Featured Cocktail: Snowball

Featured Cocktail: Snowball

What are the needed ingredients to create a snowball cocktail?

  • 2 and ½ measures of advocaat
  • ½ measure cognac
  • ½ fresh lime
  • Sparkling lemonade
  • Two cocktail cherries

01_mixing it all together

Mixing it all together

    Once you have all the ingredients that you need, all you have to do is to mix them all together with these steps:

  1. Begin by chilling the lemonade into the fridge.
  2. Pour ice into a cocktail shaker, then add the lime juice, cognac, and the advocaat together.
  3. Shake the mixture well and pour it into a glass or a champagne bowl.
  4. Add the lemonade in the glass to add more liquid.
  5. Place some cocktail cherries onto the cocktail stick and mix the drink to blend the lemonade well.
  6. Like most drink mixes, serve it ice cold and enjoy a glass of snowball!

Tip: If you do not want to make your own advocaat, which can be done with 60ml of brandy, 1 egg, and 30ml of simple syrup, you can opt to purchase a commercial ready-made version available in the grocery. For the sparkling lemonade, there are many good lemon soda brands that can fit the mix.

    As the year passes by, we are getting closer to the Christmas season. Since it is a common Filipino practice to prepare for Christmas months ahead, better get your decorations ready! While doing that, you can look for wonderful food recipes and fun drink mixes that would make you want to go to your nearest alcohol distributor in a hurry. There are a good variety of drinks that you can mix for your Christmas party, and one of them is the Snowball. Here are some of the things that you need to know about this classic Christmas drink.

Origins

Origins

    The origins of the Snowball are unclear, but it is assumed that it had its start in the United Kingdom during the 1940s and 1950s. Despite being known for  a good amount of people, it didn’t become as popular until the 1970s. One of the reasons that it became a popular cocktail is because of its affordability and availability. One of the main ingredients is advocaat that can easily be found and sparkling lemonade which is readily available in groceries.

    The Snowball became one of the most popular drinks during the 1970s, and recently, people have had a renewed interest in the drink. It was later re-introduced in the 2000s to a wider audience, who began to appreciate the unique drink mix. Presently, it has become one of the top choices during Christmas parties.

Suggestions and recommendations

Suggestions and recommendations

    Snowballs are indeed best served during Christmas parties as it is a drink that can help you warm up during the cold night. However, you can also enjoy this interesting cocktail during your regular parties and get-togethers, as your guests may be fascinated with this new drink mix that you just introduced.

    The Snowball is a staple drink that your friends and family will definitely enjoy during the Christmas season, along with some wonderful and delicious Christmas dishes. If you are looking for a new addition to your selection of drink mixes, then the snowball may be the mix you are looking for.