Product Type: Baileys Liqueur
Newest Review: ... a bottle in the cupboard. So when I turned 18 I was allowed to try the Baileys and I absolutely loved it, most defiantly one of my favouri... more
YOU'RE THE CREAM IN MY COFFEE
Baileys Irish Cream
Member Name: lak11
Baileys Irish Cream
Advantages: A pleasant, versatile drink
~~~YOU'RE THE CREAM IN MY COFFEE~~~
Baileys is produced in Dublin so it is authentically Irish. Thank you to the Irish for sharing.
While I'm sitting here on a Saturday evening with a glass of Bailey's next to me, I thought it would be only polite to share with you.
I wonder if you are also partial to a drop of Bailey's Irish Cream? Well, if you are then you will probably know something about this tipple, and probably more than I do but, just in case you don't, then here goes...
I was actually very surprised to find out that Baileys Original Irish Cream became generally available as far back as 1974. I wasn't aware of this drink and so, of course, hadn't sample it, until much later than this, probably in the late 1990s but I believe it was even later than, I haven't found one that I enjoy quite as much as the original flavour.
Bailey's is a liqueur made from cream, eggs, chocolate and Irish whiskey. It has 17% alcohol by volume.
There are several imitations to be found and indeed, most supermarket chains sell their own brand of an Irish cream liqueur. True, these are sold at a cheaper price than the Bailey's brand, and some aren't at all bad, but I find Bailey's to taste superior to all the imitations that I have tried. There's something smooth and velvety with Bailey's and I also think it has a thicker consistency. It also seems to last longer without tasting or looking 'off.'
Bailey's makes a nice drink for any time really, well after lunch, in any case. I like mine in a crystal glass with lots of ice. I do find it very more-ish. It's a smooth and rich taste with only a very small taste of whiskey, which, in my opinion, is good, as I don't like whiskey. But the whiskey does add an interesting taste to the creamy texture.
I often ask for this if I'm fortunate enough to be offered a complimentary drink when dining in a restaurant, as I will probably, by the time this drink is served, have had a couple of vodkas or wine and won't want to have any more, but I do find a small glass of Baileys at times such as these, will go down a treat.
But I will confess that my very favourite way of enjoying a Bailey's original is when it's added to a cup of coffee. I will make a cup for myself and of course anyone else who wants to join me in a cup, and then instead of adding any milk I will top the cup up with Baileys in place of the milk. I normally take sugar in my coffee but find, if having a Bailey's coffee then sugar isn't really necessary other than perhaps just a half teaspoon of sugar and I think Demerara goes well with this drink. Cream can also be added but I don't usually do this as I find the Bailey's adds a creamy taste and I don't want to be to unhealthy, do I?
Bailey's can also be added to many drinks, or so I have been told and can also be used in food recipes.
It can also be kept for a long time as it is claimed that it should retain its original taste for twenty four months if it is stored as recommended by the manufacturer. This means it should be kept away from direct sunlight at temperature between 5-25°C or 41-77°F.
Bailey's contains milk.
Protein 0.7 g
Carbohydrate 6 g
Fat 3 g
R&A Bailey & Co
Summary: I must stock up for Christmas