A simple cocktail that is thought to have originated in British Columbia. A drink that is sure to warm your cockles.
It is thought that a lady called Audrey Saunders, owner of the Pegu Club in New York City and former bartender at Bemelmans Bar in New York′s Carlyle Hotel created the Earl Grey Martini. Gin and Earl Grey tea are combined to make this unusual and rather sophisticated cocktail that is sure to be a hit with your friends. The UK is a nation of tea lovers and gin lovers, so this Earl Grey Martini cocktail is the perfect combination.
Traditionally drunk at Christmas time, the Snowball was particularly popular in the 1970s, but made a comeback in 2012 after Nigella Lawson admitted to being partial to one.
A Snowball is a mixture of Advocaat and lemonade and as with so many cocktails, there are a variety of differing recipes. The addition of gin is a warming surprise and really adds to the flavour. Buying a shop bought commercial version of Advocaat is fine, making it yourself really isn’t necessary.