I am still trying to detox from New Orleans and have been craving a light wine cocktail. This cocktail contains one of my favorite summer wines Vinho Verde. I love Vinho Verde because it has a slight bubbly effervescent that makes every sip so refreshing! I decided to pair this lovely wine with rum, lime, and a cilantro simple syrup to elevate the flavor. This is the perfect entertaining cocktail because it is low alcohol and the cilantro simple syrup can be made ahead of time. Transform your normal daiquiri with the ultimate summer wine cocktail! Cheers!

Recipe: Cilantro and White Wine Daiquiri


1.5 ounces of rum (I used Brugal Extra Dry)

½ lime, juiced

4 ounces of white wine (I used Vinho Verde)

1 tablespoon of cilantro syrup (See recipe below*)

1 cup of ice

3 cilantro sprigs for garnish

Garnish: cilantro sprigs


In a cocktail shaker add rum, lime juice, cilantro syrup, and ½ cup of ice

Shake until mixed and chilled

Add ½ cup of ice to serving glass

Strain mixture into serving glass and top off with white wine

Garnish with cilantro sprigs

Yields: 1 serving

*Recipe: Cilantro Syrup


1 cup of water

1 cup of sugar

½ cup of packed cilantro


In a sauce pan combine sugar, water, and cilantro. Let it boil for until sugar dissolves

Strain mixture and let it cool