Product Type: Baileys Liqueur
Newest Review: ... liqueur and it has 17% alcohol in it so it is quite strong. I normally drink my Baileys with ice in a little glass. Me and my sister have... more
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Baileys Irish Cream
Member Name: mikeb2102
Baileys Irish Cream
Advantages: Lovely flavour and a nice change from vodka, rum etc
Disadvantages: very moreish and high in calories
Everybody that knows me, knows that I absolutely love this liqueur. I started drinking Baileys a few years ago, after seeing an advert for it and thinking "that looks like a nice change from vodka". Now every year when I am cooking the Christmas dinner I always make sure I have a bottle of Baileys to get me through, it's got enough alcohol content in it to give me a nice warm glow, but not enough that we end up ordering a take away due to the Christmas dinner being burnt.
==What is Baileys==
Baileys is an Irish Whiskey and cream based liqueur that first hit the shelves in 1974, and it has an alcohol content of 17.0%. The drink is like a really light milk chocolate in colour. The alcohol content in Baileys preserves the cream, it has a shelf life of 30 months and according to the manufacturer; tastes exactly the same 2 years from when it was made, whether it has been on a shelf unopened or in a fridge opened, the chances of Baileys lasting in my house for that long are slim to none, but it's good to know nonetheless.
Baileys is quite high in calories, with there being 130 calories per glass/37ml, but if you're drinking it at Christmas(the time of the year when weight watching and calorie counting goes out the window) then I don't think you will be worrying too much about the calorie count, especially when you're probably stuffing your face full of Christmas Pudding and Mince Pies.
In 2005 Baileys released different flavours; mint chocolate and creme caramel ( I haven't tried the mint chocolate flavour, but as a massive lover of creme caramels, I have had that flavour on numerous occasions and it is to die for)
Following the success of the last two flavours, Baileys released a coffee flavour in 2005 and a biscotti flavour in 2011(somebody bought me this as a mistake, I have no idea what biscotti is, but I absolutely loved it just the same).
Baileys can be drank on its own over ice or as part of a cocktail, I have had a shot glass with Tia Maria & Baileys topped with whipped cream (the name of it is probably too rude to say on this site though) and it was lovely. My usual preferred method for drinking it of course is the traditional way; Over ice.
I have made creme brulees and replaced the vanilla with Baileys and they are so scrummy(I went through an experimentation phase with my cooking).
Baileys prices range from £2 for a miniature bottle to about £22 for a litre bottle.
I can be a little overindulgent when it comes to drinking Baileys, as I find it very moreish, the trouble with this is that I often get really bad heartburn through my greed, as I don't usually stop until the bottle is finished. I have tried cheaper alternatives of Baileys, Iceland does one called Irish Meadow, which tastes slightly different and has less alcohol content, it only costs about half the price of a normal bottle of Baileys though. Baileys is a lovely drink to drink at Christmas time, or on those cold winter nights, the first sip gives you a nice warm sensation followed by a nice creamy sweetness that just makes you yearn for more.
Summary: Nice creamy alcoholic drink for those cold winter nights
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