There are so many different ways to enjoy Baileys Irish Cream. It’s delicious on the rocks, but why limit yourself? These 21 scrumptious Baileys cocktails show just how versatile everyone’s favorite Irish cream liqueur can be!
Baileys Coffee Drinks
1. Baileys Coffee
Baileys and coffee are about as simple and delicious as you can get with a Baileys drink. Adding Baileys Irish Cream to hot coffee is just such a classic combination. A little sweetened whip cream, along with cinnamon and nutmeg, make this Baileys coffee next level.
2. Baileys Iced Coffee
By A Nerd Cooks
This is a simple, cold version of Baileys coffee. Baileys Irish Cream combines with the chocolate liqueur of your choice, heavy cream, and chilled or cold brew coffee. This is a great early evening cocktail and is perfect for warm weather, especially when served in a tall chilled glass.
3. Baileys Latte
This drink recipe is going to make you wish that your local coffee house served Baileys cocktails! Some freshly brewed espresso, steamed milk, Baileys Irish Cream, and vanilla syrup are the makings of a most delicious latte. This might not be the best option for your morning meeting latte, but we won’t tell anyone what’s in your cup.
4. Irish Coffee with Baileys
It’s next to impossible to create a list of Baileys drinks without mentioning Baileys Irish coffee. For many, this drink is their first introduction to Baileys Original Irish Cream.
All you need is Baileys Irish Cream, Irish Whiskey (Jameson Irish Whiskey is preferred), your favorite brew of coffee, and some whipped cream to top it off. If you want to dilute the coffee a bit more without increasing the amount of Baileys, a little dairy milk or almond milk does the trick.
5. Baileys Salted Caramel Mocha Latte
When you’re in the mood for a warm, sweet treat, this Baileys Salted Caramel Mocha Latte is wonderful, especially on a chilly evening. Baileys Salted Caramel liqueur sets the stage, along with Godiva chocolate liqueur, espresso, and milk. Top this with a drizzle of caramel syrup and chocolate shavings, and you have a cup of perfection.
6. B-52 Shot or Cocktail
The B-52 is a classic that’s enjoyed both as a shot and served in a cocktail glass. The drink features three delicious layers, including Baileys Irish Cream, Kahlua Coffee Liqueur, Grand Marnier, or another high-quality orange liqueur.
7. Decadent Baileys Chocolate Martini
A good chocolate martini is always a treat, but it’s even better when you have a little Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur added to it. Combine Baileys, chocolate liqueur, and vodka with ice in a cocktail shaker and strain into a chilled martini glass. To switch things up a little, you can use peppermint vodka instead and garnish with a rim of crushed peppermint candies.
8. Espresso Martini with Baileys
A Baileys espresso martini is the perfect after-dinner drink. The espresso martini is similar to an Irish coffee, but you don’t always want to drink your Baileys hot. This is a perfect alternative.
Baileys Irish Cream, espresso, and vodka or tequila are all you need. You could also modify this by adding in a little coffee liquor or hazelnut liqueur. Garnish with a rim of chocolate syrup dipped in unsweetened cocoa powder for a beautiful presentation.
9. Baileys Mint Martini
This mint martini is one of those Baileys drinks that can transcend any season. The mintiness is perfect for both summer and wintertime holidays. This Baileys martini starts with Irish cream, vodka, half & half, and creme de menthe. If you don’t have creme de menthe, you can use peppermint schnapps instead. It will be the same creamy cocktail, but the color won’t be as beautifully green.
Serve in a martini glass garnished with whipped cream and a little shaved chocolate.
10. Baileys Vanilla Martini
By Tidy Mom
Delicious doesn’t need to be complicated, and this Baileys martini proves it. All you need is two ingredients – Irish Cream and vanilla vodka. Shake them with ice cubes in a cocktail shaker, and pour them into a martini glass.
We like this garnished with a rim of caramel sauce and brown sugar for an extra sweet touch. You can also turn this into a Baileys caramel martini by using caramel vodka instead.
Vodka Baileys Cocktails
11. Baileys White Russian
By Trop Rockin
The Baileys White Russian is a delicious Irish Cream drink that you can order at any bar, and they’ll immediately know how to make it. A traditional White Russian is a coffee liqueur, vodka, and cream. In this version, Irish Cream replaces milk or heavy cream.
