It’s not very often that we talk about booze on Cate in the Kitchen. Not often enough at all, actually, now that I think about it. I dabbled in a few cocktail recipes when I first kicked off the blog in 2014 but since then alcohol has had almost no mention on my corner of the Internet.
I feel like Christmas is a very good time to get back into the swing of having virtual drinks together every now and then, what do you think? We’re doing it anyway, whether you like it or not, we’re starting here.
This post is my entry into Aldi’s Christmas Cocktail Challenge, myself and a few other bloggers are putting forward a festive cocktail creation to be judged by an actual proper drinks expert. So, no pressure, right?
I surprised myself with how quickly I decided on my cocktail ingredients. I had to use advocaat, I mean there just wasn’t choice involved, it’s my Christmas alcohol obsession. Despite being too creamy and too sweet and too sickly, I find it to be perfect – though I can only ever manage one drink before it really is too creamy, sweet and sickly.
Having tried advocaat (or eggnog, I believe, if you’re reading in the USA) with ginger beer instead of lemonade last year and super preferred it, I wanted to include that too. But just plain old advocaat and ginger beer felt far too low key for a competition. Hence the whisky, to take things to the next level alcohol-wise, you know?
Oh, and then I added a shitload of whipped cream. Then some gold stars. Then a tiny little gingerbread man. Then some gingerbread crumbs. Did I go overboard? Whatever, it’s Christmas.
If you were wondering, the reason I’ve called this Grandad’s Gingerbread Snowball is because my Grandad drinks whisky. That’s it. God, I’m an artist. The creativity.
Anyway, let’s drink..
1 shot Highland Black 8 Year Old Scotch Whisky
a good glug (1/2 a cup or so) advocaat
squirty cream to finish
Add the whisky and advocaat to a glass and fill to the top with ginger ale then get in there with your squirty cream! That was easy, wasn’t it?
Don’t drink too many of these, because there’s a lot of creamy stuff going on here and you probably ate a lot today what with it being the festive season and all.
I hope you enjoy this ridiculously tacky cocktail, I can’t wait to see what everybody else comes up with! If you were asked to come up with a Christmas cocktail, what would you go for? Let me know in the comments!