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A reported 127 million Americans will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this year. Perhaps the usual green beer or Irish beer doesn’t appeal to you. Consider Baileys Original Irish Cream liqueur as a fun option instead. It’s the perfect little indulgence to honor the Emerald Isle.
The Smoky Aye Recipe
Featuring Baileys Original Irish Cream mixed with Irish whiskey, Campari and freshly brewed coffee, The Smoky Aye is sure to melt away any last bit of winter chill.
The Smoky Aye – recipe by Kate Bolton
3/4 ounce Baileys Original Irish Cream
3/4 ounce Irish Whiskey
1/4 ounce Campari
1 3/4 ounce Freshly Brewed Coffee
1-1/2 ounce Zested Orange Crème*
Grated Orange Zest
Place Irish whiskey, Campari and coffee in a heat-resistant coffee mug. Pour Baileys Original Irish Cream over the top. Top with zested orange crème. Sprinkle fresh orange zest over the top.
*Zested Orange Crème
1 ounce Heavy Cream
1/2 ounce Simple Syrup
1 tablespoon Fresh Orange Zest
Place heavy cream, simple syrup and orange zest in a chilled cocktail shaker. Shake until mixture becomes whipped cream consistency. (Original recipe calls for 2 Large Orange Zests)
The Dude’s Breakfast Recipe
Prefer something over ice? The Dude’s Breakfast, crafted with Baileys Original Irish Cream, vodka and cold brew coffee, is the perfect way to celebrate the luck of the Irish in style.
The Dude’s Breakfast – recipe by Michael Lay
1 ounce Baileys Original Irish Cream
1 ounce Cîroc Vodka
3 ounce Cold Brew Coffee
1 dash Angostura Bitters
Fresh Grated Nutmeg
Place Baileys Original Irish Cream, vodka, coffee and bitters in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake until well-chilled. Strain into a double rocks glass over fresh ice. Sprinkle fresh grated nutmeg over the top.
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