Strangely enough, I’ve never actually had a snowball cocktail despite having named my favorite lip balm after it. If I absolutely had to pick one lip balm to use for the rest of my life, I would pick Snowball Lip Balm, a creamy combination of brandied egg nog with a twist of lemon.
As anyone who knows me will tell you that I’m a bit of an Anglophile. And anyone who knows me really well will tell you that that sentence is the understatement of the century. The snowball is a classic cocktail in the UK around Christmastime, consisting of advocaat (a type of egg nog), (fizzy) lemonade, and usually a touch of lime juice or cordial. Though I’ve never actually had a snowball, I appreciate the balance of sweet and tart, creamy and tangy.
Of course, I had to add my own spin to it. I dampened down the lime so that the lemon could mingle with the creamy custard. I love lime, don’t get me wrong; I just think that lemon is so often overlooked, and this seemed like the perfect chance to let it shine. I also added nutmeg to tie in with my American sense of what egg nog tastes like, plus adding back a little sharpness lost when removing the lime. Thus Snowball Lip Balm was born.
I love how every time I apply it or even just take a sniff, I smell something different. Sometimes it’s pure lemon; other times, creamy custard. As I said, this is probably my favorite lip balm of all time, and I invite my UK readers to give it a try and to let me know if I’ve done the snowball justice. I should also mention that the White Snowflake Salt Bomb is the exact same fragrance. Both products are available through the end of the year.
As I said, Snowball is my favorite. Next week, we’ll take a look at Pfeffernüsse Lip Balm, my very very very very close second-favorite, and why Aldi offers more than just inexpensive groceries.