photo of a Christmas scene with eggnog

Advocaat is a Dutch eggnog, made from egg yolks, sugar and brandy. It’s a rich and creamy drink with a custard-like flavour. ┬áThe drink has a low alcohol content, typically between 14% and 20% ABV.

In Dutch its name is short for advocaatenborrel, the ‘lawyer’s drink’, from advocaat, ‘advocate, lawyer’, and borrel, ‘drink’.

Advocaat was the main ingredient in the cocktail “Snowball” which was popular in the 1960s. Nowadays eggnog is more typically served at celebrations, eg Christmas.

See also the Italian version which is called Zabov Ull-uovo.

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