A Couple of Christmas Cocktails with Bailey’s Orange Truffle

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.

Baileys Felder and 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

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50ml Baileys Orange Truffle
25ml Grand Marnier

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)

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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.

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partial to a martini? to a smoke-hazed gin joint & a perfect tipple poured with the style, swank & skill of a true aficionado? …then pull up your stool to the bar, prepare to stock up your cocktail cabinet & get ready to drink it all in as we introduce you to a stitch in times’ resident barman… David T. Smith is a drinks enthusiast currently residing in the U.K. a long-time fan of tasting & exploring various types of alcohol, he has a fascination for vintage spirits and cocktails, in particular their heritage & origins; this was strengthened last year when he presented a talk and accompanying monograph on the Martini. it was as a result of his research of this topic that he was introduced to drinks paraphernalia, & he is now the happy owner of a colourful collection of bottles, books, and gadgets from a wide range of eras… an avid believer in the validity and variety of personal opinion, particularly in the subjective area of tasting, he enjoys hosting tasting sessions for friends, constantly challenging them to find their own favourite tipple. in addition to all of this, he is also interested in economics, three-piece suits, board games & keeping alive the art of engaging in enjoyable conversation with a good glass of port whilst surrounded by pipe smoke… www.summerfruitcup.com Thanks to Analiebe for writing this rather flattering blurb for me.

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