i dont know if any of you baileys drinkers out there have tried to make your own irish cream,i do have a recipe that you can do,but i havent tried it out yet.if theres anybody brave enough to try it,have ago,and when you've recovered,tell me how it went please.right here goes,and make sure you have some hangover cures in the house.......3EGGS,BEAT LIGHTLY AND ADD HALF PT OF SINGLE FRESH CREAM AND BEAT LIGHTLY.ADD A TIN OF CONDENSED MILK AND MIX IN.BLEND 1 TEA SPOON OF INSTANT COFFEE IN 1 TABLESPOON OF HOT WATER AND MIX INTO MIXTURE.ADD 1 CUP OF WHISKEY (OR A LITTLE BIT MORE IF DESIRED)BOTLE AND DRINK.THIS WILL MAKE 1 AND A HALF LITRES.HAVE AGO AND HOPE YPU ENJOY......Russ
BAILEYS IRISH CREAM is not normally a drink I would drink, but you know how it is at Crimbo, you rummage around in your stockings and have a feel at the goodies (or is that just me?). And lo and behold, there's always a bottle of something-or-other from someone-or-other cunningly wrapped in a long, slim gift-bag that possibly cost more than the contents.
Being thought of as a bit of a 'jakey' - quite erroneously, as it happens - I am usually inundated with all sorts of alcoholic treats. (It's a sair fecht!)
I have a theory that certain bottles of liqueurs and wines never actually get drunk, but are passed from person to person as unwanted gifts. Think about it. If you've celebrated a 21st or 40th birthday or perhaps a Silver Wedding anniversary, how many bottles of Champagne did you receive? How many did you drink?
These bottles are forever wandering the twilight netherworld of gift-bags and dark, forgotten cupboards, condemned to a life of sealed abstinence.
I feel in some way that it's my solemn duty to break this viscous circle of limbo ..... that's right, I'll pour anything down my neck.
BAILEYS IRISH CREAM is a blend of Irish whiskey and cream, with a touch of vanilla, chocolate and sugar. It first appeared when it was introduced by Gilbeys of Ireland in 1974 and has gone on to be one of the most popular drinks worldwide.
It's now owned by the huge multi-national, Diageo plc, who are responsible for Burger King, Smirnoff and Guinness, and many other well-known brands.
If you're interested in the history of the company, and who wouldn't be? Take a trip to their website at:
Alternatively, sit back and relax, kick off your shoes, and ....whoa, maybe you should just keep those feet covered, Ms ellie. Anyway, as I was saying, there now follows my tasting notes of this popular drink.
BAILEYS pours a thick and v
iscous, totally opaque, coffee-cream colour - not the most appealing shade, it has to be said (think magnolia paint). Hmm, the more I look at it, I'm visualising dirty puddle water - I know the cream is going to do that, but it looks horrible!
The aroma is quite noticeably alcoholic with the whiskey really making its presence felt. It's a little like a vanilla ice-cream with a slightly herbal undertone - fennel perhaps?
It has the mouthfeel of a thin, milkshake and the taste is ....wait for it, creamy. It's very sweet, and rich and creamy up front, but the whiskey gives it a good kick at the back of the throat. I don't really taste any chocolate from it, but I do sense a faint coffeeish flavour. It finishes surprisingly less sweet than I would have imagined but it still has a somewhat overwhelming, cloying stickiness which leads to a fairly pleasant and warming alcohol aftertaste.
* The Verdict *
At 17% ABV, this is just a little too sweet and sickly for my palate. One is fine, but any more than that and I'd be hard pushed to hold on to it. The whiskey flavour is reasonably gentle so even if you can't stand the taste of that particular tipple, it doesn't follow that you won't like Baileys .... unless you don't like cream as well, then you're really wasting your time!
Served cool, it makes a pleasant after-dinner liqueur, but personally, I'd sooner have a proper Irish, or Gaelic coffee. It's a nice enough occasional drink, but I don't think I'll be discarding my stocks of quality ale just yet.
Would I drink it again? - Only if you're buying.
For a litre bottle you will pay around £18-19, unless you can get it on offer - it's not the cheapest drink around, that's for sure. For me, a litre seems an awful lot of Baileys, about 900ml too much - thankfully, it's possible to buy a 50ml miniature for about £2.
Baileys can also be
used in lots of cocktails and here are a few recipes:
* GREASY MICK
1 part Baileys
1 part tequilla
* SCREAMING LEPRECHAUN
6 oz Guinness
3 oz Baileys
6 oz dark rum
1 oz Grenadine
2 oz Midori
2 oz Creme de Menthe
Mix and pour over crushed ice in a pint glass, garnish with pineapple chunks.
