Which Baileys cocktail recipe to prepare for Christmas? 6 ideas to toast with elegance this year!

Written by Kremena Ruseva

The cocktail has evolved since the time times of underground bars. And if since the time of the Great Gatsby, it has an excellent reputation, nowadays, thanks to the potential of experienced bartenders, it is available in a multitude of delicious recipes with or without alcohol. So, this Christmas and New Year’s Eve, let your bartending skills shine and try one of our Baileys cocktail recipe that that will surely amaze your friends and family. While wine and champagne always have a good share during the holiday season, now might be a good time to try new experiences with this intoxicating liqueur. Consumed as it is, “on the rocks” or spiced, it fits very easily into the festive menu. So, without further ado, here are 6 ideas to toast with elegance at Christmas (and not only)!

Baileys Cocktail Recipe: 6 Awesome Ideas for the Holidays

top Baileys cocktail recipe christmas new year eve drinks


Intoxicating and ultra-sweet, Baileys is an unparalleled treat that will delight every one with a sweet tooth this holiday season. Made from whiskey and cream, this liqueur is perfect for a successful festive buffet. Its strong scent of caramel and coffee seduces instantly, from the first sip. As a bonus, it goes wonderfully well with Christmas spices (cinnamon, cocoa, star anise, etc.) to delight your guests at cocktail hour and start the festivities off on the right foot. This year, your small kitchen will become the coolest bar with our Baileys cocktail recipes. Don’t forget the ice cubes!

Cocktail B-52

Cocktail B 52 recipe with baileys


Whether you’re having a party with friends or you want to give them a nice festive aperitif, this Baileys cocktail recipe will win them over from the first sip. In addition, it can be prepared in no time at all..

Ingredients for 4 persons:

  • 120ml/4 oz coffee liqueur
  • 120ml/4 oz Baileys
  • 120ml/4 oz of Cointreau or Grand Marnier

Preparation :

In a shot glass, pour about 30ml/1 oz of coffee liqueur, then 30ml/1oz of Bailey’s and finally 30ml/1oz of Cointreau to obtain three distinct layers. You can enjoy this cocktail as it is or flambé it to impress your guests.

Baileys and coffee cocktail recipe

Baileys cocktail recipe with coffee

Ingredients for 4 persons:

  • 1 cup of cold coffee
  • 30ml/1oz Baileys Almond
  • 1 cup fresh whipped cream
  • ice cubes

Preparation:

Start by preparing fresh coffee and letting it cool. Then pour it along with the Baileys into the bowl of your mixer. Add a large cup of whipped cream and blend well. Serve in glasses and add ice cubes and Christmas spices, if desired. Enjoy chilled!

Chocolatini or Chocolate Martini

chocolate martini chocolatini recipe cocktail with baileys christmas new year

Fans of James Bond and his famous martini will enjoy this Baileys cocktail recipe. In a shaker, put the following ingredients:

  • 40ml/1,3 oz Baileys
  • 45/1,35 oz vanilla, coffee or chocolate vodka
  • 100ml/3,3oz chocolate liquor
  • ice cubes
  • Chocolate shavings

Preparation:

Shake the indicated ingredients well (without the ice cubes) and serve the resulting cocktail in martini glasses. Garnish with chocolate shavings and crushed ice.

Irish coffee with caramel and Baileys

irish coffee christmas cocktail recipe with baileys

Of course, the original Irish coffee recipe does not contain Baileys. But for the end-of-year celebrations, we revise it by adding a little caramelized touch.

Ingredients needed:

  • 30ml/1oz whiskey
  • 30ml/1oz  Baileys
  • 70ml/2,5oz of coffee
  • 30 ml/1oz caramelized liqueur
  • whipped cream (for decoration)
  • coffee beans (for decoration)
  • cinnamon sticks (for decoration)
  • cocoa powder (for decoration)

Preparation:

Mix the whiskey, Baileys, coffee and liqueur in your shaker, then pour the resulting cocktail into a glass. Add whipped cream on top and arrange coffee beans or cinnamon sticks nicely. Sprinkle with cocoa and serve with an aluminum straw. Easy, quick and absolutely delicious, this Baileys cocktail will be perfect to replace dessert during a meal!

Irish Cactus – the cocktail recipe based on Baileys express

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Looking for a quick and easy Baileys cocktail recipe to sip during the holidays? We have what you need! The Irish Cactus is the perfect recipe for you and your guests. You only need three ingredients to make it a success!

Ingredients needed:

  • 60ml/2oz Baileys
  • 30ml/1oz tequila
  • ice cubes

Preparation:

Put the two ingredients in the shaker and shake it vigorously. You can also mix them with a spoon. Pour into whiskey glasses, add ice cubes and serve immediately. Surprising and explosive, the Irish cactus will please everyone! I promise!

Mudslide or White Russian at Baileys

mudslide recipe cocktail with baileys easy and festive for christmas

You’ve never heard of the Mudslide cocktail? However, you’re sure to know its big cousin, the White Russian! A great alternative to the White Russian, our last Baileys cocktail recipe is perfect for toasting the holidays in style. Here are the ingredients you need to get it right for Christmas or New Year’s Eve:

  • 30ml/1 oz vodka
  • 30ml/1 oz Baileys
  • 30 ml/1 oz kalhua
  • Heavy cream
  • candy cane (for decoration)
  • ice cubes

Preparation:

Put all the ingredients with the ice cubes in your shaker and shake vigorously. Divide the resulting cocktail into glasses and serve immediately. Keep the ice cubes in the shaker if you plan to prepare more than one.

 

 

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