Last Updated on April 3, 2023 by The Noms
Irish cream is a great ingredient to help celebrate St Patrick’s Day! These Irish cream cocktail recipes below include using Baileys Irish Cream, as well as other brands of Irish Cream that you may have!
Below are all the best Baileys drinks and Irish cream recipes perfect for all year long! You can make them with any Irish cream you have on hand, not just Bailey’s!
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Baileys Irish Cream is the top selling liqueur worldwide! This rich and creamy liqueur, with vanilla and chocolate flavors, all with Irish whiskey makes for some great cocktail recipes!
What is Irish Cream?
Irish Cream is a creamy liqueur made with the base of Irish whiskey, heavy cream and other flavors like vanilla and chocolate with a nutty finish. Irish Cream is usually served on by itself or mixed in cocktails. It’s like dessert and a drink all at once.
One of the most popular ways to enjoy Irish Cream is by adding it to coffee or hot chocolate. And while these are considered a cocktail, we wanted to make a list of Irish Cream cocktail recipes that can be enjoyed all year round!
Irish Cream Cocktails
Irish Cream is a great liqueur for decadent and creamy drinks, but without the hard bite of whiskey that a lot of people don’t care for. We obviously love whiskey, but those that want to explore whiskey, but in sweet cocktails, we have you covered!
If you want any Irish Whiskey cocktails, we suggest our Irish Sour, Toasted Cream Irish Coffee, or the Slainte!
Irish cream can be a star ingredient in espresso martinis, St Patrick’s Day drinks, and creamy drinks for any occasion. Could be a sugar cookie martini for Christmas, or a White Russian made more decadent with Baileys Irish Cream.
So don’t just keep Irish Cream for the holidays, feel free to shake up some delicious cocktails year round!
Read below for some great Irish Cream drinks and more ideas!
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Irish Cream Cocktail Recipes
Want a creamy cocktail? We have you covered with this list of Baileys cocktails and super tasty Irish Cream drinks made for all year round sipping!
Irish Mocha Latte with Baileys Irish Cream
This Irish cream mocha latte is a simple warm recipe with chocolate, coffee and Baileys. Lots of flavors combine for this warm sip with gentle sweetness!
Best Creamy Espresso Martini with Baileys
This espresso martini is made creamier by using Baileys Irish Cream as the sweetener along with espresso, vodka and coffee liqueur. Make sure to shake this well in a cocktail shaker for the light foam on top! A fabulous and rich cocktail!
This Baileys Colada is a frozen Irish Cream cocktail! Tropical with notes of coconut, pineapple and rum, this rich drink is a twist on the classic cocktail, the Pina Colada.
Peppermint White Chocolate Martini
These decadent creamy drinks are perfect for the Christmas season or all winter long! Combining white chocolate liqueur, peppermint vodka, Irish Cream along with some other decadent ingredients this chocolate martini is a must make!
Irish Cream Coffee
Another warm cocktail, this Irish Cream Coffee is a mixture of Irish Cream, coffee and Irish whiskey for that extra boost of flavor. Topped with heavy cream, this is a great after dinner drink!
Boozy S'mores Mint Ice Cream Shake
I don't know about you, but a boozy milkshake is a decadent treat of treats among creamy drinks. This S'mores Mint Ice Cream shake is made with a dash of Irish Cream!
Oatmeal Cookie Cocktail
An Oatmeal Cookie Cocktail sounds like a perfect anytime of the year drink! Combining Irish cream, butterscotch schnapps, cinnamon schnapps and heavy cream, this creamy cocktail sounds delicous!
We always think of a Chocolate Martini when thinking of Irish Cream. It play so well with chocolate, and adds a creaminess to the martini. This one is made more decadent with vodka, Kahlua and topped with chocolate shavings, perfection!
Nutty Irishman Cocktail
This tasty coffee cocktail, is a great way to warm up! The Nutty Irishman combines Irish Whiskey, Irish Cream, Frangelico, Kahlua and coffee for some sweet and rich flavors! Top it with some whipped cream and you have a delicious cocktail!
