She Fills Her Tub With Red Wine And Sits In It For A Reason I Wasn't Aware Of.
Rachel Sebastian 4/20/2016
If you're lucky enough to find yourself with some leftover wine, put it to good use!
If you usually just dump out the last of the bottle after a ladies night, you are missing out. We've compiled some of the best tricks that will help you get the most out of every last drop of that vino.
Like it's even a question! Everyone knows chocolate and wine go well together, but incorporating red wine into a brownie recipe is completely genius. Experiment with these red wine chocolate fudge brownies from Butter Me Up Brooklyn. The batter recipe calls for 1/4 cup of wine and the brownie glaze (yep, more chocolate!) incorporates another two tablespoons.
Jazz Up Your Salad
Make your own wine vinegar to spice up any dish! It tastes delicious as a zesty salad dressing, and is fairly simple to make at home. Since store-bought wine vinegars are generally not cheap, you can make your own using this recipe from Phickle.
Squeaky Clean Veggies
Researchers from Oregon State University have found antimicrobial properties in wine, meaning you can use it to clean your veggies. It's also useful for general cleaning and as a disinfectant.
Sauce It Up
Why not make your own pasta sauce with that extra red wine? It's a great way to get in a serving of vegetables while indulging in your favorite pasta dish. It's also a steal at under four dollars per batch if you follow Haley's recipe at Cheap Recipe Blog.
Red Wine Suckers Have Arrived
There's no mistake about it - these red wine suckers exist and look delicious! This recipe calls for port wine as well as an optional gold luster dust. They sound like the perfect grown-up party favor or a post-work treat. You can follow the recipe for your own wine pops at Sprinkles Bakes.
Wine: It's What's For Dinner
Jazz up your chicken, pork or steak with a home-made wine marinade. Throw in your wine, some of your favorite herbs and spices, drizzle in some olive oil, and you've got a flavorful tenderizer for your meat. For full recipes and the official know-how, follow the experts at Wine Folly.
Make A Fancy Dessert
There's few things more impressive than serving your dinner guests poached fruit as a post-dinner treat. It makes the whole house smell lovely and the fruit is delicious. Try this recipe from Mother Thyme for poached pears in red wine. It will surely be the perfect dish to end a fun evening.
Do A Double Take
We all know wine is packed with antioxidants, so why not incorporate it into your skincare? Make your own sparking wine toner, cleansing mask or detoxifying bath with instructions from Poise Tricks.
Your New Favorite Sorbet Flavor
Summer is right around the corner and this delicious peach and white wine sorbet needs to be on your radar. It's a great palate cleanser for between meals or on its own for a wonderful adult treat. Follow the directions from Vin de Peche and create your new go-to dessert.
Put It On Ice
You can probably remember all the times you've needed just a bit of wine for a dish you're cooking at home, but were somehow out. This problem is easily fixed, thanks to your freezer and an ice tray. Simply freeze the wine in the tray and pop out a cube when you need it!
Get The Party Started
Or, keep the party going over brunch and mimosas! Mix up the usual orange juice mimosa with this strawberry, lemon and basil rendition from Food Network. Cheers to leftover wine!
Happiness On A Stick
Incorporating wine into desserts has proved to be revolutionary (and delicious), but these red wine popsicles are going to be a staple this summer. The recipe from Pastry Affair brings together your favorite type of sweet red wine, strawberries, balsamic vinegar and granulated sugar.
Don't Wine About That Stain
Embrace the recent red wine dribble on your white t-shirt and give it a makeover! This fun look is completely DYI with directions from eHow. Customize the shade from rosy to deep red with the soak time.
Fountain Of Youth
We all know how relaxing drinking a glass of wine while taking a bath can be, but what about actually bathing in the wine? That's the thought behind 'vinotherapy', a French spa treatment that claims to increase circulation and aid in face lifts.
Ever reminisce about making root beer floats as a kid? Thanks to Mind Over Batter, we now have an adult version that competes with the old-fashioned favorite.
Endless Options For Fun
Turns out, wine is basically a chameleon of sorts and can transform anything into a better version of itself. Keep these ideas in mind for the next time you have a little extra wine on hand. You may just surprise yourself!