Christmas snowball
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Christmas snowball
Cocktail recipe

Rating

4.6 / 5
Babycham may not be in such high fashion as it used to be, but is still put to great use in this ginger and advocaat cocktail. Babycham may not be in such high fashion as it used to be, but is still put to great use in this ginger and advocaat cocktail.
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Ginger Syrup
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6.45% | 1.94 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

5/5

The Christmas Snowball is a nostalgic nod with its use of Babycham and advocaat, sweetened further with ginger syrup. An effervescent, creamy cocktail that feels like a throwback to festive celebrations of yore.

Method
How to make a Christmas snowball

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Moisten the rim the highball glass with water and then roll in sugar
Into a cocktail shaker with ice, add the ginger syrup with advocaat and shake for 10-15 seconds
Strain into the ice-filled highball glass and top up with the Babycham before serving
~ For added flair we suggest rimming the glass with Christmas sprinkles. ~

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

·  Rim  ·  Highball  ·  Shake  ·  Strain  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Why is the Christmas snowball cocktail shaken and not stirred?

The Christmas snowball cocktail is shaken and not stirred to thoroughly mix the advocaat and ginger syrup with the other ingredients, ensuring a uniform flavor and a frothy texture. Shaking is particularly effective for cocktails with creamy or thick ingredients like advocaat.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve a Christmas snowball?

The best way to serve a Christmas snowball is cold in a highball glass. You might also consider garnishing it with a maraschino cherry or a sprinkle of cinnamon to enhance its festive appeal. The glass can be chilled in advance to keep the cocktail cold longer.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasions are most suitable for serving the Christmas snowball cocktail?

The Christmas snowball cocktail, with its festive name and ingredients, is most suitable for holiday gatherings, Christmas parties, or winter celebrations. Its unique and thematic flavor profile makes it a favorite choice for creating a festive atmosphere.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute Babycham for another ingredient in a Christmas snowball?

Yes, if Babycham is not available, you can substitute it with another sparkling wine or a sweetened sparkling cider. The aim is to maintain the cocktail's bubbly and slightly sweet profile, so choose a substitute that complements the creamy texture and flavor of the advocaat and ginger syrup.

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What exactly is advocaat and why is it used in a Christmas snowball?

Advocaat is a traditional Dutch liqueur made from eggs, sugar, and brandy, boasting a creamy texture and rich flavor. It's used in the Christmas snowball cocktail for its distinctive taste and viscosity, which contributes to the cocktail's creamy consistency and seasonal appeal, making it a perfect choice for a winter holiday drink.

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