* TIGHT FIT
1/3 shot vodka
1/3 shot Baileys
1/3 shot Creme de Cacao
1 shot half and half (light cream)
* WEE SCOTCH DRAM
3 parts Baileys
2 parts Drambuie
1 part Scotch whisky
You get the idea. If you're interested in more cocktail ideas using Baileys, there are plenty more at the following website:
Thanks for reading,
I love Christmas time, decorating the house and the tree, buying presents, happy children, and a bottle of my favorite, Baileys Irish Cream. The advert for this liquer is kind of funny and a little flirty all at once, a man walks into a party as the lights get switched off and someone kisses him. They taste of Baileys and when the lights go back on he looks around to see who is holding the glass, of course there's some women but at the end of the advert there is also a man. How suggestive! This is such a creamy indulgent taste that if you haven't tried it then it's a must. A bottle of 700ml baileys will cost you around £12.99 you can get it cheaper over the christmas period at places like safeways or the co-op where there is usually an offer on for around the ten pounds mark. The bottles are dark brown with a creat on the front asnd the label has a nice scene of the irish countryside which reminds me of peace and tranquility, or maybe I'm just reading to much into it or the last baileys has gone to my head. The liquid inside is a nice inviting light brown colour, a sort of milky coffee colour, creamy and delicious. It has a twist off lid and when you open it you can smell the creamy blends of whisky and spirits inside. your mouth willwater and you'll have to pour yourself a nice measure to relax with. This is ideal to drink over ice, the heat of the baileys cools nicely with the ice which compliments the flavour. I also love to pour it into my coffe instead of the milk, this is great on a cold winters night when it's nice to relax infront of the fire. I also like it neat too. The taste is nice and warming and you'll feel a nice rosy glow as you sip the baileys slowly and swallow it down. what a great way to relax at the end of the day. Over the christmas period it is nice to get a bottle in as the visitors like to have a drink to toast the holiday. It's the sort of
drink that most ladies like and if you have your granny coming to stay then I think she'll like this, it's a special drink which suits all. Remember to go carefully on how much you have as it is 17% proof and as it is so moreish it is easy to forget how much you've drank and then be over the limit to drive, we all have to be extra carefull with that one over the christmas holidays as it's easy to get carried away with the christmas spirit. There is a freeephone if you need to ask any questions about his drink, 0800 787811 and don't forget to enjoy yourself. Happy Christmas x
Now, I’ve heard of lots of shooter with Baileys in them, but this one was new to me. A few days ago my best mate and me went out on the town for the night. We were sitting in a nice little bar in Colchester called Bar33. On the wall was huge array of cocktails, shooter etc. we decided to be adventurous and try a couple of the shooters we’d never heard of! Me, being a Baileys lover, went for the only one with Baileys in! The “Slip Inside.” It was made from Butterscotch schnapps and Baileys! From the sound of it, it sounded like it was going to be very sweet, but I’m always willing to try everything once! So, we went to the bar and ordered, the “Slip inside” cost £2.50, not the cheapest shot I’d ever bought, but anyway!! It was served, obviously in a shot glass! It was 4/5 Butterscotch schnapps and 1/5 Baileys. I was a little disheartened to see how little Baileys there was, but I hadn’t tried it yet!! O.k. then, here goes, testing time. 1, 2, 3, go….mmmmmmmmm I’d never tasted anything like it!! It was so smooth and creamy. You could taste the Baileys but there was not a strong taste of either of the components, the mix was juts right! It was sweet but not too sweet. It also did not leave the taste of alcohol in your mouth. It was absolutely gorgeous!!!! Obviously I followed it up with a couple more, but it was definitely the nicest shot I have ever tasted! Thanks for reading my op, sorry it was so short but there’s only so much you can say about 1 shot!! Thanks again, loz >J
This advert actually has more to it than meets the eye. The rough outline if the advert (there are similar variations of it) is a man in a noisey nightclub ask the women if she wants a drink. Convieniently, the women is unable to hear, and lacks the common sense to walk towards him! she then proceeds to caress her neck, mimicing the action of baileys. However, (this is the clever bit!) whether the advertiser knew this, this is also sign language for lust! Therefore, are advertising it as a 'sexy' drink, when perhaps, inadvertedly included the lust. The use of people in the advert show it to be a glamourous drink, in a tredny bar, so it is aimed at the upper end of the market. Using the scene in the club promotes it to be a drink to have when your out, when i would usually associate it as a drink you have a home, on your own! Also using the older people (around 30) as opposed to using people in their early twenties, show it to be a drink for the more 'sophisticated clubber', rather than the young person, in a tacky club getting drunk and out to pull! Well thats all i wanna say! lol.
This advert is one of my husband's favourites. You know, the one where the blonde girl (who looks a bit like Zoe Ball) finds that someone has been drinking her Bailey's. So she goes up to each of the three lads and plants a kiss on each of them - finding that it's the last guy who has been at her drink (and probably wouldn't mind HER being 'at' HIM either). It definately gets my other half's attention as it is a pretty sexy advert without being too overt about it. The girl is very pretty, pouts a bit, but is much like the kind of girl you'd find down your local lively pub or nightclub I reckon. I'm not sure that the advert would get me to drink Bailey's - I've tried it once didn't like it much - but I know my husband would just love to get a snog from the girl. And I must say...I wouldn't mind one either - she is very nice.
Some adverts offer amusement, this is one such advert. It is set in a noisy nightclub the hero of the advert tries to buy the heroine a drink, the club is that loud that he cannot hear her. She therefore embarks on a funny charades type exercise in an effort to tell him what she is drinking. This failks leaving her with the only option of kissing him to leave him with the taste. The heros facw is very funny when he realises that the barman cannot hear him, he is left with a choice as to how he lets the barman know what he wants. I am glad that the choice of how this is done is left to our immagination. The only part of this advert that has started to annoy me is the way it is continually cut to fit in with the programming schedules. Although the advert will sell no doubt sell this product, I for one do not like it. I do not like creamy type drinks. I would tell you more but I am off out now looking for a noisy nightclub that sells Baileys.