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25 Simple Baileys Drinks To Spice Up Your Cocktail Menu 

These deliciously sweet, velvety smooth, and lightly whipped Baileys drinks are a testament to how addictive Irish cream truly is.

Of course, I love summer drinks, but there’s something so warm and inviting about Bailey’s cream that works throughout the year. 

These drinks are the perfect addition if you’re looking to switch up your cocktail menu.

Baileys even has a dairy-free version for those who have a specific diet but still want to indulge. 

There are many ways to enjoy a refreshing Irish cream mix, from traditional coffee to tequila, so let’s get started on some of my faves! 

Baileys Drinks: Quick Table 

Recipes Calories Preparation Time 
Baileys Vanilla Martini 270 (per serving) 2 min
Classic Baileys Irish Coffee 174 (per serving)5 min 
The Dirty Irishman 426 (per serving)5 min 
Baileys White Russian 590 (per serving)2 min 
Baileys Almande Iced LatteN/A 10 min 
Baileys Mudslide 274 (per serving)5 min 
Baileys Espresso Martini 215 (per serving)5 min 
Baileys Chili Chocolate Martini 285 (per serving)20 min 
Baileys Hot Chocolate 455 (per serving)15 min 
Baileys Root Beer Rum N/A10 min 
Baileys Chocolate Peppermint Smoothie 309 (per serving)15 min 
Baileys Iced Eggnog Latte319 (per serving)10 min 
Baileys Snickers Shot 138 (per serving)5 min 
Chocolate Truffle Martini70 (per serving)30 min 
Baileys Coffee Granita 352 (per serving)2hrs 30 min 
Baileys Ice Cream Float 382 (per serving)2 min 
Baileys Mint Martini 464 (per serving)5 min 
Irish Cream Cappuccinos 110 (per serving)15 min 
Baileys Pumpkin Pie Martini 373 (per serving)5 min 
Baileys Tiramisu CocktailN/A10 min 
Baileys Oreo Milkshake  709 (per serving)10 min 
Baileys Banana Colada 765 (per serving)16 min
Warm Baileys Gingerbread Martini 530 (per serving)5 min 
Baileys Chai Float 417 (per serving)5 min 
Skinny Baileys Banana Smoothie 272 (per serving)5 min 

1. Baileys Vanilla Martini

If I were James Bond, this would be the type of martini I’d order. Creamy Baileys, sharp vanilla-flavored vodka, and spicy cinnamon make for a festive drink you can whip up in minutes.

Serve with a stick of cinnamon as a garnish, and voila, you’ve got a smooth cocktail. The alcohol content on this is pretty high, as it has both vodka and Baileys. If you want to reduce this, half the vodka dose. 

Calories Per Serving: 270 

Total Preparation Time: 2 min 

2. Classic Baileys Irish Coffee 

Classic, decadent and refreshing, this fancy coffee features a dark brew, Irish whiskey, and airy whipped cream.

Of course, you have some Baileys to add to the smoothness, but you’ve also got brown sugar. The sugar brings a caramel-like flavor that only adds to the warmth and coziness of this drink.

The thick cream absorbs the coffee and Baileys, making a soft drink with hints of spirit and whisky. Top your whipped cream with shaved chocolate, sprinkles, or brown sugar. 

Calories Per Serving: 174

Total Preparation Time: 5 min 

3. The Dirty Irishman 

The most essential element of a dirty Irishman is whiskey, and Irish whiskey at that. Irish whiskey is exceptionally smooth and triple distilled, so consider brands like Jameson.

If you don’t have a cocktail shaker, don’t worry. You can use a mason jar or two glass cups. Once you’ve secured your Irish whiskey, grab your Baileys, ice, and a properly brewed cup of coffee.

Of course, you’ll want a high-quality coffee, so skip the instant and go for a medium or dark roast bean. 

Calories Per Serving: 426 

Total Preparation Time: 5 min 

4. Baileys White Russian

The white Russian is a classy cocktail that every drink lover should master. Still, this Bailey’s version takes the drink to another level! In place of the heavy cream, use Baileys and add your vodka and coffee liquor. 

Start with vodka and coffee liquor. Mix the two, then add Baileys and ice. It takes two seconds to make this tasty treat, and I devour mine just as fast. 

