Ponder over it, and you would realise that wine is perhaps the most versatile of all alcoholic drinks. You can pair it with meals, it is also delightful on its own when you want to relax after work, and it makes for a great cocktail base! We have featured some amazing wine cocktail recipes on the Just Wines blog like the Italian classic Bellini. Today, we have a Chardonnay-based cocktail for you, perfectly-suited for your next party menu. It is great during warm summer evenings and makes for a fantastic after-dinner treat.
Measurements here have been given in tablespoons for your convenience.
Star Gazer Wine Cocktail
- 4 tbsp Chardonnay
- 1-2 tbsp gold rum
- 1 tbsp pineapple juice
- 1 tbsp vanilla syrup
- 1 no. neatly cut lime wedge for garnish
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Pour in all the liquid ingredients and shake. Strain into a glass and garnish with a wedge of lime. Serve immediately.
As the name suggests, vanilla syrup is sugar syrup that has been generously flavoured with vanilla extract. While it is available in bottles, you can easily make your own by cooking equal parts sugar & water until very slightly thickened, and then adding a sufficient amount of pure vanilla extract. Allow to cool to room temperature, refrigerate and use as required.