Baileys Alexander

By on September 4, 2023 in Liquors with 0 Comments

Baileys is an Irish Cream liqueur and is one of the bottles we regularly keep stocked in our home bar.  It is such a nice smooth liqueur to have on hand.  Whether it’s a Bailey Shillelagh shot to start the night or a Baileys Mailbu Slide to finish the night.  The Baileys Alexander cocktail is more of a middle-of-the-night cocktail.

It’s a delicious smooth cocktail that is just perfect for sipping, Don’t confuse the Baileys Alexander with its cousin the Brandy Alexander.

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Baileys Alexander

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  • Author: Maddy


A deliciously smooth drink, perfectly served over with ice.


Units Scale
  • 1 1/2 oz. Baileys Irish Cream
  • 1/2 oz. Cognac


  • Pour ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice.
  • Shake well with ice and then serve over ice


This works well in a short glass but you can also strain this one into a cocktail glass.

Baileys really is a simple smooth tasty cocktail recipe base for so many cocktails. Take the time to explore what you can do with Baileys and other liqueurs in so many different cocktails.

The top 3 popular liqueurs you need to know

  • Amaretto
  • Baileys Irish Cream
  • Campari

Nb: According to The 8 types of liqueurs you need to know by Heart @ Tasting Table

There are plenty of amazing liqueurs you can have stocked in your bar at home. Baileys is our really only must-have bottle but explore your own tastes as well.

Best Drinking for the Baileys Alexander

Works well as an after-dinner cocktail or middle of the night out, cocktail. The blend of Baileys with Cognac works well, you can simply sip over ice. You can also garnish your cocktail glass as well.

Which glass do I use?

You can make the Baileys Alexander in a short glass, but we recommend straining it into a cocktail glass. We recommend the Nick & Nora Cocktail Glass, 4 Pieces from Amazon.

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About Maddy

Maddy, is a lifestyle addict. With over 20 years bartending experience. Being the editor for Mix Your Drink, seemed like the next logical step to being able to share her experience with making mixed drinks.


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