Calories Per Serving: 590 

Total Preparation Time: 2 min 

5. Baileys Almande Iced Latte

This one is for all my non-dairy cocktail lovers out there. Baileys has catered to everyone with this creamy almond-based liquor.

Crush your ice, then mix your almande, almond milk, honey, and vanilla extract in a separate container before combining the two. 

If you like some cocktail recipes on this list but don’t take dairy, substitute the Baileys original for this version. They both taste just as great.

For extra fanciness, garnish the rim of your cup with crushed almonds or almond powder.  

Calories Per Serving: N/A

Total Preparation Time: 10 min

6. Baileys Mudslide 

Regarding Irish cream drinks, Bailey’s white Russian and the mudslide are twin sisters. They taste like melted chocolate cheesecake; the only difference is that the mudslide has chocolate syrup. 

To create that excellent mudslide effect, drizzle your glass in chocolate syrup before adding the rest of your ingredients.

For a frozen version of this drink, put your ingredients in a blender and add vanilla ice cream and ice. Once everything is incorporated, you’ll have a refreshing slushy that you can enjoy on a hot summer day. 

Calories Per Serving: 274

Total Preparation Time: 5 min 

7. Baileys Espresso Martini 

The love affair between coffee and Baileys continues with this sophisticated espresso martini. This recipe calls for a splash of Bailey’s to add flavor to the already fabulous original. But, with only four ingredients, it’s a simple drink that doesn’t need much.  

This recipe uses 15grams of espresso, but you can increase or decrease it depending on your taste. I like mine a little strong, so I go for 20gms. 

Calories Per Serving: 215

Total Preparation Time: 5 min 

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8. Baileys Chili Chocolate Martini

The Mayans are genius enough to realize that chili and chocolate aren’t enemies but best friends. So we can thank them for this perfect combination, and Baileys makes it much better.

This drink takes a little longer to make because of the rim decor, but it’s still a quick cocktail. Combine the vanilla vodka, Baileys, cocoa powder, cream, and cayenne in a shaker or two cups, and add ice.

Shake until well combined and serve cold. Add a small amount of cayenne to the rim decoration. Just enough to bring a warmth and color cayenne is known for. 

Calories Per Serving: 285

Total Preparation Time: 20 min 

9. Baileys Hot Chocolate 

Yet another warm traditional beverage with a modern creamy twist. If you’re a fan of hot chocolate, you’ll be obsessed with this indulgent dessert drink.

You’ll need hot chocolate powder, milk, chocolate sauce, cream, 50 ml of Baileys Original, and your favorite chocolate toppings. 

I like to cut brownies into bite-size pieces and sprinkle them on top of the whipped cream. Then, you can add chocolate shavings, sprinkles, or wafer sticks. Happy holidays! 

Calories Per Serving: 455

Total Preparation Time: 15 min 

10. Baileys Root Beer Rum 

I don’t know about you, but I absolutely loved root beer floats as a kid. Nowadays, they’re too sweet for me, but this adult version tastes like a boozed-up ice cream soda, with less sugar and a lot more flavor.

You’ll need crushed ice, root beer, dark-spiced rum, and Baileys. I would consider this a dessert drink because of the rum and root beer, but you can have it during cocktail hour or with a meal. 

Calories Per Serving: N/A

Total Preparation Time: 10 min 

11. Baileys Chocolate Peppermint Smoothie 

Smoothies are known as a healthy meal replacement, but I’m sure you didn’t think you’d get a healthy Christmas-themed dessert drink.

Full of chocolate, refreshing peppermint, and sweet dates, this smoothie is more than just a pretty face. Even better, it’s vegan! 

In place of milk, it uses frozen cauliflower to thicken it. The added tahini brings a velvety smooth texture, and it’s pretty filling, especially with the Baileys.

You can add protein powder if you want a boozy meal replacement that brings holiday cheer. 

Calories Per Serving: 309

Total Preparation Time: 15 min 

12. Baileys Iced Eggnog Latte

Bailey’s comforting smoothness and warmth means it’s the perfect centerpiece for the chilly holiday season. That’s why it goes hand in hand with eggnog, a drink synonymous with Christmas.

If you’re not a fan of traditional eggnog, don’t worry, this latte version isn’t as rich and heavy. It’s more like an iced latte with a dash of eggnog.

