Christmas Baileys Cocktails
Welcome to Bailey’s heaven. A cosy corner of our blog where you’ll find all sorts of cocktails celebrating this smoother-than-smooth original Irish liqueur. When it comes to drinks, it doesn’t get more festive than this.
Introduced in 1974 by Tom Jago of Gilbeys of Ireland, Baileys was the first Irish cream to hit the market. Since then, it’s become a firm favourite of people all over the world, especially during the festive season. There’s something special about the mix of whiskey, spirits and cream, blended with chocolate and vanilla flavours. It simply hits the (Christmas) spot. If you agree, the cocktail ideas below will be like little nuggets of gold.
So move over White Russian and let our Baileys Christmas cocktails take centre stage. This round-up has something for everyone, trust us. Take our Baileys Espressotini for instance. Classy but with a Christmas punch, this one’s a must if you’re a fan of Espresso Martinis but want something a little bit different.
There’s also our Baileys Chai Latte, which is the ultimate Christmas tipple if warmth is what you want. Keywords for this one are cosy, festive and welcoming, and it’s best enjoyed in good company.
As if that wasn’t enough, you’ll also find a Flat-White Martini, Baileys Irish Latte and Baileys Hot Chocolate on this list. We’re almost sorry for giving you so much choice, so why not make them all and see which Baileys cocktail recipe is your favourite? Enjoy.
A classy cocktail with a rich smooth flavour, frothy finish and coffee kick. Espresso is simply concentrated coffee, and because it’s often thicker than coffee, it’s the perfect consistency for cocktails like this one. And let’s not forget about the Baileys added to this beauty. A great festive cocktail for Christmas eve.
If you love Baileys and coffee, this Flat-White Martini will do you no wrong. It’s like your morning coffee but with a smooth, grown-up twist and a surefire way to please a festive crowd. So why not serve it at your next holiday party? Or, you could try it as a liquid dessert to enjoy after dinner. It’s up to you whether you have it with cake or not.
Baileys Irish Latte
This Christmassy cocktail is basically a classic coffee with a splash of heavenly Baileys Irish Cream. The recipe should technically be a Baileys latte macchiato, because for a caffe latte to be authentic, the shot of espresso needs to be poured into the glass first, followed by the Baileys and hot milk. But we won’t tell anyone if you don’t. Topped with whipped cream, this drink is even better.
Baileys Chai Latte
The ultimate winter warmer, this chai-infused cocktail has the smoothness of Baileys and the festive taste of cinnamon. Mix up a batch and share it with your friends to relax after a long day – you deserve it.
Baileys Hot Chocolate
A wonderfully warming treat with a velvety Baileys flourish. Although chocolate drinks are very popular today, they’ve actually been found in Mayan tombs from as far back as 460 AD. So you see, some things just never go out of fashion. Share this little history lesson with the family while sipping on your choccy beverage this Christmas.
Not mad about Baileys or just looking to mix things up? Then discover our other set of Christmas cocktail blogs with drink ideas for vodka, gin, prosecco and champagne. And don’t worry, we’ve got mocktail ideas too if you want something alcohol-free this holiday season.
Get the ingredients you need for all of these drinks in our Christmas drinks aisle.