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25 Easy Cocktails With Baileys

Tingle your taste buds with these Baileys cocktail ideas

Claire Onidi By
Claire Onidi
Passionate about food and pastries since always, Claire spends most of her time in the kitchen to develop new recipes. She is French but lived many years abroad.
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Updated May 13, 2022

Baileys cocktails are a dinner party staple thanks to the smooth and creamy taste of the Irish cream liqueur. And besides, getting creative with this drink is a fun way to spice up just about any beverage!

Whether you prefer the woody aromas of Irish whiskey or the sweet tang of chocolate with your Baileys drinks, there’s a recipe for every taste.
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So get ready to discover your new favorite Irish coffee or martini. With so much inspiration, you’ll consider yourself a Baileys cocktail connoisseur by the end!

01. Baileys White Russian

This decadent drink is so smooth and creamy, it’s like a dessert in liquid form. Who knew it was even possible to improve on the classic White Russian?

For some added pudding appeal, coat the rim of your glasses in chocolate sauce and dip into crushed cookies or chocolate shavings.

Another quick and easy way to enhance the flavor is using Ice cubes made from freshly brewed coffee.

02. Baileys Mint Martini

When you need a cocktail that looks as good as it tastes, whip up this mint martini.

The dazzling green color makes it the perfect choice for St Patrick’s Day, or even the holiday season.

And seeing as you only need four ingredients, you can pop them in a cocktail shaker and fill a martini glass or two at short notice. A curl of whipped cream makes it look restaurant-quality!

03. B-52, a Baileys Cocktail (with Kahlua and Grand Marnier)

An absolute classic, the B-52 is a beautifully layered shooter with Baileys Irish cream as the star of the show.

Mix it with a coffee liqueur and a hint of orange to create a serious taste sensation. Or why not add your own favorite flavors to personalize this sweet treat?

04. Baileys Nutterlicious

Anything that combines chocolate and nuts is a winner in my eyes.

But adding creamy Baileys to the mixture, too? Well, it doesn’t get much better than that.

The banana gives a rich texture and the decorative nuts make this cocktail look like something straight from the pages of a luxury magazine. Serve in your favorite cocktail glass and enjoy.

05. Baileys Almande Iced Coffee

You can still enjoy the creamy taste of Baileys drinks if you’re dairy-free with the Almande version. And all you coffee lovers will rejoice at this twist on iced coffee.

The warming spices from a splash of cinnamon syrup and a sprinkling of nutmeg garnish take this delicious drink to the next level.

06. Baileys Tiramisu Cocktail

You need a few more ingredients for this Baileys Irish Cream dessert drink recipe, but it’s so worth it.

Hints of sticky brown sugar mix with hot coffee for the ultimate tongue-tingler.

The mascarpone topping is so rich and delicious, you could even serve it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and call it pudding!

07. Bailey’s Red Velvet Cupcake Chocolate Martini

The red velvet twist on the classic Baileys original Irish cream is unbelievably mouth-watering.

Mixing it with vanilla vodka and chocolate liqueur creates a recipe so good, all your guests will ask for it.

If you want to tone down the sweetness levels, use plain vodka instead of the vanilla version.

08. Chocolate Kiss

Baileys Irish cream blends with dark chocolate in this truly opulent recipe.

A warming dash of brandy makes it the perfect choice to keep you toasty over the festive season.

Serve your Baileys chocolate kiss with a generous dollop of whipped cream to enjoy as you sip from a martini glass.

09. Baileys Raspberry Martini

Hosting a dinner and want something to serve alongside your dessert? This recipe is super simple yet tastes delicious.

Add a splash of raspberry vodka to your Baileys Irish cream for a tangy twist on this top-selling liqueur. For added elegance, serve in a martini glass and garnish with a fresh raspberry.

10. Pink Mudslide

This cute Irish cream cocktail recipe looks just as good as it tastes and works well as a dessert.

Strawberry milkshake blends with Kahlua, vodka, and fresh strawberries to invigorate your senses.

Adding ice cream takes the texture of this frozen mudslide to a new level. You don’t have to stick to vanilla ice cream, either. Add whatever flavor tickles your fancy!

11. Baileys Martini

If decadence is your thing, you’ll love this Irish cream martini.

With lashings of Baileys, Godiva white chocolate liqueur, and decorative chocolate syrup, it’s not for the faint-hearted.

I love how pretty it looks when it’s served and dusted with cocoa powder. Pop a few glasses of this onto a tray for an eye-catching centerpiece at any party.

12. Baileys Espresso Martini

Is there a better flavor combination than Baileys Irish cream and coffee? I’m waiting to hear it if there is.

And in the meantime, this sweet and creamy espresso martini is right up there with my all time faves. Tailor it to your tastes by tweaking the levels of vodka, or swap it out altogether and add a splash of rum instead.

