christmas cocktailWhether you’re dreaming of a white Christmas or actually getting one, December has everyone thinking about snow. If you’re not able to build a snowman or participate in some winter sports—or if you’re hibernating on your couch because the blizzards came early—we have a cocktail to sweeten your day. Since we’re also approaching the anniversary of the publication of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, this drink originates across the pond.

The Snowball
Traditionally the Snowball is made with advocaat, but if you can’t find it pre-made, you can easily whip up your own.


    • 50ml advocaat
    • 10ml Fresh Lime Juice
    • Top soda or Lemonade


  • 1 egg
  • 30mls sugar syrup (or simple syrup)
  • 60mls brandy
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon

Mix advocaat ingredients well until the mixture is thick and smooth—about the consistency of eggnog. Then add lime juice and shake and strain into an ice filled Hi-Ball glass. Top with soda or a dash of lemonade if you like your drinks on the sweet side. Garnish with a lime wedge and a dash of nutmeg and enjoy.

If you have one too many and need to lie down, just tell everyone you’re making a snow angel (hint: this works best if there’s actually snow).