How to drink Bailey's liquor at home

Queue at the bar for Baileys liquor

Baileys is a type of liquor that has a unique creamy taste. This alcoholic drink is prepared on the basis of Irish whiskey with the addition of cream, which give the liquor a specific taste. True, not everyone knows how to drink Baileys.

Baileys has a delicate and mild flavor. Not surprisingly, people in many countries readily drink it. In our country liquor baileys also popular.

At the heart of Bailey’s lies a couple of ingredients - cream and whiskey. Liquor was born in 1974 in Ireland. Over 40 years of existence, he gained fame in the world. As manufacturers of alcoholic beverages did not try to repeat the success of Bailey's, nothing came of it.

The strength of liquor is 17%. Made by mixing whiskey with cream, caramel, vanilla, cocoa and vegetable oil. Preservatives are not added. Some types of liquor contain chocolate, coffee or peppermint.

6 expert tips on how to drink Baileys

  1. Baileys is usually served after a main meal with dessert. It promotes the absorption of food. Use as a main drink is not recommended, it is combined only with sweet dishes. You can serve New Year's cake, baked apples, marzipan.
  2. Drink liquor in pure form from small glasses. If ice or another alcoholic beverage is added to Bailey's, take more spacious dishes, such as wine glasses.
  3. Serve on the table at room temperature. If you want to taste chilled Bailey's, add a couple of pieces of ice to the glass. Chilling a drink bottle is not recommended.
  4. Bailey's mixes wonderfully with strong drinks with a neutral taste. It's about gin and vodka. This combination is very popular with people who do not like the excessive sweetness of liquor.
  5. In no case can Baileys be diluted with soda, mineral water, natural juice or Brutom. Carbon dioxide and acid will clot the cream.
  6. Baileys is best combined with creamy ice cream, which complements the taste of the drink. From fruits, strawberries or bananas are suitable. Some people drink Baileys with cottage cheese, peanuts, marshmallows, or chocolate.

What is Bailey's drinking?

Not all people who managed to get acquainted with this liquor appreciated it the first time. Perhaps they used the wrong snack. I will correct this by telling what Baileys is drinking with.

  1. Baileys is served with dessert. If you want to drink some liquor outside the feast, take fresh strawberries or a slice biscuit.
  2. Liquor goes well with bananas. Ripe fruits can be cut into rings or chopped into skewers. If you have time, prepare a fruit salad using bananas and strawberries.
  3. Some serve Baileys with banana boats. Bananas are peeled, cut lengthwise and some of the pulp is removed using a spoon. In the resulting dimples put the filling of the pulp of banana, powdered sugar and cream cheese. You can add grated chocolate and chopped nuts.
  4. Often, liquor is offered with an ice cream-based dessert. To prepare it, put in a small container softened ice cream, chopped berries, crushed kernels of nuts and crumbs of shortbread cookies. Stir, transfer to plates and sprinkle cocoa.
  5. Bailey's is combined with cakes, marshmallows and coffee desserts, which include butter cream.
  6. If you want a little snack, make a salad of fruits and berries. Chop the fruits, and take the whole berries. Stir and season the salad with yogurt.

Now I’ll tell you what this liquor should not be combined with. The list includes carbonated drinks and natural juices.

Bailey's Cocktail Recipes

Baileys is a drink that contains alcohol, whiskey and cream. At home, you can take ordinary vodka and a can of condensed milk for cooking. There are many recipes for homemade Bailey's, so the taste of the finished drinks may vary.

This pure liquor is only liked by the sweet tooth, because it has a rich taste. Baileys has found widespread use in cooking. Desserts and cakes are prepared with it, added to ice cream.

Homemade Liquor Recipe

If you want to make Baileys at home, learn the recipe. He is preparing as simply as buckwheat or pork. Based on the basic structure, you can safely experiment.

I use vodka, cognac or whiskey for cooking.


  • vodka - 0.5 l
  • condensed milk - 1 can
  • vanilla sugar - 1 tbsp. a spoon
  • cream - 300 ml
  • coffee - 1 tbsp. a spoon


  1. Pour cream into a large bowl, add vanilla sugar and beat well with a mixer.
  2. After a few minutes, add the condensed milk and continue whipping.
  3. Pour in coffee in a couple of minutes. If during further whipping the coffee does not dissolve, do not get upset.
  4. At the very end pour a bottle of vodka and mix. Vodka will completely dissolve the coffee powder.
  5. It remains to move the liquor to a suitable container and send it to the refrigerator for several hours.

Homemade Baylis recipe video

Homemade bailey, creamy liquor recipe

Not everyone can make great cocktails. Not surprisingly, good bartenders are very popular. Competitions are often held among professional bartenders, when during the preparation of cocktails they create a show and a real celebration for the audience.

Highly popular among bartenders are cocktails based on Bailey's. The creamy taste of liquor obscures the alcohol, as a result of which the cocktail receives the most delicate taste characteristics.

I will bring to your attention 3 cocktail recipes that are easily prepared at home.

Cocktail "B-52"

Despite the wide variety of cocktails with Baileys, the B-52 is the most popular. To prepare, you need 20 ml of Capitan Black, Baileys and Cointreau liqueurs.

  1. Pour Capitan Black liquor onto the bottom of the dishes.
  2. Put Baileys on the knife edge.
  3. Pour in the last Cointreau.

The result is a three-layer drink.

Blue Hawaii Cocktail

It will take rum, Blue Caracao and Bailey's liqueur, 20 ml each, another 30 ml of lemon and 60 ml of pineapple juice.

  1. Transfer the listed ingredients to a shaker, add ice and mix well.
  2. Pour the resulting mixture into a glass and garnish with a slice of pineapple, a circle of orange and a cherry.

Cocktail "The Last Samurai"

The composition of the cocktail includes vanilla syrup, Kahlua liquor and Bailey's. Each ingredient is 30 ml.

  1. Send the components to the shaker, add ice and mix.
  2. Strain the resulting mixture and pour into a glass.

With the help of these cocktails you will make any home party more colorful and exotic. But do not abuse such “mixes”, protect your health.

In the article, you learned the subtleties of using Bailey's liquor, with what to serve it, and what kind of cocktails can be prepared. I note that modern men use it to seduce women. It is difficult to find a representative of the weaker sex who does not like the taste of coffee, caramel, cream or chocolate.

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Although etiquette does not allow women to give alcohol, Baileys does not apply to this rule.This is not strong alcohol, but just a dessert drink. So if you are planning a romantic dinner, bring along a bottle of liquor. Good luck

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Anton Smekhov
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