The Best Things to Mix With Bailey's Alcohol

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The Best Things to Mix With Bailey's Alcohol
Bailey's Irish Cream can be used to make a variety of cocktails. (Jupiterimages/Brand X Pictures/Getty Images)

You can do more with Bailey's Irish Cream than add it to coffee. Bailey's is an Irish whiskey mixed with cream that has a smooth texture and a notable taste. The next time you host a get-together, surprise your guests with mixers such as vanilla ice cream, brandy or even hot chocolate to create the best Bailey's drink.

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Vanilla Ice Cream

Vanilla ice cream is not just for desserts. When it comes to mixing Bailey's with vanilla ice cream, the result can be a creamy whiskey shake referred to as the "Bailey's Dream Shake." Add a little chocolate syrup to your vanilla ice cream to get a chocolate Bailey's shake, or maple syrup to get a Hogarth.


Schnapps is a form of distilled alcohol which comes in a variety of flavours that range from butterscotch to hazelnut to peppermint. Schnapps can be mixed with Bailey's to create several signature drinks as well. To create a Flaming Skull, you need equal parts butterscotch schnapps, cinnamon schnapps and Bailey's cream heated together and served in a mug. For a seasonal drink, mix equal parts Bailey's and butterscotch schnapps with one part eggnog over ice for a Slippery Egg.

Bloody Mary Mix

Bloody Mary's do not have to be served alone for a good pick-me-up. For an Irish Bloody Mary, mix Bailey's with ice and Bloody Mary mix in a glass and top with celery, pickle spears and filberts.


Mixing Bailey's with soda can leave a refreshing feel as you drink it. For a Tummy Blower fill a glass with two parts lemon-lime soda and three parts Bailey's; mix them together and drink it really fast. For a soda mixer, you do not have to consume quickly. Mix Bailey's cream with cola soda and equal parts milk to create a Mooning Irish Pepsi.

Hot Chocolate Mix

Hot chocolate mix can be doctored up in several ways -- including with Bailey's cream. Prepare a mug of regular hot chocolate mix and add 29.6ml. Bailey's Irish Cream to the glass. You can finish the mug off with whipped cream and cherries or serve it plain.

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