Xmas Drink #1: The Snowball

October 2nd, 2007 by Colonel Tiki

The Snowball is a highball of Advocaat and lemon-lime soda, sometimes with a splash of lemon and/or lime juice.


1½ oz. Advocaat
3 oz. Lemon-Lime soda
Splash Lemon and/or Lime juice

Add cubed ice to a highball or double rocks glass. Add Advocaat, citrus, and top with lemon-lime soda. Stir carefully to mix. Garnish with lemon wheel.


I need to get some Advocaat, which is made from egg yolks, brandy, and vanilla. Heather used to call it “egg nog liqueur,” which isn’t that far from the truth. I’m guessing it will be a dandy base for any number of creamy Christmas bevvies. I’m guessing Ginger snaps, Egg Nog variations, nutty drinks, &c. There is a Mexican cousin of Advocaat that goes by the name of Rompope.

3 Responses to “Xmas Drink #1: The Snowball”

  1. caoilin says:

    Interesting! Is Advocaat something I can buy or will I need to make it at home? Misty and I have been discussing lately the necessity of having a well stocked bar. I’d like to try this – thanks, Cute!

  2. Craig says:

    You can get Advocaat at the liquor store. I just finally found some up here. I got lucky – The Gresham liquor store had both Advocaat and Rompope.

    The Rompope is more like milk-custard liqueur while the Advocaat is almost like an egg-yolk liqueur. I haven’t yet tried out the snowball.

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