13. Jack Knife Cocktail

For those who like a stronger drink, the Jack Knife is one to try.

It mixes the sweetness of Baileys Irish cream with the woody notes of Jack Daniels.

With just two ingredients, you can rustle one up in seconds. Serve it cool in an old-fashioned glass for the chicest way to unwind after dinner.

14. Baileys Candy Cane Cocktail

Creme de cocoa, mint, and Baileys original Irish cream. Three staple flavors that all scream indulgent festive fun are combined into one delicious recipe for this scrummy cocktail.

And it’s super easy to add the “wow factor” by adding some crushed up candy canes and dark chocolate to the rim of your glasses. Yum!

15. Tiatip Layered Cocktail

This Baileys cocktail looks so sleek, you won’t believe how easy it is to make.

The only ingredients you need are Baileys and Tia Maria, or your favorite coffee liqueur.

Pour into a small shot glass in layers and savor the taste! Just make sure you chill your drinks before pouring them to achieve that perfect layered look.

16. Frozen Bailey’s Coffee Cocktail

This is like a thick, frothy frappe laced with creamy Baileys.

It’s the perfect go-to drink for hot summer days, or whenever you need a milkshake fix!

This recipe isn’t heavy on alcohol, meaning you can sip it throughout the day. If you fancy a heavier hit, use less milk and increase the amount of Baileys in the mix.

My top tip? Use frozen milk or coffee rather than plain water for your ice.

17. Baileys Orange Bliss

When you need your Baileys fix but want to mix it up a little, adding a dash of Triple sec takes it to a whole new level.

The sharp tang of orange blends perfectly with the sweetness of Irish cream.

It only takes a few moments to pop the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with some ice and shake until chilled. Quick, simple, and oh so delicious.

18. Baileys Hot Chocolate

A mug of hot chocolate is one of my all time winter faves. Adding Baileys only makes it all the more scrumptious.

And besides, the booze is a great way to keep you warm on those frosty days!

Use whichever hot chocolate you prefer and add the amount of Baileys to suit your taste. For extra indulgence, top with whipped cream, marshmallows, and a drizzle of chocolate sauce.

19. Baileys Snickertini

Even the name of this excites me, promising sweet caramel, nutty accents, and smooth chocolate mixed in with the Baileys.

This candy bar-inspired drink is a great replacement for dessert and guarantees to satisfy those sweet cravings.

Caramel vodka is the best way to achieve the perfect flavor, but you can mix it up with some caramel syrup instead.

20. Baileys Spiked Caramel Apple Cider

When fall hits, there’s nothing better than a warming drink to keep your toes feeling toasty.

And the combination of hot apple cider with caramel flavored Baileys is irresistible!

And best of all, there’s no faffing with slow cookers for this recipe. You can make it on the stovetop in as little as 15 minutes.

21. Baileys Chai Float

Adding a scoop of ice cream is the secret to converting this from a regular drink to a sweet and creamy masterpiece.

The spicy Chai infuses with the sweet flavors of Baileys and ice cream for a real treat.

Pour into a tall glass and sip away. For the summer, add some extra ice cream and turn it into a refreshing milkshake.

22. Baileys Pumpkin Spice Cocktail

When you need an impressive dessert cocktail in a flash, this recipe is your new best friend.

All you need is a cocktail glass, some Baileys pumpkin spice liqueur, and any garnishes you fancy.

Drizzling the salted caramel syrup not only makes great decoration, but it also tastes amazing next to the Baileys!

23. Caramel Irish Coffee

Baileys Irish coffee is an absolute classic. And it turns out it only gets better when you add caramel to the mix!

For the ultimate after-dinner drink, add butterscotch schnapps to your hot coffee, Irish whiskey, and Baileys. A simple syrup, like ice cream topping, is the perfect way to garnish your Irish cream cocktail.

24. Baileys Jell-O Shots

Why drink Baileys when you can eat it?!

These Jello shots bring a mature twist to the ones you more than likely had during college. The irresistible bite-sized chunks combine one layer of coffee and another of set Baileys Irish cream, all topped with whipped cream.

A perfect adult treat for St Patrick’s day! Just allow a few hours for these to set in the fridge.

25. Sugar Cookie Martinis

Imagine the smell of yummy cookies fresh from the oven. Now mix it with Baileys and turn it into a drink, because that’s what these martinis taste like.

The vanilla vodka means this drink is sweet enough to enjoy as an after-dinner dessert. And the sugar sprinkle rim makes it look the part, too!

25 Easy Cocktails With Baileys

Directions


  1. Take your pick from this exquisite range of Irish cocktails

  2. Pick up all the supplies you need, including pretty glasses

  3. Shake your thing while you make a White Russian

  4. Sit back, relax, and enjoy your delicious Irish cream treats

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