Back when I was younger, I thought Irish Coffee was Baileys Irish Creme mixed with coffee. Obviously, I was wrong, but Baileys Irish Cream and Coffee is a good drink. It reminds me of winter time and coziness. Personally, I like Baileys Irish Cream on the rocks as an after dinner drink/dessert, but it also goes well with coffee. Plus, on these freezing cold days, it will warm your toes.
It’s another great brunch beverage too. Since I can’t drink champagne, mimosas are off limits unless I wanted to get a migraine, so I always try to look for other fun adult beverages to be had during a brunch with friends.
Here’s how lame I am: I didn’t realize that Baileys is basically a mixture of whisky and cream. I never really thought about what gave Baileys it’s magical flavor. I just enjoyed it.
By the way, according to my internet research, you can tell how long a bottle of Baileys Irish Cream is good until by a code on the label. See the image above? That is the date the don’t drink it anymore date. You don’t have to refrigerate it, but if you aren’t mixing it in coffee, it tastes better chilled.
How do you make Baileys and coffee? It’s simple especially if you have a Keurig. It can be something you have on a random Sunday morning or it’s a great addition to any holiday celebration. It’s simple to make and can easily fit into a self-serve coffee bar during your gatherings.
Baileys Irish Cream and Coffee Recipe:
Baileys Irish Cream to taste
I brew the coffee in my Keurig and then pour the Baileys into my cup. If I start with the Baileys I usually put in too much and sort of ruin the drink. You want a nice balance of booze and coffee.
Bonus Tip: Keep a can of whipped cream on hand to add that special flair. It’s fun to add a sprinkle of cinnamon and/or nutmeg on top too. Also, if you’re feeling REALLY festive, have some holiday sprinkles in the mix. If you make Christmas cookies, you probably have some of this stuff lying around.
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