Snowball
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Snowball
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4.7 / 5
The Snowball cocktail is a creamy, citrusy drink typically enjoyed during festive seasons, particularly around Christmas. Its main ingredient, Advocaat—a rich and velvety Dutch liqueur made from eggs, sugar, and ... more The Snowball cocktail is a creamy, citrusy drink typically enjoyed during festive seasons, particularly around Christmas. Its main ingredient, Advocaat—a rich and velvety Dutch liqueur made from eggs, sugar, and brandy—provides a custard-like base that is both sweet and smooth. The addition of tangy lime juice balances the sweetness with a refreshing zing, while the lemonade adds a fizzy lift to the drink, giving it a lighter mouthfeel. Traditionally served in a cocktail glass, the Snowball is garnished with a sprinkle of cinnamon, adding a subtle, spicy warmth that complements the drink's indulgent character.
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5.83% | 0.52 units *

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Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

5/5

The Snowball blends the creamy lusciousness of Advocaat with the zest of lime juice and a bubbly splash of lemonade, creating a festive medley that sings of winter joy. This drink's velvety texture and lively fizz make it a holiday favorite, perfect for a cozy, cheerful toast.

Method
How to make a Snowball

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Shake the lime juice and advocaat together in a cocktail shaker with ice
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and top up with lemonade
Garnish with a little grated cinnamon and serve

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Shake  ·  Strain  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute anything for Advocaat in a Snowball cocktail?

Yes, if you can't find Advocaat or prefer a different flavor, you can substitute it with eggnog or a mixture of custard and brandy for a similar creamy texture and taste. The cocktail's unique richness comes from Advocaat, so substitutes will slightly alter the final taste.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Why is the Snowball cocktail shaken and not stirred?

The Snowball cocktail is shaken to thoroughly combine the viscous Advocaat with the other more liquid ingredients (lime juice and lemonade), ensuring an even and smooth texture throughout. Shaking also chills the drink more effectively than stirring, enhancing the cocktail's refreshing quality.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve a Snowball cocktail?

The Snowball cocktail is best served in a chilled cocktail glass. Optionally, it can be garnished with a slice of lime or a maraschino cherry to add a pop of color and an extra layer of flavor. Ensure the cocktail is well-shaken before pouring to enjoy its full creamy and refreshing taste.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of a Snowball compare to other classic cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 5.83%, the Snowball cocktail is on the lower end of the spectrum compared to many classic cocktails. For example, a Martini typically has an alcohol content around 20-30%, making the Snowball a milder option suitable for those preferring a less potent drink.

SEASONAL_TIME_RECOMMENDATIONS

Is there a particular season when the Snowball cocktail is most enjoyed?

The Snowball cocktail, with its creamy and refreshing characteristics, is particularly popular during the winter holiday season. Its name and the use of Advocaa,t a rich and velvety liqueur, evoke a festive spirit, making it a favorite choice for Christmas and New Year celebrations.

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