Product Type: Baileys Liqueur
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My all-time favourite drink.
Baileys Irish Cream
Member Name: als0101
Baileys Irish Cream
Advantages: Tastes devine,
Disadvantages: Very moreish, quite fattening,
Bailey's Irish cream is one of my all-time favourite drinks. Bailey's is an alcoholic liqueur, and served with ice is the classic way to drink it. I personally always drink Bailey's with ice. It dilutes the drink, making it less overpowering and also drinking it cold makes it a lot more refreshing. The drink has a rich, velvety consistency and has a distinctive taste. It has a subtle sweet taste, similar to caramel.
It is made from fresh Irish cream, mixed with high quality spirits and in particular Irish Whiskey. It has an alcohol volume of 17%. Saying it's made from fresh Irish cream, the best before date are usually quite reasonable when you buy the bottles. Bailey's claim the liqueur is fine up until 2 years after produced, and that it should be drunk within 6 months of being opened.
The drink is rich and creamy, which is also reflected in the nutritional value of a 100ml serving. In one serving it consists of 13g of fat and includes 327 calories! So this is definitely something to drink when watching you're weight, the creamy drink is definitely fattening if anything.
I feel like this shouldn't put you off too much, because for me personally a drink of Bailey's isn't a reoccurring thing happening every week, more like every so often. I have a glass to treat myself once in a while. I have also tried the Caramel flavoured Bailey's which is also a nice variety. It doesn't have a huge difference from the original, but of course there is a much stronger essence of caramel. This flavour I find is a lot more 'sickly' than the original and I have to drink this is even less proportion.
The full list of different flavours include: Bailey's Original, Creme Caramel Bailey's, Mint Chocolate flavoured Bailey's, Coffee flavoured Bailey's, and the recently released new flavour of; Hazelnut flavoured Bailey's.
As well as being drunk, Bailey's is often used to compliment food and used as ingredients in desserts. If you go onto the official Bailey's website (www.baileys.com), there is a long list of interesting recipes used with Bailey's. One of my favourites we have attempted at home is 'Bailey's Dark Chocolate Truffles'. They are absolutely devine!
Haagen Daz has also brought out a Bailey's icecream which is worth trying!
I have looked up the different sized bottle and their pricetags via thedrinkshop.com. It is one of the cheapest online alcohol shops I have found and has a good reputation.
Prices are as follows:
5cl (miniature) bottle: £1.65
1.5 litre bottle: £29.59
If this isn't within your price range you could decide to invest in some cheaper alternatives. You can find a lot of these in supermarket and the main difference is wine is used rather than whiskey. A few examples are; 'Irish knights' 70cl for £3.97 at ASDA, or 'Irish meadow cream liqueur' 70cl for £3.97 at tescos.
So there you go, I have jammed as much information as I know in Bailey's in this review, hope its been of some use! Thanks for reading, hope you enjoyed.
Summary: My favourite drink!