White Christmas

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“I’m dreaming of a White Christmas …..” I’d love to have snow this Christmas, but as I now live in Australia it’s very unlikely to happen.   I will still have a Snowball however:-

Snowball

1 part Advocaat

1 part vodka

1 part cream

10 parts lemonade

Shake the Advocaat, vodka and cream together, pour into a highball glass and then gradually add the lemonade, stirring as it goes.   When you add the lemonade it will make the top of the drink go frothy (which is delicious), so make sure you add it slowly.

Christmas is such a special time of the year that it seems only right to celebrate it with a cocktail or two.

The traditional Christmas cocktail seems to be Eggnog, but there are lots of other cocktails which are made for Christmas.   My favorite Christmas Cocktail site is at http://www.squidoo.com/christmas_cocktails.

Eggnog originated in England and was taken to America by English settlers.   The drink was changed quite at this stage as the Sherry that was in the original drink was too expensive in the Colonys at this stage and was replaced by rum.   Eggnog became an American Christmas tradition in the late 1800s.   More about the history of Eggnog and several recipes can be found at http://www.helium.com/items/668329.

The spread of Eggnog as a Christmas tradition throughout other countries in the world, I believe, has come about in the twentieth century thanks to the film and television industry.   American Christmas movies always has Eggnog in them as do American television Christmas specials and so Eggnog has become a Christmas tradition around the world.   My first Christmas in Australia I was offered Eggnog and seafood!!

Whatever Christmas Cocktail you drink this year, ‘may your days be merry and bright.’

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