Of course, you can make your own eggnog. Still, I’ve always found it easier to use a store-bought version for holiday parties and seasonal get-togethers. 

Calories Per Serving: 319

Total Preparation Time: 10 min 

13. Baileys Snickers Shot

If you’re a candy bar fan like me, you’ll be obsessed with these shots that taste just like Snickers. The key to the nutty taste is the Frangelico hazelnut liqueur.

You get a quick, sweet shot devoured in seconds when paired with the Baileys, which acts as the nougat. 

Since the taste is so sweet, you might lose track of how many shots you take, so be careful. Alternatively, you can dilute the drink with some milk or ice cream. 

Calories Per Serving: 138 

Total Preparation Time: 5 min 

14. Chocolate Truffle Martini

There’s nothing like a chocolate truffle after a long day. Enjoy it alongside this delicious chocolate martini, and you’ve got the perfect snack that will let you fully unwind.

These Dulce de Leche Rum Butter Truffles are made from condensed milk, dulce de leche, salt, butter, cocoa powder, rum, vanilla, and sprinkles. 

The martini is also simple as you only need five ingredients. The vanilla vodka and Baileys blend beautifully with the Godiva liqueur

Calories Per Serving: 70 

Total Preparation Time: 30 min 

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15. Baileys Coffee Granita 

You might have to take a little more time making this cocktail, but I promise you it’s worth it. It’s a layered cocktail with Kahlua and coffee on the bottom and Baileys and cream on top. The granita is more of a slushy, so it takes a while for it to freeze. 

You’ll need two ounces of half-and-half or whichever milk you prefer for the slushie. You’ll also need vanilla beans and Baileys. Once mixed, let the cream chill until frozen with tiny chunks. Next, pour in the coffee mix and enjoy. 

Calories Per Serving: 352

Total Preparation Time: 2 hrs 30 min

16. Baileys Ice Cream Float 

This Irish ice cream float is the way to go if you’re looking for a wild St. Patrick’s Day drink. Just think of it, Irish stout, large scoops of vanilla ice cream, and 4 ounces of Baileys. The stout acts as an adult version of the root beer classic.  

Garnish with a caramel cookie, and enjoy. 

Calories Per Serving: 382

Total Preparation Time: 2 min 

17. Baileys Mint Martini  

Bright, vibrant, and bursting with green colors, this martini is best enjoyed during a special occasion. You get a refreshing taste with an even mix of  Baileys Irish Cream, Creme de Menthe, cream, and vodka.

To get the green color without using food dye, go for a green creme de menthe. You can turn this into a Christmas drink with clear creme de menthe and red food color, or go for any color you want, depending on the occasion. 

Calories Per Serving: 464

Total Preparation Time: 5 min 

18. Irish Cream Cappuccinos 

If you’re not a fan of super sugary cocktails, this one’s for you. With the Baileys cream as the only sweetener, you’ll enjoy a mildly sweet beverage that goes down smoothly.

Of course, you’ll need a blender to crush the ice, Baileys, milk, coffee, and salt. Once the mixture reaches a slushie consistency, let it chill in the file until you’re ready to serve.

Top your cappuccino with whipped cream and a dash of cinnamon. 

Calories Per Serving: 110

Total Preparation Time: 15 min 

19. Baileys Pumpkin Pie Martini

Pumpkin spice has gotten a pretty bad reputation for being the typical holiday garnish, but it’s that good. Dip your glass rim in authentic maple syrup and crushed gingersnaps to pack on the fall flavors. Delicious! 

The drink is so good that you might have more than one. With that said, it’s easy to get carried away and forget that it’s got a pretty high alcohol content, so make sure you keep track of how many pumpkin spice sips you take. 

Calories Per Serving: 373

Total Preparation Time: 5 min 

20. Baileys Tiramisu Cocktails 

Tiramisu is a beloved Italian flavor dessert. When combined with Baileys, you get an Irish-Italian crossover with slight moderations that taste like heaven. Since tiramisu needs coffee, I suggest a strong brew like espresso.

Mix that with chopped chocolate, brown sugar, lady fingers, mascarpone, and cocoa powder. You can use grated chocolate and coffee beans to garnish, but I like sprinkles and unsweetened cocoa. 

