You’ll never run out of uses for a bottle of Baileys. Whether it’s for baking, shaking or cocktail-making, this Irish cream liqueur wasn’t just the first to hit shelves, but was also crowned the most popular around the globe. Does it get any more impressive than that?
But success like this doesn’t just come overnight. The founders at Baileys were inspired by the country’s treasures of delicious dairy cream and Irish whiskey, wanting to make a drink that fused the two. They played on traditions of the dairy industry, as well as triple-distilling of whiskey to make Baileys. So I’m sure you imagine there was a huge amount of trial and error over the two years it took to make the perfect bottle. And we’re so grateful they were patient enough to nail the recipe.
Having 2,000 glasses that are enjoyed every minute across the globe isn’t enough for this brand, expanding from their original favourite through a flavoured range of Baileys including Salted Caramel, Chocolat Luxe and Orange Truffle.
What kind of alcohol is Baileys?Baileys is an Irish cream liqueuer and its primary ingredients are Irish whiskey, cream and cocoa. Nectar of the Gods if you ask us.
What's the best way to drink Baileys?Baileys is utterly delicious on its tod, just add a couple of ice cubes. But if you want to give it some extra craic then why not try a Martini with a Baileys twist, or mix with coffee for a pick-me-up. If you're peckish, then head over to our recipes section where we show you how to make Baileys apple pie pancakes. Yes you heard that right!
Does Baileys go out of date?Baileys is made with cream and will therefore expire. Fortunately, Baileys Original has a shelf life of up to 2 years from the day each bottle is sealed. To maximise its lifespan, be sure to store between 0 to 25°C.