I’m sure some of you are thinking, “Waste? Really?” In which case you probably skipped this post altogether! However, there are occasions when you have leftover wine – now what?
There are those times when I enjoy more than one glass of wine! But more often than not, I just want one glass but I don’t want to open the whole bottle. I know I won’t drink or use the rest in cooking before it goes bad. So, I skip the glass of wine.
I have always heard of people freezing wine in ice cube trays to use later. Great idea but it never happens. Plus I’m not even sure we own an ice cube tray! All of the new refrigerators seem to come with ice makers! So no wine in the freezer for me until…..
One day I thought, let me just try freezing the wine in a glass jar, as it freezes I’ll take it out and scrape at it to keep it from getting solid. Just like the chefs on Food Network do when making a granita. Well, I forgot to take it out and scrape at it. Wonderful discovery – THE WINE DOESN’T FREEZE SOLID!
When I have leftover wine, I simply pour it into a glass jar and toss it in the freezer.
It’s like a snow cone. Just waiting for you to scoop out and use in whatever recipe you’d like. Stir the wine a bit before you scoop it out as the alcohol may have separated a bit.
Now I always have a glass jar of red and one of white wine waiting for me in the freezer. I love the flavor they give to dishes! I’m not sure how long this will keep, but I had these jars in the freezer for a few months and the flavor was still fantastic.
By the way, I didn’t use any sort of special glass jar. This red wine is in an old peanut butter jar. I’m currently out of white wine, but I use a jelly jar for that. Just make sure you don’t fill them all the way – leave plenty of head room (about an inch or so).
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