The Queen’s Cocktail is similar to a Perfect Martini, but with the addition of pineapple juice.
This cocktail works well in winter, as citrus fruits are at their best and the pepper gives the drink a warming kick. The vitamin C from the grapefruit should also help boost our immune system when coughs and colds are rife.
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.