Tomorrow, I’ve had an invitation to a Baileys Christmas Cocktail event to mix up some festive fun with the Irish Cream Liqueur, to celebrate the limited edition Baileys bottles designed by jewellery duo Felder Felder.
Given its popularity on the website and its festive flavours, we’ve decided to twist some of the cocktails that we’ll be making tomorrow to use Baileys Orange Truffle, which I also reviewed here: ‘Baileys Orange Truffle – the new flavour’.
The Baileys Slice of Christmas
Add the ingredients to a glass, add a single large piece of ice and a twist of orange.
Chocolate orange to start, with a hint of zestiness and then the flavour moves towards a rich, thick chocolate flavour, not unlike the middle of a Lindt chocolate. Rather indulgent and delicious, but thankfully not too sickly, nor heavy, due to the strong orange flavours from the Grand Marnier.
The Baileys Whip (variation)
25ml Baileys Orange Truffle
25ml Cold Espresso
10ml Vanilla Vodka
10ml Butterscotch Schnapps
Shake and then top with whipped cream and a dusting of cinnamon.
Like a delicious coffee cream (I used to love those in Quality Street), with some hints of orange, too. The dark, bitter coffee balances out the sweeter, more indulgent flavours (such as vanilla and butterscotch) and gives a clean, dry finish. The cream adds a little indulgence, whilst the cinnamon adds a little spice and the gold and silver stars a touch of festive flare.