Snowball cocktails are a festive and fun drink to enjoy during the winter months. The snowball cocktail has been enjoyed in many iterations since the early 1800s. It began as a simple combination of brandy, sugar, and water. However, over time inventive bartenders have included a range of exciting ingredients such as advocaat or even carbonated soda. Today, the snowball is widely considered a heavier, sweeter variation of cocktails, such as the snowball flip or snowball liqueur.

The flavor is made up of a refreshingly sweet and tart combination of flavors. It is an opulent festive concoction that will brighten up any holiday celebration with its velvety smoothness. One sip of this delicious beverage is sure to keep the cold weather at bay.

We'll provide you with all the ingredients, directions, tips, and tools you need to make your snowballs perfect every time. No matter what flavor profile each partygoer prefers, this chilly classic never fails to satisfy the taste buds!
Snowball cocktail recipe

Cocktail Ingredients

  • Ice
  • 1/2 lime
  • 1 ounce of advocaat
  • 5 ounces of sparkling lemonade
  • Cinnamon stick or cherry for garnish

Prep time: 5 minutes | Cook time: 0 minutes | Servings: 1 drink

Cocktail Directions

  1. Fill a 6-ounce scotch glass with ice.
  2. Add one ounce of advocaat.
  3. Squeeze lime juice into the glass.
  4. Mix advocaat and lime juice with a bar spoon.
  5. Fill the rest of the glass with sparkling lemonade.
  6. Mix all the ingredients.
  7. Add a cinnamon stick and cherry as garnishes.

Tools & Equipment

A gold-plated Japanese-style jigger is an essential tool for making cocktails. It ensures accuracy in measuring ingredients and prevents spills and wastage of precious spirits. A jigger consists of two sides of different sizes. The larger side is (a “jigger”), and the smaller side is one ounce (a “pony”). A jigger can be used to accurately measure out all of the ingredients needed for your snowball cocktail, helping you to make sure your drink turns out perfectly!

A bar mixing spoon is necessary to make this Christmas cocktail because it helps you mix the ingredients together. A bar mixing spoon's long handle enables you to reach the bottom of the glass, ensuring all the ingredients get blended properly and evenly. The rounded bowl at the end of the spoon ensures that you can stir without splashing the liquid out of the glass.

A scotch glass is a great vessel for making snowball cocktails. This unique style of glass is round to make the drink look more like a snowball. The round shape also makes it versatile enough for any kind of drink you might want to make. When it comes to a snowball cocktail, a scotch glass will perfectly hold all the ingredients and provide a stunning presentation.

Let It Snow

When it comes to celebrating the winter months, a snowball cocktail is a perfect choice! This delicious drink is wonderfully festive and holiday-inspired, and it will warm you up from the inside out. The combination of cream liqueur, advocaat, and sparkling lemonade creates a sweet and smooth flavor that is both comforting and indulgent. Plus, the snowball cocktail becomes even more festive when topped with cinnamon sticks and cherries.