Calories Per Serving: N/A 

Total Preparation Time: 10 min 

21. Baileys Oreo Milkshake

Cookies and cream is a classic mix done best with Oreos. The tart, slightly bitter biscuit gives room for the creamy center to shine. When you add ice cream, vanilla vodka, and Baileys to it, you have a silky drink that’s perfect for a summer barbecue. 

The recipe is simple. You only need softened ice cream, Oreos, vanilla vodka, and Baileys. Combine everything in a strong blender until your mixture is smooth.

Pour into a glass and top with sprinkles and a cookies-and-cream bar for extra sweetness. 

Calories Per Serving: 709 

Total Preparation Time: 10 min 

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22. Baileys Banana Colada 

Fondly known as the BBC, this tropical Caribbean Baileys drink is a favorite amongst cocktail lovers for its sweet smooth bananas, strong Baileys, and coconut colada flavor.

For the C in BBC, use cream of coconut instead of simple coconut milk, as the latter will be too watery. Use as much ice as you can fit in your blender, as it will give the ice cream consistency you’re looking for.

Then, take your treat to the next level with some whipped cream and toasted coconut on top. 

Calories Per Serving: 765

Total Preparation Time: 16 min 

23. Warm Baileys Gingerbread Martini 

Gingerbread is synonymous with warmth, spice, and comfort, which is why this martini is excellent for a holiday menu. The spiced caramel sauce tastes like a melted gingersnap, and the thickened cream and ground ginger are my favorites. 

If you’re calorie conscious, this might not be your drink. But you can indulge during the holidays or use lower fat cream. Top your martini with a mini gingerbread man and enjoy. 

Calories Per Serving: 530 

Total Preparation Time: 5 min 

24. Baileys Chai Float 

Chai has grown in popularity because of its mild flavor and sweet aftertaste. You can make this chai version with extra ice cream blended with Baileys to make a chai milkshake

If you are in a hurry or have a large crowd, use instant spiced chai mix, it’s just as tasty. For chai purists like myself, brew your own cup and let it cook before adding the rest of the ingredients. 

Calories Per Serving: 417

Total Preparation Time: 5 min 

25. Skinny Baileys Banana Smoothie 

A low-calorie variation of the Baileys banana smoothie, this drink isn’t as decadent but still tastes fantastic. In place of rich ice cream, you have ice, almond milk, banana, and chocolate syrup as the sweetener. 

To help keep the drink cold, use frozen bananas and freeze them for five minutes after mixing them in the blender. 

Calories Per Serving: 272

Total Preparation Time: 5 min 

Frequently Asked Questions

Do You Drink Baileys By Itself? 

Yes, you can enjoy Baileys Irish cream by itself, especially if you like a strong drink with a creamy texture and mild aftertaste. Baileys comes as a pre-mixed drink, incorporating cream and cocoa, but most people add their own twist to it. 

Popular additions include coffee, ice cream, Guinness, heavy cream, and chai tea. You could also dilute your Baileys with milk or heavy cream if you want a lighter drink.  

What Is The Best Thing To Mix With Baileys? 

Hands down, coffee, whether cold or hot, enhances the naturally creamy elements within Irish cream. It’s the most common addition for a reason. The bitter taste blends well with the sweetness from the cream and cocoa. 

Cold brew black coffee or a shot of espresso will work fine, but you can also use hot cocoa if you’re not a fan of coffee. Earl gray tea also works well. 

Should Baileys Be Refrigerated? 

Surprisingly, Baileys doesn’t require refrigeration, despite having a cream base. This is because the alcohol inside it acts as a preservative. However, it’s recommended that you store Baileys in its original bottle away from direct sunlight at around 32 to 77 degrees Fahrenheit. 

On average, the Original Baileys will last 2 years, opened or unopened. Other versions, like Vanilla Cinnamon, Strawberries and Cream, Salted Caramel, and Apple Pie, differ in shelf life. 

What Kind Of Alcohol Is In Baileys? 

Baileys uses neutral spirits and Irish whiskey, and the amount of alcohol varies according to each Bailey’s flavor. Original Baileys contain 17% alcohol by volume. Check the bottle for a specific percentage before mixing your chosen Irish cream drink with something else. 

25 Simple Baileys Drinks To Spice Up Your Cocktail Menu 

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Wednesday 30th of November 2022

A very good article. Congratulations

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Monday 28th of November 2022

A very good article. Congratulations