Sugar Cookie Martini Recipe
Another rich cookie based cocktail, this creamy confection combines Irish cream with vanilla vodka, amaretto and cream for a nutty and rich sip that definitely sounds like a sugar cookie! Perfect for winter or Christmas parties!
Did someone say chocolate bar? A Toberlone is definitely a treat, and this cocktail brings out the great flavors of the classic chocolate candy with Irish Cream, Kahlua and Amaretto. Sweetened with honey, these creamy drinks can be sipped all year!
Baileys Iced Coffee
You have seen the warm coffee cocktails above, but we have a cold coffee cocktail for you. This coffee chilled with ice cubes makes for a rich and cold sip. Sweetened with chocolate liqueur and Baileys stands in for the cream, make this easy cold brew cocktail!
Baileys Chocolate Martini
Another chocolate martini, but this one is just a simple 3 ingredients. Vodka, chocolate liqueur and Irish cream combine with some chocolate sauce garnish for a sweet cocktail!
Boozy Chocolate Baileys Milkshake
Another boozy milkshake for you with rich vanilla ice cream and Irish cream. Topped with chocolate sauce and whipped cream for the ultimate treat, this frozen cocktail is a must make!
Baileys Peppermint Espresso Martini
This Baileys Peppermint Espresso Martini is an easy 3 ingredients, but packs so much flavor. Baileys is combined with peppermint vodka and fresh espresso for this decadent sip!
Baileys White Russian Cocktail
This Baileys White Russian is a treat. Combining vodka, Kahlua and a dash of milk with Baileys Irish Cream, this rich twist on the classic is a tasty treat.
Salted Caramel Macchiato Martini
This decadent caramel sip is full of flavor. Combining coffee, caramel vodka and Baileys Irish cream for a rich and sweet sip! A dash of sea salt finishes this for even more flavor.
Buttered Toffee Cocktail
This simple and rich cocktail brings flavor from the Irish cream, Kahlua, Amaretto and half and half. This creamy drink would be amazing served all year long!
Creamy Baileys Irish Cream Coffee
This Baileys Irish Cream Coffee is a twist on the classic Irish coffee. Using Baileys Irish Cream instead of heavy cream to top this coffee drink, makes for a decadent and sweeter sip than the usual recipe.
Eggnog and Baileys Cocktail
Eggnog is thought of as a Christmas or holiday ingredient, but I would argue that it is an all winter ingredient! So make this one all winter long with eggnog, Irish Cream and whipped cream vodka!
Pumpkin Mudslide Cocktail with Caramel
A mudslide cocktail is definitely an Irish cream classic! This pumpkin and caramel twist on the classic is perfect for fall! Coffee vodka, pumpkin, Irish Cream and Bailey's combine with the sweetness of caramel sauce and some pumpkin spice for that perfect autumn flavor!
Thin Mint Cocktail
This green cocktail is made decadent with Irish cream, creme de menthe, creme de cocao and vanilla vodka for a Girl Scout cookie inspired cocktail!
Cherry Garcia Martini
This pink cocktail is a liquid Cherry Garcia drink! Combining cherry rum, white chocolate Irish cream, grenadine, Oreo cookies and chocolate syrup for a rich and fun drink!
This Blizzard cocktail is a decadent coffee cocktail. We combined both Irish whiskey and Irish cream with half and half, all topped with hot hazelnut coffee! Topped with whipped cream and cinnamon, trust us, this one is a great sip!
Dirty Snowman Recipe (Boozy Hot Chocolate Cocktail)
This boozy hot chocolate is a fun warm cocktail! Combining hot chocolate with vanilla ice cream and Irish cream, this decadent hot chocolate recipe is topped with whipped cream and sprinkles!
This simple latte is a must make! Combining Irish cream with coffee and milk makes for a boozy coffee drink perfect for brunch!
This frozen pink cocktail is a strawberry twist on the classic mudslide. Who needs ice cubes, because adding frozen strawberries to this boozy sip makes for a fun pink color and some added fruit flavor to this classic cocktail along with vodka, Kahlua and Irish Cream.
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