by Colleen B from Expert Home Tips
I know, I know – leftover wine is truly a rare sight to behold. However, if you’ve had a big shindig and you’ve found some half-empty bottles of white and red, then I have six wonderful uses for all that plonk. Hope you like them!
- Grab an old t-shirt… and dye it! If you have some leftover wine from a party, use it to breathe life into old white cotton t-shirt and dye it. You don’t need much to try this project, just grab a large stockpot and locate that red wine. Follow the instructions at ehow.com and enjoy your newly dyed clothes.
- Make red wine ice cream floats for the summer Cool down on hot summer days with these beautiful red wine ice cream floats from mind-over-batter.com. You only need three ingredients in order to make these delightful drinks, so you have no excuse not to have a go! Serve them up at a party to impress your guests.
- Freeze your wine into cubes for later use You can use wine to deglaze a pan and make a tasty sauce, or, every time a recipe calls for a glug of red or white wine, reach for your ice cube tray. So easy! Keep your cubes for up to three months.
- Eat mussels and pretend you’re on holiday Pretend you’re eating out in restaurant in Belgium or France and use some of that leftover white wine with mussels. Here is a great looking recipe from BBCgoodfood.com that uses only four ingredients – mussels, white wine, a shallot and some chopped parsley.
- Clean your kitchen counter Did you know that wine can help remove stains on your countertops? There’s another bonus too – wine can disinfect your surfaces and helps to kill salmonella. Next time you’ve spilled something, grab that leftover wine and wipe it up!
- Make adult-only lollipops These are not for children! Sprinklebakes.com have come up with a brilliant recipe for red wine lollipops. They are very stylish and are even covered in gold luster dust – how magical! They would make a wonderful gift for your loved one, so why not give it a go today?