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Holiday Cocktails: Seasonal Drinks from Top Mixologists

Snowball Shot
Photo Credit: Cheri Loughlin

Snowball Shot

Contributing Blogger: Cheri Loughlin of the “The Intoxicologist” blog

“The Snowball Shot is ideal for shooting or, even better, sipping slowly to enjoy the creamy cool yet warming flavors of the season. Winter holidays make me think of chilly temperatures, snowfall, festive red and white peppermint sticks and settling in by a warm fire to warm my toes. The Snowball Shot embraces the sensation of the holiday season with warming spirits, cool peppermint and bright white reflecting the frivolity of free spirited snowball fights.”

Snowball Shot Cocktail

If it was possible to condense the holiday season into a shot, this would be it. Find out why Cheri Loughlin, the drink's creator, composed the holiday shot the way she did. Discover some of her other holiday cocktails in our collection of original recipes from the top bartenders across the nation.



  • 1/2 ounce silver rum
  • 1/2 ounce peppermint schnapps
  • 1/2 ounce hazelnut liqueur
  • 1/2 ounce half & half


  1. Combine liquids in cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Shake to blend and chill.
  3. Strain into shooter glass.


Could also be strained into rocks glass over fresh ice for longer sipping.

Meet the Blogger

Cheri Loughlin

Cheri Loughlin is a trusted resource for consumers in search of the best spirits, bar products and cocktails including non-alcoholic mixed drinks. Cheri works as a Beverage & Photography Consultant to beverage companies and individuals. Her work includes a large database of cocktail stock photography for personal or business use.


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