Advocaat

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Dalkowski Advocaat

Dutch for "lawyer", advocaat is a Dutch liqueur made from a rich and creamy blend of egg yolks, aromatic spirits, sugar and brandy with a hint of vanilla. It has a smooth and full-bodied taste and contains 15% alcohol (30° proof).

There are two varieties of Advocaat. The "thick" Advocaat which is sold mostly on the Dutch market and eaten with a spoon, and the more liquid "export" version.

Thick Advocaat also contains egg white, and is used as an ingredient for all kinds of desserts, for instance with ice-creams and pastries. It is also served as an aperitif or digestif. The traditional way to serve it is in a wide glass with whipped cream and cocoa powder sprinkled on top.

In the export variety only the pure egg yolks are used, making it particularly suited for cocktails and long drinks. The best known cocktail using Advocaat is probably the snowball.

Two famous makers of Advocaat include Bols and De Kuyper.