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We are totally drinking these Baileys cocktails for dessert

Heather Barnett is a freelance writer and foodie whose work has been featured in blogs, websites, magazines, and TV and radio ads. She spends her free time relaxing with her soulmate, Keith; her dog, Mosby "The Fly Slayer;" and Felix th...

Forget cake — we'll be perfectly sipping one of these sweet Baileys cocktails instead

Baileys is a truly decadent treat that almost seems synonymous with the holidays and cold weather. There's not many things in life that are better than sipping some by the fire, all cozied up in a warm fuzzy blanket.

It's easy to slip it in your coffee, but it's also super fun to kick your Baileys game up a notch with tasty cocktails. Eight different recipes with Baileys Irish Cream — a premium creamed Irish whiskey — will keep you feeling good through the whole winter.

Turn your nightcap into a dessert when you make any of these boozy Baileys libations.

Baileys afternoon delight recipe

Forget cake — we'll be perfectly sipping one of these sweet Baileys cocktails instead
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Caramel vodka is added to Baileys and coffee to create a chocolate truffle in drinkable form. The splash of Kahlúa just adds an extra punch of coffee flavor.

Serves 1

Ingredients:

  • 1 ounce Baileys Irish Cream
  • 1/2 ounce caramel vodka
  • 1/2 ounce Kahlúa
  • 1 teaspoon sugar, or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate syrup
  • 4 ounces strong brewed Italian roast coffee
  • 2 tablespoons lightly sweetened whipped cream
  • Grated chocolate, for garnish

Directions:

  1. At the bottom of a coffee cup, mix together the Baileys, vodka and Kahlua.
  2. Add the coffee, chocolate and sugar. Stir well.
  3. Top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of grated chocolate.

Next up: Boozy Oreo milkshake recipe

Originally published December 2015. Updated December 2016.

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