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12 Baileys Drinks: Creative Cocktails Made Easy

Karen Frazier
A hand holding a Baileys cocktail glass

Irish cream lovers can make a whole host of Baileys drinks. If you enjoy creamy, sweet mixed drinks, then Baileys cocktails are the perfect go-to. With different flavors of Baileys Irish cream liqueur, you're sure to find the perfect Baileys drink to satisfy your sweet tooth.

8 Sweet Baileys Drinks

Baileys cocktails make a perfect dessert because adding Irish cream makes creates drinks that are sweet, creamy, and satisfying.

Baileys Thin Mint

Are you a fan of Girl Scout cookies? Then try this boozy rendition, made with original Baileys and crème de menthe liqueur.

Bartender grating chocolate on the mint cocktail


  • 1 ounces chocolate liqueur, such as Godiva chocolate liqueur
  • 1 ounce Baileys Original Irish Cream
  • 1 ounce heavy cream
  • 1 ounce green crème de menthe
  • Ice
  • Chocolate shavings


  1. Chill a martini glass.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, combine the chocolate liqueur, Irish cream, heavy cream, and crème de menthe.
  3. Add the ice and shake to chill.
  4. Strain into the chilled martini glass.
  5. Garnish with the shaved chocolate

Baileys Blind Russian

This riff on a white Russian cocktail has plenty of sweetly satisfying ingredients, including original flavored Baileys. For a creamy, non-dairy cocktail, feel free to substitute Baileys Almande, which is made with almond milk instead of cream.

Baileys Blind Russian on wooden table


  • ¾ ounce Baileys Original Irish Cream or Baileys Almande
  • ¾ ounce chocolate liqueur
  • 1 ounce vodka
  • ¾ ounce Baileys Espresso Crème
  • ½ ounce butterscotch schnapps
  • 2 ounces half and half
  • Ice


  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the Baileys, chocolate liqueur, vodka, coffee liqueur, and butterscotch schnapps.
  2. Add ice and shake to chill.
  3. Strain into a highball glass filled with ice.
  4. Add the half and half and stir.

Nutty Baileys Shake

Baileys is also delicious in milk shake style cocktails. Try this almond-hazelnut version.

Glass of Baileys milkshake with caramel on top


  • 1½ ounces Baileys Almande
  • 1 ounces Frangelico hazelnut liqueur
  • 1 ounces amaretto
  • 1 ounce vodka
  • 1 scoop vanilla ice cream
  • Whipped cream and chocolate or caramel syrup for garnish


  1. Combine Baileys, Frangelico, amaretto, vodka, and ice cream in a blender. Blend until smooth.
  2. Pour into a highball glass and garnish with whipped cream drizzled with chocolate or caramel syrup.

Red Velvet Cake Martini

Baileys Red Velvet is featured in this birthday cake flavored martini.

Drinks In Martini Glasses On Table


  • 2 ounces Baileys Red Velvet
  • 1 ounce vanilla flavored vodka
  • Ice


  1. Chill a martini glass.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, combine the Baileys and vodka.
  3. Add ice and shake to chill.
  4. Strain into the chilled martini glass.

Baileys Caramel Apple

A simple blend of two Baileys flavors, this creamy cocktail is a crowd pleaser.

Bartender cocktail with shaker


  • 1½ ounces Baileys Apple Pie
  • 1½ ounces Baileys Salted Caramel
  • Ice


  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the Baileys Apple Pie and the Baileys Salted Caramel.
  2. Add ice and shake to chill.
  3. Strain into a cocktail glass filled with ice.

Baileys for Breakfast

Hey, it's 5 o'clock somewhere, right? This Baileys mixed drink has delicious breakfast flavors, but you can enjoy it any time of day.

Baileys on the rocks on a woodgrain background



  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the Baileys, maple bourbon, and bacon bourbon.
  2. Add ice and shake to chill.
  3. Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice.

Dark, Stormy, and Cloudy

The Dark and Stormy is a classic rum and ginger beer cocktail, and adding Baileys is a delicious twist on the original.

