Champagne Snowball
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Champagne Snowball
Cocktail recipe

Rating

4.8 / 5
The Champagne Snowball is a luxurious and sophisticated cocktail, perfect for celebrations and festive occasions. Featuring a decadent blend of Advocaat, lime cordial, dry sherry, and topped with champagne or ... more The Champagne Snowball is a luxurious and sophisticated cocktail, perfect for celebrations and festive occasions. Featuring a decadent blend of Advocaat, lime cordial, dry sherry, and topped with champagne or prosecco, this cocktail offers a creamy, sweet, and slightly tangy flavor profile that is both unique and refreshing. Served in a cocktail glass, the Champagne Snowball is a dazzling choice for those who appreciate a drink that balances rich, eggy notes with the crisp effervescence of sparkling wine. Ideal for cocktail enthusiasts and lovers of festive beverages, this cocktail is a delightful twist on classic champagne celebrations.
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Advocaat
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14% | 2.31 units *
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Classic

Champagne glass

Ingredients

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ml
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60ml 2oz 6cl
15ml ½oz 1.5cl
30ml 1oz 3cl

Cocktail Colin says:

5/5

The Champagne Snowball is a charming blend of richness and sparkle, perfect for those who relish a touch of elegance in their glass. The creamy, rich flavor of Advocaat beautifully complements the zesty lime cordial, while the dry sherry adds a subtle depth that cuts through the sweetness, all lifted by the fizz of champagne or prosecco for a festive finish. This concoction is a delightful dance of creamy and crisp notes, making it a sophisticated choice for any celebratory occasion.

Method
How to make a Champagne Snowball

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Start by pouring champagne into a glass that has been chilled, ensuring the perfect refreshing temperature for your drink
Next, grab your shaker and fill it with ice, which will help chill the other three ingredients effectively
Add the remaining three ingredients into the shaker with the ice
Give everything a vigorous shake for about 10-15 seconds, or until the exterior of the shaker feels frosted to the touch, ensuring the flavors are well-blended and chilled
Finally, carefully strain the shaken mixture over the champagne in your glass, creating a beautifully layered and complex cocktail experience

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

·  Shake  ·  Strain  ·  Layered  · 

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FAQ's

FAQ

What is Advocaat and why is it used in a Champagne Snowball?

Advocaat is a rich and creamy liqueur made from eggs, sugar, and brandy with a smooth texture and a flavor that combines sweetness with a slight alcoholic kick. Its unique taste and velvety texture are integral to the Champagne Snowball, providing a creamy consistency and a distinctive flavor that balances the acidity of the lime cordial and the dryness of the champagne and sherry.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute another type of champagne or sparkling wine in a Champagne Snowball?

Yes, while the original recipe suggests champagne or prosecco, you can use any sparkling wine that suits your taste or budget. The key is to choose a wine that complements the creamy sweetness of the Advocaat and the tartness of the lime cordial. A dry sparkling wine is preferable as it balances the sweetness of the cocktail.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What's the best occasion for serving a Champagne Snowball?

The Champagne Snowball is versatile and suits various festive occasions. It's perfect for celebrations such as New Year's Eve, weddings, or any celebratory event where champagne is appropriate. Its luxurious ingredients also make it suitable for a sophisticated cocktail party or as a special treat during the holiday season.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

How should I serve a Champagne Snowball to enhance its flavors?

Serve the Champagne Snowball cold in a champagne glass to accentuate its flavors and carbonation. Chilling the ingredients beforehand can help maintain the cocktail's cold temperature. Garnishing with a spiral of lime zest or a small edible flower can add an elegant touch and a hint of aroma that complements the drink's flavors.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

Is there a non-alcoholic version of the Champagne Snowball?

Yes, for a non-alcoholic version, replace the advocaat with a non-alcoholic egg-based liquid dessert or custard, the sherry with a non-alcoholic white grape juice or apple cider vinegar for tartness, and the champagne with a non-alcoholic sparkling wine or sparkling water for the fizz. Adjust the lime cordial to taste. This version keeps the spirit of the cocktail while making it accessible to everyone.

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