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10 Irish Cream Cocktail Recipes That Are Smooth and Creamy


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When you think of Irish cocktails, you probably think of Irish cream as a main ingredient -- and there's a good reason for that. The mix of heavy whipping cream, Irish whiskey, sugar, coffee, and the barest hint of chocolate is a unique flavor profile in a cream liqueur that brings a special "oomph" to any drink.

For these cocktails, going beyond the Irish coffee you know and love, you can stick to the classic Baileys, find some handcrafted Irish cream, or even make your own copycat homemade Irish cream -- a combination of heavy cream, sweetened condensed milk, chocolate syrup or cocoa powder, instant coffee granules, pure vanilla extract, almond extract, and of course, Jameson Irish whiskey. (If you are dairy-free, it can be made with coconut milk and sweetened condensed coconut milk instead!) There's a very good Irish cream recipe here!

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Do you want to look at some of our favorite Irish cream liqueur cocktail recipes on the Internet? Just in time for St. Patrick's Day! Keep reading to see our top picks. If you love Baileys, you'll love these! These Irish cream cocktails will have you dreaming of the Emerald Isle.

1. Snickers Cocktail

Yeah, you definitely want a cocktail that tastes just like a Snickers. This drink is like a grownup candy bar, and it definitely packs a potent punch, too. Drizzle some chocolate syrup in a cup, then add in vanilla vodka, Irish cream liqueur, white chocolate liqueur, amaretto, and a splash of heavy cream. You can drizzle some caramel sauce on top too, if ya want. This one is so sweet, it almost tastes like a milkshake. You might as well add some ice cream to the mix and put it in a blender, too!

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Get the recipe here from I Am Baker.

2. Irish Cola Drink

This easy recipe is truly unique among the other cocktail recipes on this list! You mix Irish cream, Irish whiskey (we recommend Jameson), and cola. That's it! You have to pour slowly to prevent curdling, but this is a yummy recipe that's perfect for people who might not want an overly sweet drink and prefer soda to espresso.

Get the recipe here from Mix That Drink.

3. Baileys Mint Martini

If you love those shamrock milkshakes, this is the martini for you. And it's green, so it's REALLY perfect for St. Patrick's Day! This delightful martini consists of equal parts of creme de menthe liqueur, half and half, vodka, and of course, Irish cream. Top with whipped cream and cocoa powder or chocolate shavings, if ya want.

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Get the recipe here from Lemon Tree Dwelling.

4. Buttered Toffee Cocktail

This buttery toffee cocktail is ideal for any holiday season, and tastes creamy and delicious. Made of heavy cream, milk, amaretto, Kahlua, and Irish cream, it's a milky drink that will satiate your craving. And hey, it's pretty calcium-rich, too! Garnish with a caramel on a skewer and you're good to go.

Get the recipe here from Homemade Food Junkie.

5. Chocolate Leprechaun

This is another incredibly easy recipe, and is for those of us adults who still drink chocolate milk from time to time. Simply mix together Irish cream, chocolate syrup, and milk, and enjoy a tall glass! We think this cocktail would taste really good paired with some brownies, too.

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Get the recipe here from Mix That Drink.

6. Baileys London Fog

Are you a tea drinker instead of a coffee drinker? You don't need coffee flavor to have a delicious warm Baileys recipe. Yup -- this is a Baileys London Fog. It's based on the London Fog drink, which is simply a sweetened Earl Grey tea latte. This is similar! You'll need Earl Grey tea, milk, Irish cream liqueur, vanilla syrup, and Grand Marnier for some extra oomph. This might just be your new go-to drink for brunches, and you'll forget all about Irish coffees.

Get the recipe here from Compelled to Cook.

7. Sugar Cookie Cocktail

Another coffee-free option for Irish cream is this sugar cookie cocktail, which is reminiscent of sugar cookie dough. This one tastes exceptionally good with homemade Baileys Irish cream! Combine vanilla vodka, Irish cream, and heavy cream. Then coat the rim with buttercream and sprinkles. Choose green sprinkles for the perfect St. Patrick's Day cocktail!

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Get the recipe here from I Am Baker.

8. Irish Martini

You don't need to be James Bond. You can get an Irish martini instead of a classic martini, and we think it's a lot tastier too. And there's only three ingredients: vodka, Irish cream, and espresso. (Using instant espresso would be fine here -- don't let coffee snobs scare you off!) This is such an easy recipe, but it's also elegant and yummy.

Get the recipe here from Diethood.

9. Dirty Chai White Russian

If it's your first time having a White Russian with Irish cream liqueur instead of half and half, you're missing out. But this dirty chai white Russian takes it to a new level. You need spiced chai tea, vodka, maple syrup, Irish cream, and espresso. You actually steep the chai IN the vodka for a few hours! This DIY cocktail may have some prep time, but it's totally worth it if you love Baileys. Imagine this White Russian with a slice of Basque cheesecake...

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Get the recipe here from The Social Sipper.

10. Caramel Irish Cream Hot Chocolate

If the weather is still cool where you are, and maybe even if it's not, you need to indulge this caramel Irish cream hot chocolate. And it's an easy recipe, too. All you need is hot chocolate mix, hot milk or water, and Irish cream. Top generously with whipped cream and caramel sauce, serve warm in mugs, and enjoy!

Get the recipe here from Red Cottage Chronicles.

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