12. Pink Mudslide
This pink mudslide tastes so good and goes down so easily you might forget that it’s even an alcoholic drink. To make this gorgeous Baileys cocktail, you need Baileys Strawberries & Cream instead of Baileys Original Irish Cream. Whipped cream vodka and strawberry milk make this taste like a grown-up milkshake! We like to garnish ours with toasted coconut flakes.
13. Snickers Cocktail
By I Am Baker
Baileys is a dessert on its own, but this cocktail tastes just like the famous candy bar. Start by drizzling chocolate syrup inside the glass, then shake together vanilla vodka, Baileys, white chocolate liqueur, amaretto, and a splash of cream.
For a warm drink, you could use the same ingredients but add them to hot chocolate and then drizzle them with salted caramel sauce.
14. The Gingersnap
By Love to Know
The Gingersnap brings to mind delicious cookies right from the oven. Baileys, vodka, ginger liqueur, amaretto, and pumpkin spice syrup are what combine to make this so delicious. You could also opt out of the pumpkin spice syrup and use Baileys Pumpkin Spice Liqueur instead.
Baileys Whiskey Cocktails
15. The Lucky Irishman
The lucky Irishman is similar to an Irish coffee, except without the coffee part! This Baileys drink is only Irish Cream and Irish Whiskey over ice cubes. That’s it. Simple and a crowd pleaser.
16. The Jack Knife Cocktail
The Jack Knife is similar to the Lucky Irishman mentioned above, except in this delicious drink, it’s Baileys and Jack Daniels that combine for pure cocktail heaven. This one will please the Tennessee whiskey lovers at your party.
17. Baileys Honey Bee
By The Bar
The Honey Bee really stands out among Irish cream drinks. The unexpected combination of Baileys and scotch whiskey is amazing. Plus, in this recipe, it’s combined with honey for a touch of earthy sweetness. You could also use pure maple syrup, which would be a great flavor variation in the fall.
Baileys Frozen Drinks
18. Banana Baileys Coconut Cocktail
This is the perfect way to enjoy your Baileys with a little tropical flair. Baileys is combined with bananas and cream of coconut in a blender with ice. That’s it. Topped with whipped cream and a maraschino cherry, this is perfection.
We tried a variation using a little spiced rum and pineapple juice added to the mix. Trust us. It’s amazing.
19. Baileys Butterscotch Mudslide Shake
With vanilla ice cream and butterscotch schnapps, this Baileys ice cream drink almost tastes like a Butterfinger candy bar, especially if you add a little chocolate sauce or chocolate sprinkles on top. Be careful. This one tastes way more innocent than it is!
20. Frozen Irish Cream Cappuccinos
Frozen cappuccinos are easy to love, but adding Baileys into the blender when making them makes this luscious frozen treat even better. The smallest pinch of salt does wonderful things to this frozen drink recipe, so don’t omit it. Serve with a spoon or a straw!
21. Frozen Mudslide
Remember how much you loved the treat of an ice cream milkshake when you were a kid? This is the grown-up version, and it’s so much better! This recipe calls for vanilla ice cream, but it’s also delicious when you use chocolate ice cream instead.
You could even switch out the original Baileys for Baileys Red Velvet instead. We like to top this cocktail recipe with whipped cream and crushed chocolate sandwich cookies.
Can Baileys be mixed with anything?
You might not want to mix Baileys with everything, but it does go very well with so many spirits and mixers. Blend it up with some ice cream, add it to hot chocolate with a little creme de cocoa (Baileys hot chocolate is the best!), and it even goes well with warm apple cider topped with luscious whipped cream. You can truly get creative when you drink Baileys.
Should Baileys be refrigerated?
It’s not necessary to refrigerate Baileys Irish Cream unless you want to. It’s shelf stable, even when opened.
Baileys cocktails never disappoint, and there are so many ways to enjoy the original Irish Cream. Which Baileys cocktail is your favorite? Tell us, and then check out Cocktails Cafe for more wonderful drink recipes and cocktail ideas.