Leftover Champagne Recipes That Make Great Use Of Your Bubbly

Make good use of your bubbly this year... If you don't finish it all on New Year's Eve, that is.

When New Year's Eve has come and gone, you may find yourself in a common conundrum. Allow us to paint the scene: You invited everyone you've ever met or interacted with on social media over to your apartment because you refuse to leave the house on New Year's Eve and had too many recipes you needed to squeeze in before the end of the 2014. The only problem was that too many other people also had a stay-at-home rule on New Years and maybe you overestimated the amount of cheap Champagne you could collectively consume with the close pals that did show up to your party. It happens to the best of us.

Chances are, after a night of trying to finish all that Champagne, you won't be looking to drink more bubbly anytime soon. This is why we've compiled some excellent recipes that can help you use up those extra bottles.

It might not be immediately obvious, but the fruity, yeasty, and sometimes nutty flavor of Champagne goes great in food. It naturally complements desserts like cakes and sorbets and adds oomph to frosting, but it can also give a surprisingly pleasant kick to staples like salmon, risotto and Jell-O. You cook with wine, so why not cook with Champagne?

Here are 17 recipes that include Champagne as an ingredient, so you don't have waste any of that precious bubbly.

Champagne Cake Pops
Get the Champagne Cake Pops recipe from Sweetapolita
Champagne Jell-O
Angie Cao
Get the Sparkling Champagne and Strawberries recipe from Hello, Jell-O!: 50+ Inventive Recipes from the Jello Mold Mistress
Pan-Seared Sea Scallops with a Champagne Truffle Cream
Taste With The Eyes
Champagne Cupcakes
The Curvy Carrot
Champagne Salmon
Cake, Batter and Bowl
Get the Champagne Salmon With Swiss Chard Quinoa recipe from Cake, Batter and Bowl
Southside Royale
Dave Lauridsen
Get the Southside Royale recipe from Food&Wine
Champagne Sorbet With Red Currant Syrup
Champagne Sorbet
Simply Recipes
Get the Champagne Sorbet recipe from Simply Recipes
Lobster Ravioli with Champagne Cream Sauce
Christey Krause, fotocuisine.com
Strawberry And Champagne Pancakes
Veggie And The Beast
Get the Strawberry And Champagne Pancakes recipe from Veggie And The Beast
Champagne Mushroom Sauce
Simply Recipes
Get the Champagne Mushroom Sauce recipe from Simply Recipes
Champagne Cake
Get the Champagne Cake recipe by Valerie Gordon from Food52
Champagne Risotto
Le Fork
Get the Easy Champagne Risotto recipe from Le Fork
Champagne Cream Puffs
The Craving Chronicles
Get the Champagne Cream Puffs recipe from The Craving Chronicles
Mango-Lime Trifle With Brown Butter Cake
Get the Mango-Lime Trifle With Brown Butter Cake recipe by JessicaBakes from Food52
Strawberry Balsamic Gratin
Kiran Tarun
Cupcakes With Champagne Buttercream
Lemon Sugar

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