21 Baileys Drinks: Creative Cocktails Made Easy

Updated January 7, 2022
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Irish cream lovers can make a whole host of Baileys drinks. Baileys cocktails are the perfect go-to if you enjoy creamy, sweet mixed drinks. With different flavors of Baileys Irish cream liqueur, you're sure to find the perfect Baileys drink to satisfy your sweet tooth.

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.

Baileys Thin Mint cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce chocolate liqueur
  • 1 ounce Baileys Original Irish Cream
  • 1 ounce heavy cream
  • 1 ounce green crème de menthe
  • Ice
  • Chocolate shavings for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, chocolate liqueur, Irish cream, heavy cream, and crème de menthe.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with 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 uses almond milk instead of cream and replace the half and half with your favorite non-dairy milk.

Baileys Blind Russian on wooden table

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, Baileys, chocolate liqueur, vodka, coffee liqueur, and butterscotch schnapps.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into highball glass over fresh ice.
  4. Add half and half.
  5. Stir to mix.

Nutty Baileys Shake

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

Nutty Baileys Shake

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  1. In a blender, add Baileys, Frangelico, amaretto, vodka, and ice cream.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Pour into highball glass.
  4. Garnish with whipped cream drizzled with chocolate or caramel syrup.

Red Velvet Cake Martini

Baileys Red Velvet is the star in this birthday cake-flavored martini.

red velvet cake martini

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, Baileys, and vodka.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled martini glass.

Baileys Caramel Apple

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

Bartender cocktail with shaker

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, Baileys Apple Pie, and the Baileys Salted Caramel.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into cocktail glass over fresh 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 for breakfast cocktail

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, Baileys, maple bourbon, and bacon bourbon.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into rocks glass over fresh 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

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  1. In a collins glass with ice, add rum and Baileys.
  2. Stir to mix.
  3. Top with ginger beer.

Mocha Chocolate Cherry

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

Baileys mocha chocolate cherry cocktail

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  1. In a rocks glass, add ice, Baileys Chocolate Cherry, and Baileys Espresso.
  2. Stir to mix.

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.

salted caramel Baileys Irish coffee

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces Baileys Salted Caramel
  • Freshly brewed coffee to top off
  • Whipped cream
  • Salted caramel sauce for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a coffee mug, add Baileys.
  2. Top off with coffee.
  3. Garnish with 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

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  1. In a mug, add hot chocolate and Baileys.
  2. Stir to mix.
  3. Garnish with whipped cream.

Hot Apple Pie à la Mode

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

Apple pie à la mode

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  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

Ingredients

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

Instructions

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

Creamy Espresso Martini

An espresso martini sometimes needs a little extra something. In this case, it's the Baileys to give it that extra oomph with its creamy goodness.

Baileys espresso martini

Ingredients

  • 1¼ ounces espresso vodka
  • ¾ ounce Baileys Irish cream
  • ½ ounce espresso
  • 2 dashes chocolate bitters
  • Ice
  • Whole coffee beans for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, espresso vodka, Baileys, espresso, and chocolate bitters.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with whole coffee beans.

Gingersnap

If you enjoy the flavor of a crunchy gingersnap cookie, then this cocktail is right up your alley.

Baileys Ginger Snap cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces vodka
  • 1 ounce Baileys Irish cream
  • ½ ounce pumpkin spice liqueur
  • ½ ounce amaretto
  • ¼ ounce ginger liqueur
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, vodka, Baileys, pumpkin spice liqueur, amaretto, and ginger liqueur.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.

The Easiest Mudslide

You may often think of a mudslide as a frozen drink, but you can make this with Baileys with just a few shakes.

Baileys mudslide cocktail

Ingredients

  • Chocolate syrup drizzle for garnish
  • 1½ ounces caramel vodka
  • 1 ounce coffee liqueur
  • ¾ ounce Baileys Irish cream
  • 1 ounce heavy cream
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. In a highball glass, drizzle chocolate syrup down the inside of the glass.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, caramel vodka, coffee liqueur, Baileys, and heavy cream.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into prepared glass over fresh ice.

Double-Shot Baileys Iced Coffee

The secret to the double-shot of coffee is using coffee ice cubes. Although it requires a little planning ahead, the anticipation is well worth it.

double-shot iced coffee with Baileys

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces bourbon
  • 1 ounce Baileys Irish cream
  • 2 ounces chilled coffee
  • ½ ounce hazelnut liqueur
  • Ice
  • Coffee ice cubes

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add regular ice, bourbon, Baileys, coffee, and hazelnut liqueur.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into rocks glass over coffee ice cubes.

Snow on the Beach

This tropical drink uses shredded coconut as a garnish, giving the look of snow on the beach.

Baileys snow on the beach cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces cream of coconut
  • 1 ounce Baileys Irish cream
  • ¾ ounce spiced rum
  • ¾ ounce pineapple juice
  • Ice
  • Pineapple wedge and shredded coconut for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, cream of coconut, Baileys, spiced rum, and pineapple juice.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with pineapple wedge and shredded coconut.

Totally Bananas

Like the name, you'll go totally bananas for this cocktail after just one sip.

Baileys totally bananas cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces Baileys Irish cream
  • 1¼ ounces rum
  • ½ ounce banana liqueur
  • ¼ ounce vanilla schnapps
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, Baileys, rum, banana liqueur, and vanilla schnapps.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.

Snickertini

Whether you enjoy this cocktail as a nightcap or an afternoon treat, it's just as great, if not better, than its namesake candy bar.

Baileys snickertini cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces caramel vodka
  • ¾ ounce Baileys Irish cream
  • ½ ounce amaretto
  • ½ ounce chocolate liqueur
  • Ice
  • Chocolate shaving for garnish, optional

Ingredients

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, caramel vodka, Baileys, amaretto, and chocolate liqueur.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with chocolate shavings, if desired.

Girl Scout Cookie

Although this is more often a shot than a drink, it becomes a tasty and easy cocktail with just a few tweaks.

Baileys girl scout cookie cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce Baileys Irish cream
  • ¾ ounce vodka
  • ½ ounce coffee liqueur
  • ½ ounce peppermint schnapps
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add Baileys, vodka, coffee liqueur, and peppermint schnapps.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.

Baileys Buttery Fingers

Skip the candy at the checkout aisle in favor of this boozy chocolate bar cocktail.

Baileys Buttery Fingers Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce Baileys Irish cream
  • 1 ounce vodka
  • 1 ounce butterscotch schnapps
  • ¾ ounce coffee liqueur
  • 2 dashes chocolate bitters
  • Ice
  • Chocolate syrup for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, Baileys, vodka, butterscotch schnapps, coffee liqueur, and chocolate bitters.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into rocks or highball glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with chocolate syrup.

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 Almande (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 several 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:

Enjoy Baileys Irish Cream Drinks

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

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