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Got Leftover Sparkling from New Year's?

New Year's Eve is nothing without the obligatory glass of sparkling wine. It's the perfect way to ring in the New Year with friends and family and to toast to things ahead. We here at Cavinona could have sparkling anytime of year (especially these), but we understand it's not everyone's favourite vice for day to day drinking. So what to do with left over bubbly from the holidays? Here are 5 ideas that will leave you thankful you over prepared for the season. 

1. Champagne Sorbet from simplyrecipes.com

This sorbet indicates champagne, but you can really use any sparkling you have on hand. Perfect for impressing your dinner party guests!

Photo: "whiskey smash sorbet" by Patrick Truby is licensed under CC BY 2.0

 

2. Strawberry & Champagne Pancakes from veggieandthebeastfeast.com

Now the mimosa and bellini no longer stand alone as the only ways to incorporate sparkling wine into the breakfast hour. This genius recipe uses the bubbles in sparkling wine to create extra fluffy pancakes. 

Strawberry Pancakes

Photo: "mini strawberry pancakes" by Iana Peralta is licensed under CC BY 2.0

 

3. Negroni Sbagliato from www.seriouseats.com

What happens when an Italian bartender accidentally grabs Prosecco instead of gin for a Negroni order? You get the creation of the Negroni Sbagliato. Sbagliato means broken or incorrect in Italian, but this cocktail has gained a rampant following, so we can't imagine it will be fixed anytime soon. 

 

 

4. Champagne-Roasted Cauliflower with Gruyère from www.foodandwine.com

This recipe from Food & Wine is the epitome of comfort food with a touch of class. Probably best to save a glass of sparkling to enjoy with this decadent dish. 

Photo: "Cauliflower Cheese" by Peter O'Connor is licensed under CC BY 2.0

 

5. French 75 from www.foodandwine.com

Though not Italian, we can always make an expection for a delicious cocktail. Meet the French 75. Many believe this drink was devised by American soldiers in World War I hankering for a Tom Collins. They had gin and lemons but no soda, so they used what was at hand: Champagne. The result was named for the French-made 75-millimeter guns used in the war.

 


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