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Retro drinks: is anywhere selling Snowballs?

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meditrina Wed 28-Nov-12 19:17:15

I'm already getting a Yuletide urge for retro drinks: I looked last year but failed to find Snowballs - anyone know if anywhere is stocking them this year?

I've already got the ingredients for martini and lemonade.

Does Babycham still exist?

Merrylegs Wed 28-Nov-12 19:18:35

A snowball is advocaat and lemonade. <barf>

onthemetro Wed 28-Nov-12 19:19:52

I bought loads of them in Tesco last year, they were my staple drink over Xmas grin I love them. I'd assume that they still do them this year, ill be off to stock up soon blush

StellaNova Wed 28-Nov-12 19:21:16

I didn't know they came ready mixed, I thought you made them at home. I remember the heady delights of being allowed a Snowball aged about 12 at my uncle's on Christmas day.

meditrina Wed 28-Nov-12 19:21:32

It just doesn't taste the same when you have to mix them yourself: it's got to be the pre-prepared little bottles.

scabbysnake Wed 28-Nov-12 19:24:15

I LOVE snowballs!! Me & my sister have them every year- we had them in our younger years! We make our with lemonade, vodka & advocaat. My mum used to put lime cordial in! I've found in the past sainsburys so a cheap version of advocaat for £4 something. They still do babycham too!

MrsHelsBels74 Wed 28-Nov-12 19:27:20

I was at a party at the weekend & someone brought alone snowballs and babycham. Sadly I don't know where she got them, but they do exist!

NatashaBee Wed 28-Nov-12 19:34:46

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MistressIggi Wed 28-Nov-12 19:51:40

This is reninding me of youthful vomitting sessions after one too many snowballs.

UsedToBeAContender Wed 28-Nov-12 19:59:31

I have never had ready mixed ones but I drink snowballs every Christmas! Advocaat, touch of lime cordial and lemonade!

From 1st December it's officially snowball season!

hoolahoolagirl Wed 28-Nov-12 20:15:35

Iceland are selling snowball's and babycham's wink

TheFutureMrsB Wed 28-Nov-12 20:20:56

Home Bargains had them in the other day were quite cheap too, and they had the Cherry B's. smile

meditrina Wed 28-Nov-12 20:22:39

Was Cherry B actually a different drink, or was it just marketed cherry brandy?

everydayaschoolday Wed 28-Nov-12 20:36:49

Tesco has snowballs on offer at 2 x 4pk bottles for £5

meditrina Wed 28-Nov-12 20:39:34

It says "currently unavailable" when I click that link sad

everydayaschoolday Wed 28-Nov-12 20:49:35

sorry meditrina. My delivery comes from the Skegness store, so perhaps skeggy have them in stock but your local store's run out sad.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Wed 28-Nov-12 22:29:16

meditrina - cherry brandy is the liquer IIRC (cherry brandy, apricot brandy, blue bols, curaco type)
Cherry B was little bottles (same size as Babycham/Snowball)

Remember the advert where the woman was hacked off with her bloke (can't remember why, he was off playing pool with his mates or something)
Then a stranger buys her Cherry B
And someone treats you like a lady and buys you Cherry B.


Cherry B + cider was a "Goodnight Kiss" wink

QOD Wed 28-Nov-12 22:32:53


cakeoholic Fri 30-Nov-12 20:09:13

Saw snowballs in asda today, £2.30 for a pack with 4 small bottles

mamababa Fri 30-Nov-12 20:19:37

Buy the advocaat! Warninks the big brand was on offer at one major supermarket (Tesco?) just add a dash of lime cordial and lemonade (whisk with fork!)

Bye ladies off to Tesco....... grin

amazonianwoman Fri 30-Nov-12 20:33:28

Advocaat was on special in Sainsburys for £10 today.

But Aldi do a perfectly acceptable version for only around £5.99 grin

50shadesofknackered Fri 30-Nov-12 21:05:29

Ooo I love love love advocaat and lemonade, think I might buy some tomorrow. It is December 1st grin

gemz86 Sat 01-Dec-12 18:59:08

Morrisons had them in today in packs of 4. They also had the cherry B. Both are on two for £5 as well

bigTillyMincePie Sat 01-Dec-12 19:02:23

70isaLinit Cider+CherryB were known as knicker-droppers in my neck-of-the-woodsgrin

Quite fancy a snowball myself!

RealAleandOpenFires Sat 01-Dec-12 20:17:49

My snowballs are made from Addvocat & Babycham.

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