Baileys ("Baileys", "Baileys", "Baileys") - a famous Irish creamy liqueur, founder of the category of creamy liqueurs. Despite the fact that its history has more than one decade, we still do not know all about the culture of drinking this alcoholic beverage.How to drink "Baileys"?

"Baileys" is a liquor with a strength of 17%, made from Irish whiskey triple distillation and Irish cream. It can be flavored with various additives, depending on which are isolatedfour varieties of liquor :

  • Baileys The Original - standard creamy liqueur without additives
  • Baileys Creme Caramel - a liqueur with the addition of caramel
  • Baileys Mint Chocolate - liqueur with mint and chocolate
  • Baileys Coffee - liqueur with coffee

To drink "Bailey" can be in pure form, and adding to smoothies and coffee. Like all liquors, "Baileys" is digestive. so serve it at the end of the meal for better digestion. You can serve liquor by itself, but you can make it an addition to dessert (especially ice cream) or coffee.

In its pure form"Baileys" is served in liqueur wine glasses  (small glasses with a volume of 25-50 ml, expanding upward). It is allowed to add ice to the liqueur (diced or chopped), from above you can sprinkle a drink with grated chocolate or cocoa powder. Baileys with ice can be served in thick-walled glasses (old fashion or tumbler): throw three large ice cubes into a glass and pour 50-100 ml of liqueur.

Recently, it has become popular to servecoffee with Baileys liquor  instead of cream. This option is quite acceptable at informal events, but it is worth remembering that this liqueur itself is sweet, so you do not need to put sugar in your coffee.

Do I need to eat, "Bailey", and if so, what?  As already mentioned above, this liqueur is often served to dessert, especially it is combined with ice cream. Another good combination is "Baileys" and tiramisu (or any other coffee-cream dessert). You can also serve marshmallow, light baking (say small croissants), tender curd soufflé, fresh strawberries or bananas to this liqueur. But you can drink "Baileys" and just so, without jamming.

You can drink "Baileys" in the cocktail, however it is very important to know,what can you mix this liqueur, and is. The fact is that when making liqueur, preservatives are not used, and the cream does not curdle in it due to correctly selected proportions of components. If you dilute "Baileys" with juice or a carbonated drink, the cream can curdle.

In cocktails "Baileys" are usually combined with other liqueurs, spirits (whisky, vodka, rum, schnapps), as well as milk, cream, cold coffee. One of the most famous cocktails "Baileys" is layered cocktail B-52 .

To prepare this cocktail in a pile for shots 100 ml layers pour coffee liqueur (e.g., Kahlua), cream "Baileys" liqueur and orange liqueur "Kahlua". Cocktail or drink in one gulp, or set fire to and drink quickly through a straw. Sometimes the components of the mixed liquor in a shaker with ice and served in a regular cocktail glass with a straw.

Another famous cocktail "Baileys" is called "Orgasm". There are many variations of this cocktail. Classic composition - 30 ml of Cointreau liquor, 30 ml of Baileys liquor and 20 ml of Gran Marnier liquor. All the ingredients are mixed, and the cocktail is poured into an old-fashioned glass filled with ice cubes. For decoration use a cocktail cherry.

There is one more thing that should be considered when buying a "Bailey": because of the lack of preservativesthis liqueur is stored briefly in the clear. and the less the liquor remains in the bottle, the faster it rumbles. Therefore it is desirable to buy bottles of small capacity.