Cocktail on counter of a bar


  • Ice
  • 1½ ounces dark rum
  • 1½ ounces Baileys Original Irish Cream
  • 6 ounces ginger beer


  1. Fill a collins glass with ice.
  2. Add the rum and Baileys. Stir.
  3. Top with the ginger beer.

Mocha Chocolate Cherry

Chocolate and cherry is a classic flavor combo, and this drink brings out the best in both.

Baileys drink being poured into glass on black background


  • Ice
  • 1½ ounces Baileys Chocolate Cherry
  • 1½ ounces Baileys Espresso Crème


  1. Fill a rocks glass with ice.
  2. Add both flavors of Baileys and stir.

4 Hot Baileys Cocktails

If you're looking for a boozy hot drink, Bailey's is the perfect ingredient to add. Try these delicious hot Baileys cocktails.

Salted Caramel Baileys Irish Coffee

Irish coffee is a popular Irish mixed drink, but adding sweet and creamy Baileys takes it to the next level. While this recipe calls for salted caramel flavored Baileys, you can use any Baileys flavor that tickles your fancy.

Irish coffee and woman sending phone message in the background


  • 1 cup freshly brewed coffee
  • 1½ ounces Baileys Salted Caramel
  • Whipped cream
  • Salted caramel sauce for garnish


  1. In a coffee mug, stir together the coffee and Baileys.
  2. Top with the whipped cream and drizzle with salted caramel sauce.

Irish Hot Chocolate

Use any flavor of Baileys in hot chocolate for a special treat.

Irish Hot Chocolate


  • 6 ounces hot chocolate
  • 2 ounces Baileys
  • Whipped cream for garnish


  1. In a mug, combine the hot chocolate and Baileys. Stir.
  2. Garnish with the whipped cream.

Hot Apple Pie à la Mode

Hot apple cider is delicious, sure, but you can really jazz it up with some Baileys.

Apple pie à la mode


  • 4 ounces hot apple cider
  • 2 ounces Baileys Apple Pie
  • Nutmeg for garnish


  1. In a coffee mug, stir the apple cider and Baileys Apple Pie.
  2. Garnish with nutmeg.

Baileys Chai Hot Toddy

Baileys is the perfect complement for chai tea, so enjoy this warm, spicy Baileys hot toddy.

Baileys chai tea with spices


  • 6 ounces boiling water
  • 1 chai tea bag
  • 2 ounces Baileys Original Irish Cream
  • Cinnamon stick for garnish


  1. Pour the boiling water in a mug and steep the tea bag for 3 to 5 minutes. Remove the teabag.
  2. Stir in the Baileys.
  3. Garnish with a cinnamon stick.

Baileys Flavors

Baileys makes an array of sweet, creamy flavors to add panache to your cocktails. Flavors of Baileys include:

  • Baileys Original Irish Cream
  • Baileys Alamande (made with almond milk and dairy-free)
  • Baileys Strawberries and Cream
  • Baileys Salted Caramel
  • Baileys Espresso Crème
  • Baileys Red Velvet
  • Baileys Apple Pie
  • Baileys Chocolate Cherry

What to Mix With Baileys Irish Cream

Baileys blends well with a number of mixers, so you can make up your own drinks as well, or simply sip your favorite baileys flavor on the rocks. Try mixing Baileys with any of the following:

  • Root beer (makes a Baileys root beer float)
  • Cola
  • Cream soda
  • Ginger ale
  • Ginger beer
  • Guinness beer
  • Hot chocolate
  • Coffee (hot or cold brew)
  • Spiced tea
  • Tea
  • Ice cream
  • Kahlúa (or coffee-flavored liqueur)
  • Amaretto
  • Frangelico
  • Grand Marnier (or orange liqueur)
  • Butterscotch schnapps
  • Irish whiskey
  • Scotch whisky
  • Bourbon
  • Chocolate liqueur
  • Chambord
  • Port wine
  • Madeira

Enjoy Baileys Irish Cream Drinks

Whether you sip it on the rocks or stir it into a drink, Baileys makes a versatile ingredient for delicious, creamy, sweet cocktails. Try all of the flavors and see what you can create.

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12 Baileys Drinks: Creative Cocktails Made Easy