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So today, it is my pleasure to introduce to you something absolutely fabulous: the festive Snowball Cocktail with homemade
You'll love this delicious cocktail with eggnog (or egg liqueur/advocaat)! The use of bitter lemon makes it a unique variation and will just be the right thing for you!
This festive drink not only looks adorable, but it also tastes heavenly! Yum! On top, you can prepare it in just a few minutes and don't even need a
I'm always at the forefront of incorporating my homemade egg liqueur into baked goods, chocolates, and drinks.
- Eggnog or homemade Egg Liqueur, Advocaat - I prefer using my homemade Egg Liqueur. Still, you can easily switch it with
Eggnogor a store bought Advocaat.
- Cold Bitter Lemon - or the sparkling lemonade you love the most. In this particular recipe, I wanted to combine the tart taste of the bitter lemon with the sweet taste of my homemade egg liqueur. The bitter lemon must be ice-cold.
- Lemon - the additional freshly squeezed lemon juice gives this cocktail the extra kick!
- Additionally - Freshly squeezed lemon juice and brown cane sugar for the rim).
Then let's start preparing this delicious wintery drink! As we said earlier, the preparation is done in a jiffy.
First, cut a fresh lemon in half and squeeze one half with a lemon squeezer. Strain the resulting juice through a fine strainer into a large mixing glass. Then add the egg liqueur and the freshly squeezed lemon juice to a tall mixing glass and mix well.
Then squeeze the second half of the lemon. Prepare two small plates and strain the juice (of the second half of the lemon) into one of the plates. Add the brown cane sugar to the second plate. Take just enough of the sugar to cover the bottom.
Now take your cocktail glass and create the beautiful sugar rim. Turn the glass upside down and dip the rim of the glass into the freshly squeezed lemon juice. Immediately after, gently twist the glass through the brown cane sugar to create a gorgeous rim.
Turn your cocktail glass upside down again and pour in the already prepared lemon juice-egg liqueur mixture. Now get your ice-cold Bitter Lemon from the fridge.
The bitter lemon must be ice-cold. Otherwise, the cocktail will not taste good. While it would be possible to use ice cubes to chill it, I would advise against it.
The ice cubes dilute the cocktail, and I find that this dilution detracts from the significant flavor of this festive beverage.
Finally, top the glass up with the ice-cold bitter lemon.
Your amazing Snowball Cocktail is ready to be served! Enjoy! 💚
More delicious recipes for you to try
- Christmas Dinner Dessert Roundup
- Chocolate Espresso Crinkle Cookies
- Double Chocolate Bundt Cake
- Advocaat Bites
- Egg Liqueur Parfait
- Potato flour Cake
- Whipping Cream Bundt Cake
- Cinnamon Cookies
- Cointreau Coffee
- Eggnog Coffee
- Homemade Caramel Milk
- Paloma Mocktail (created by mocktail.net)
🤨 What's a traditional snowball cocktail?
A Snowball is a mixture of Advocaat and a carbonated lemonade in approximately equal parts. It may have other ingredients, to taste.
It typically contains a squeeze of fresh lime juice, which is shaken with the advocaat before pouring into a glass and topping up with lemonade.
In the United Kingdom, it is often sold in both pubs and supermarkets in small bottles of approximately 113 millilitres (4.0 imp fl oz; 3.8 US fl oz) or 180 millilitres (6.3 imp fl oz; 6.1 US fl oz) (known in the pub trade as "splits") and is usually drunk as a "winter warmer".
🥗 Side dishes
This drink works perfectly on its own, as well as a welcome beverage with small savory appetizers. But of course, it also makes a great addition to cookies or a delightful dessert. In summary: the snowball cocktail is always welcome! 😊
For my homemade advocaat I am using: whipped cream, full cream milk, powdered sugar, egg yolk, vanilla sugar, alcohol (white rum 40 percent alcohol or Vodka 40 percent alcohol), and a dash of cognac. Simply mixing all the ingredients together. 🙂 You can find the detailed instructions in the following post: How to make a delicious homemade advocaat egg liqueur.
Instead of freshly squeezed lemon juice, you can use simple syrup or maple syrup. As a substitute for the raw cane sugar you can use any other kind of sugar, cookie crumbs, but also (and this tastes especially good) grated coconut. Just try what tastes best to you.
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Snowball Cocktail with Bitter Lemon
For the rim
- ½ Lemon organic
- Raw cane sugar brown sugar
Rim the Cocktail Glass
- Get two small plates ready.
- Squeeze ½ Lemon and strain its juice into the small plate.½ Lemon
- Add Raw cane sugar to the second plate (just enough to cover the bottom).Raw cane sugar
- Turn the glass upside down and dip the rim of the glass into the freshly squeezed lemon juice.
- Gently twist the glass through the brown cane sugar to create that gorgeous rim.
- Squeeze ½ Lemon with a lemon squeezer.½ Lemon
- Strain the juice into a tall mixing glass.
- Add 1 shot Eggnog and mix them well.1 shot Eggnog
- Pour the lemon-juice-egg-liqueur-mixture into a rimmed cocktail glass.
- Top the cocktail glass up with the ice-cold 1 ¼ cups Bitter Lemon.1 ¼ cups Bitter Lemon
Nutrition values are estimates only, using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.
⛑️ Food Safety
- Cook to a minimum temperature of 165 °F (74 °C)
- Do not use the same utensils on cooked food, that previously touched raw meat
- Wash hands after touching raw meat
- Don't leave food sitting out at room temperature for extended periods
- Never leave cooking food unattended
- Use oils with high smoking point to avoid harmful compounds
- Always have good ventilation when using a gas stove
For further information, check Safe Food Handling - FDA.