6 Ingenious Uses for Leftover Wine

When you cracked open that bottle of rosé the other night, you figured you and your friend would finish it off (along with a couple eps of House Hunters)—but somehow you didn’t. Now it’s three days later and you’re questioning its shelf life in your fridge. Here, six ways to make sure your leftover wine does not go to waste.

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Laura Wing and Jim Kamoosi

Wine Ice Cubes

Pour that leftover red into an empty ice cube tray (feel free to supplement with fresh berries) and boom: spiked ice at your disposal for the next time you want to serve yourself a chilled glass.

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Laura Wing and Jim Kamoosi

Red Wine Pasta

Sure, the recipe calls for the whole bottle of red, but you can get away with two-thirds, NBD.

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Laura Wing and Jim Kamoosi

Wine Truffles

These vino-infused truffles are proof that you can have both chocolate and wine at the same time, and lucky for you, they’re super easy to make.

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Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

Birthday Cupcakes With White Wine Buttercream

Trust us: Everything tastes better with wine.

Spiked Soups

Here’s a tip: Cut your summer soup recipes with a cup or two of leftover red or white wine and let it simmer for an extra 15 to 30 minutes. It will taste like it’s been on the stove for hours!

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Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

Boozy Ice Pops

Sure, you have to buy a popsicle mold, but it’s a warm-weather investment you’ll be so glad you made.

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Hannah Loewentheil

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From 2015-2017 Hannah Loewentheil held the role of Editor covering entertainment, food, travel and all things nyc.
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