Dirty Snowball
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Dirty Snowball
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The Dirty Snowball is a sweet and refreshing cocktail that combines vodka, lemonade, and Advocaat liqueur. This cocktail has a rich and creamy texture with a hint of tanginess from ... more The Dirty Snowball is a sweet and refreshing cocktail that combines vodka, lemonade, and Advocaat liqueur. This cocktail has a rich and creamy texture with a hint of tanginess from the lemonade. The name "Dirty Snowball" is said to have originated from the combination of white and clear spirits, resembling the snow on a snowy day. This cocktail is perfect for those who enjoy a creamy and citrusy taste with a kick of vodka. It is often served as a dessert drink or a fun party cocktail. The Advocaat liqueur, which is made from egg yolks, sugar, and brandy, adds a unique and rich flavor to this drink. Whether you're sipping on it during the holiday season or on a hot summer day, the Dirty Snowball is a delightful and versatile cocktail.
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19.17% | 1.73 units *

Lowball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Dirty Snowball

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add the ingredients directly to a lowball glass with ice
Stir and serve

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

What can I use as a substitute for Advocaat in a Dirty Snowball cocktail?

If you don't have Advocaat, you can substitute it with eggnog for a similar rich and creamy flavor. Alternatively, custard liqueurs or Baileys Irish Cream can also mimic the texture and taste, though the flavor profile will slightly differ.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Is it necessary to stir the Dirty Snowball cocktail, or can it be shaken instead?

The Dirty Snowball cocktail is best enjoyed when its ingredients are gently stirred together. This method prevents the drink from becoming too diluted and ensures the creamy texture of the Advocaat is maintained. While shaking could be experimented with, it might not provide the intended texture and dilution.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What garnish is best suited for the Dirty Snowball cocktail?

A slice of lemon or a light dusting of nutmeg on top of the Dirty Snowball cocktail can enhance its aroma and add a visually appealing contrast to its creamy appearance. Lemon zest or a small lemon twist can also add a nice touch of flavor and decoration.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of a Dirty Snowball compare to that of a standard cocktail?

A Dirty Snowball has an alcohol content of 19.17%, which falls below the alcohol content of many standard cocktails that can range from 20% to 40% depending on the recipe. This makes it a moderately strong drink, ideal for those preferring a less intense alcoholic experience.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasion is the Dirty Snowball cocktail best suited for?

Given its unique blend of flavors and creamy texture, the Dirty Snowball cocktail is perfect for winter gatherings or holiday parties. Its name and presentation can add a fun twist to festive occasions, making it an excellent choice for celebrations during the colder months.

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