Baileys Irish Cream : A Must Have In Any Home Bar

By on June 2, 2023 in Drinking, Liquors with 0 Comments

Baileys Irish Cream is a must-have in any home bar.   The perfectly creamy liquor is an alcoholic drink flavored with crema, cocoa, and Irish whiskey.  Now made by Diageo in Dublin Ireland.

Baileys Irish cream liqueur regularly features in the top popular liqueur brand lists in the world.  Read Drink up: here are the eight most popular liqueur brands by or The 10 Best selling liqueur brands from The Spirit Business.

Even though Gilbeys of Ireland began the process of finding a product to introduce to the international market in 1971.  It was only released to wide acclaim in 1974.  It’s now trademarked by Diageo

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What to drink with Bailey’s Irish Cream?

For cream-based alcohol, it really has a wide range of what you can drink with it.

As with any dairy, the cream does curdle when in contact with acid.  You can still make cocktails like the Cement mixer, which is a shot of baileys with the squeezed juice from a slice of lime.

Sipping on a splash of Baileys Irish Cream while watching the snow fall silently outside is perfectly picturesque.

You don’t need to limit that bottle to just one season. Baileys can be easily mixed with all manner of beverages to make a simple, creamy drink. The only rule is to avoid citrus or anything with a lot of citric acid, which makes it curdle. That means avoiding juices and soda.

Other than that, there’s a wide range of things with which you can mix Baileys to make seasonally appropriate (or mood-appropriate) drinks. From the basic and expected to the surprising, these are the best things to mix with Baileys.


It almost feels like Baileys was made for coffee. If you like cream in your cup of Joe in the morning, then you’ll like replacing that cream with Baileys. But you already know that.

Hot Chocolate

It feels like all warm beverages that nourish your soul are improved with a splash of Bailey’s. Hot cocoa is no exception—especially with a few little marshmallows on top.

Go for a darker, less sweet hot chocolate and let the Irish cream round the drink out. Although, when push comes to shove, there’s nothing wrong with putting Baileys into some stir-and-serve Swiss Miss.

Cold Brew

When summertime hits and hot coffee is no longer a viable option, you’ll be just as happy mixing your Baileys into a cold brew. Pop the bottle into the fridge for a bit (if it’s not in there already) and then mix it with cold brew and some ice. Just like with hot coffee, stronger cold brews match best with Baileys and keep the drink from getting too sweet.

Ice Cream

Don’t be fooled into thinking Baileys is just a morning drink. Scoop ice cream into a glass (if you have one of those 1950s ice cream parlor glasses, now is the time to use it) and add a shot or two of Bailey’s. Pretty much any standard ice cream flavor works, as the Baileys just makes it even creamier.

Our ice cream suggestions: chocolate, strawberry, rocky road, and any type of sherbet. The latter will taste like a delicious, fruity creamsicle.


Try mixing Baileys into a pint of Guinness is just one ingredient away from the poorly named Irish Car Bomb.  It’s the way to go if you’ve passed the point in your life when dropping a shot into a pint glass and chugging sounds fun. Mix Baileys into Guinness, or Guinness Extra Stout if you want something a little stronger, and give it a stir. Then sip contentedly.

Earl Grey Tea

Skip the milk and sugar and fix your cuppa with Baileys instead, just like you do with your coffee. The result is a lightly creamy tea with some vanilla flavor.

Anejo Tequila

Bear with us. One Supercall staffer calls this an Irish Cactus, and despite prior reservations, we found the drink endearing. Measure out two parts Baileys to one part tequila and drink over ice as a nightcap. Use an añejo or reposado, as the Baileys really lets the barrel notes in the tequila shine and bring out some chocolate notes.

Try it for yourself before passing any judgment.  Baileys Irish Cream is the perfect must-have liquor for any home bar.


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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