Great Tips for Cooking With Champagne

21st April 2020


We all love Champagne for its sparkle and bubbles. However, these exact qualities of Champagne also mean you cannot stopper or re-cork leftover bubbly. After you have opened it, you must finish the bottle. However, all is not lost if you cannot finish your bottle of Champagne to the last drop. You can use the little Champagne that is leftover in your cooking, to make salad dressings and dips, or to make a detox face mask.

Herein we will explore how you can cook with your leftover bubbly.

#1. Make Champagne Crêpes

Using leftover Champagne for cooking leftover crêpes gives them a sweet taste. Importantly, it helps them cook extra light while infusing exceptional crispiness and gives them lacy edges.


1 cup milk
3 eggs – lightly beaten
1¾ cups all-purpose flour
¾ cup Champagne
2 tablespoons of vegetable oil & melted butter – combined
1 pinch salt


Add the milk, the eggs and the Champagne in a large bowl and whisk together.
Add the flour and whisk.
Add the salt and oil/butter mixture. Whisk the ingredients quickly for a few more minutes.
Refrigerate the batter for one hour.
Place a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Brush the skillet with the rest of the oil/butter mixture.
After warming the skillet (without smoking), pour the batter mixture to form a thin crêpe.
Cook the crêpe for about one minute for one side and then flip over the crêpe to cook the other side for 30 seconds. It should be golden.
Fill or top with sweet or savory toppings. Top or fill the crêpes with savory or sweet toppings.

There is an option to cook thick champagne pancakes instead of crêpes. Use these recipes.

#2. Cooking Champagne-Soaked Mussels

If you love mussels cooked in wine or beer, you will definitely love the Champagne even more. Champagne-soaked mussels have a tantalising taste while still being easy to make.


2 tbsp. onions, garlic, or shallots – minced. (You could also combine/use other diced aromatics including carrots or celery.) Use the different types of kitchen knives you have to chope them finely.
2 pounds of fresh mussels
2 cups leftover Champagne,
Salt, herbs, and pepper to taste


Clean your mussels thoroughly – you
Using a large pot and the heat set at medium, sauté the onions and garlic in olive oil.
Add the salt, herbs, and pepper into the pot and let it cook for about two minutes.
Turn up the heat. Add the Champagne and the mussels.
Let it boil before covering until the mussels open or for about five minutes.
Once cooked, serve the mussels with fresh crusty bread.

#3. Make Champagne Vinaigrette

A Champagne vinaigrette will go well with any tossed salad or green. However, for that extra flavourful taste, consider using a salad with a lot of nuts and fruits. Being light, it will bring out the natural sweetness of the salad. Moreover, it will infuse a piquant and vibrant taste to your dish.


1½ tbsp. Champagne
3 tbsp. olive oil
½ tbsp. sugar, or more and less to taste
1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar or Champagne
Pepper and sea salt and to taste

Using a shallow bowl, add all the ingredients and whisk to combine. Alternatively, you can add all the ingredients in a jar and seal before shaking well.

#4. Champagne Risotto

Use Giada de Laurentis to make creamy risotto using your leftover Champagne. This simple recipe will help you make a delicious risotto in just half an hour.

#5. Use The Leftover Champagne To Make Gourmet French Dip And/Or Spread

You can use the leftover Champagne to make Fromage. You will also need some garlic and cheese. The Fromage is tantalising and incredibly addictive. Importantly, it will help you make good use of your party leftovers.

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