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8 Sweet and Creamy Cocktails to Make with Baileys

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For many, Irish Cream was the first liqueur that they tried and loved. It’s easy to see why. That seemingly ever-present bottle of Baileys (or whatever brand you prefer) Irish cream is sweet, creamy and easy to sip. It’s the ultimate gateway into the world of after-dinner drinks. And while Baileys is perfectly nice to sip on its own or slip into a cup of coffee, there are plenty of easy-to-make cocktails that feature the liqueur. Here, seven of our favorite Baileys drinks to renew your love for the spirit (and use up the rest of that bottle).

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Everyone’s favorite fall beverage is missing one crucial ingredient: booze. We changed that by doctoring up our own version with bourbon, creamy Baileys and a homemade pumpkin spice syrup that you’ll be using in cocktails all season long. Topped off with some freshly whipped cream, this spiked pumpkin spice latté is the perfect warm drink to sip on after every chilly fall activity.

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bourbon
coffee
Pumpkin Spice Syrup
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The B-52 is an eye-catcher, and far from being your average shooter. It’s in the category of layered drinks known as pousse cafés, or “coffee pushers.” It takes some practice to layer this decadent shot, but it makes for an impressive post-dinner drink to serve alongside coffee when you master the technique. It calls for equal measures of Baileys, Kahlúa and Grand Marnier, so you can make the libation as large or small as you’d like.

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Kahlua
Baileys
Grand Marnier
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Offensive name aside, the Irish Car Bomb is a delicious drink that brings us back to our college days. Don’t worry if you can’t commit to chugging an entire pint of Guinness—simply drop the Baileys/Jameson mix into the glass and enjoy sipping this three-ingredient cocktail at your own pace.

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Irish Whiskey
Irish Cream
Guinness
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While there are plenty of spiked milkshakes you can make at home, the Mudslide is the OG version of the adult dessert. Vodka, Irish cream and Kahlúa join forces to booze-up a scoop of classic vanilla ice cream. It was first created at the Wreck Bar & Grill on Grand Cayman Island, and today the drink graces chain restaurant menus like Applebee’s and Chili’s. The secret to upgrading a scoop of vanilla ice cream, it turns out, is a combination of vodka, Irish cream and Kahlúa.

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vodka
Kahlua
vanilla ice cream
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Think of the Russian Qualude as a super-sized White Russian with the addition of hazelnut liqueur and Irish cream. It’s the type of drink that’s super easy to gulp down and deceptively boozy.

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vodka
coffee liqueur
hazelnut liqueur
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If gingerbread is what you crave when the holidays roll around, here’s the best way to get your fix without the frustration of crumbling miniature houses. A rich mix of Cognac and Baileys is highlighted by piping hot coffee and an irresistible homemade gingerbread syrup (that’s great on ice cream, too).

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Cognac
coffee
gingerbread syrup
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We love Tiramisu—whether we’re indulging in the classic Italian dessert or shooting it back with this easy-to-make layered shot. Simply combine vodka, Baileys and coffee liqueur, top with whipped cream and a dusting of cocoa powder, and enjoy.

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Vodka
Baileys
coffee liqueur
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The Cement Mixer is far from the Instagram-worthy drinks that cocktail bars serve today, but it certainly gets the party started. It’s made with equal parts Irish cream and lime juice, and the cream starts to curdle as soon as the acidic juice hits it—so shoot it fast.

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Irish Cream
Lime Juice

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