Food glossary

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This distinctive bright yellow liqueur is a Dutch speciality. It is a mixture of grape brandy, unpasteurised egg yolks and sugar and has a very smooth, velvety texture. Advocaat is around 17% proof which makes it about the same strength as fortified wine. Warninks Advocaat is available from Waitrose.

Uses: Advocaat is usually served mixed - unmixed it is so thick it needs to be served with a spoon! It is served mixed with sparkling lemonade to make a snowball and with milk to make an egg nog.