What to Mix With Baileys Irish Cream: 8 Mixers (2023)

Last Updated on January 10, 2023 by Lydia Martin

While watching the snow fall outside, drinking a glass of Baileys Irish Cream is a delightful way to enjoy the moment. 

More interestingly, you don’t need to limit yourself to just one season to enjoy this drink, as Baileys can be easily mixed with other beverages (except citrus drinks!)

So what to mix with Bailey Irish Cream to create drinks you can enjoy all year round? Read on.

Top 8 Mixers To Spike Up Baileys Irish Cream 

8. Earl Grey Tea

pouring tea on a cup

Instead of sugar and milk, mix Baileys Irish Cream with Earl Grey Tea– creating a creamy Tea Toddy recipe. 

Prep Time: 10 mins.

Total Time: 10 mins. 


  • 1/4 oz whiskey
  • 1oz Baileys Irish Cream
  • ¾ cup hot brewed Earl Grey Tea

Instructions: In your mug, pour the tea. Add Baileys and whiskey, then serve. 

Serving: 1

7. Vodka

glass of vodka

The Classic Mudslide is one of the popular and delicious drinks you can make with Baileys Irish Cream mixed with vodka. 

Prep Time: 5 mins.

Total Time: 5 mins. 


  • 2oz Kahlua
  • 2oz vodka
  • 2oz Baileys
  • Chocolate, syrup and grated

Instructions: Drizzle two glasses with chocolate syrup and refrigerate. Pour vodka, Baileys, and Kahlua over ice in your mixing glass. Stir well and strain the mix in your chilled glasses. Garnish it with grated chocolate and serve. 

Serving: 2

6. Guinness

4 Bottles of Guinness Beer

For a perfect drink at your next party, why not prepare Irish Shots? Mix Bailey’s Irish Cream with Irish whiskey and Guinness beer for an ultimate drinking and party experience. 

“Baileys tasted really good. Not only this, but the cream seemed to have the effect of making the drink taste stronger, like full-strength spirit. It was extraordinary.”

— David Gluckman, Creator/Writer

Prep Time: 2 mins.

Total Time: 2 mins. 


  • 0.5oz Baileys Irish Cream
  • 0.5oz Irish Whiskey
  • Guinness beer 

Instructions: In your shot glass, combine whiskey and Baileys. Drop the glass in your pint glass half-filled with Guinness beer, and drink.


5. Dark Espresso

Mix your Bailey’s Irish cream with dark espresso. This combo produces a super tasty– Baileys Shaken Espresso Cocktail– perfect as an afternoon drink. 

Prep Time: 5 mins.

Total Time: 5 mins.


  • 1tsp vanilla
  • 2oz heavy cream
  • 4oz Baileys Irish Cream
  • ½ cup of dark espresso
  • Espresso beans covered with chocolate

Instructions: Combine all the ingredients (except for coffee beans) in your shaker, then shake for about 10 seconds. Pour the mix on your cocktail glass over ice and garnish it with coffee beans coated with chocolate. 

Serving: 1

4. Anejo Tequila

Bottle of Gran Patrón Burdeos Tequila

Anejo Tequila and Baileys Irish Cream make for a perfectly tasting and creamy cocktail— Irish Cactus

Prep Time: 3 mins.

Total Time: 3 mins.


  • 2oz Baileys Irish Cream
  • 1oz Anejo Tequila

Instructions: Pour tequila and Bailey’s cream into your highball glass with ice. Stir well and serve. 

Serving: 1

3. Ice Cream

vanilla ice cream

Make Baileys Irish Cream creamier with ice cream. Try all the flavors you want, but we suggest strawberry, chocolate, and vanilla, and make Baileys Ice Cream Sundae

Prep Time: 5 mins.

Total Time: 5 mins.


  • (1) scoop of vanilla ice cream
  • 2oz Baileys Original Cream
  • Pretzels

Instructions: Put an ice cream scoop in your serving dish, then add the Baileys Irish cream. Garnish it with pretzels and serve. 

Serving: 1

2. Freshly Brewed Dark Coffee

cup of black coffee

Turn your favorite coffee into a creamier treat with Baileys Irish cream. Try this Baileys and Coffee recipe any time of the day. 

Prep Time: 2 mins.

Total Time: 2 mins. 


  • 4oz freshly brewed dark coffee
  • 2oz Baileys Original Irish Cream

Instructions: Add coffee and Baileys Irish cream in your mug, then enjoy. 

Serving: 1

1. Milk & Chocolate

chocolate and milk on a table

The delicious and sweet milk & chocolate, mixed with the creamy Baileys, creates a mouthwatering Baileys Chocolate Milk recipe. 

Prep Time: 5 mins.

Total Time: 5 mins. 


  • 1oz milk & chocolate drink
  • 1oz Baileys Irish Cream
  • Chocolate. Shaved
  • Whipped cream 

Instructions: In your mixing bowl, combine Baileys and milk chocolate. Stir well and pour your serving glass over ice. Top it with whipped cream and shaved chocolates. 

Serving: 1


How should Baileys Irish Cream be served?

You can serve Baileys Irish Cream on its own, over ice, in coffees, martinis, or shooters. Or, you can enjoy it mixed with hot chocolate on cold days and a milkshake on hot days. 

What is the best way to drink Irish Cream?

The best way to drink Irish Cream is over ice or straight. But Baileys is a great addition to warm drinks, such as coffee and hot chocolate, as well as in shots. Also, it has variety of flavors [1] to choose from. 

Does Baileys Irish Cream need to be mixed?

You don’t have to mix Baileys Irish Cream, as it’s already good on its own. But, it can also be enjoyed with other beverages, except those with citrus notes.

Does Baileys Irish Cream curdle when mixed?

Baileys Irish Cream curdles easily when mixed, so it’s mostly mixed with hot chocolate and coffee. These mixers aren’t acidic enough to cause curdles on Baileys. 

In Summary

From Earl Grey Tea to Anejo tequila to milk & chocolate, you can mix Baileys Irish Cream and make delicious drinks– not only for the cold days but also for the hot days. 

With Baileys Irish Cream [2], you can savor Tea Toddy, Mudslide, Irish Shots, Irish Cactus, Shaken Espresso, Ice Cream Sundae, Baileys and Coffee, and our fave Baileys Chocolate Milk. 

So gather all the ingredients now and prepare these drinks– whether for your me-time or bonding with friends. 



Lydia Martin

Lydia Martin hails from Redmond, Washington, where you’ll find some of the best cocktail bars and distilleries that offer a great mix of local drinks. She used to work as a bar manager in Paris and is a self-taught mixologist whose passion for crafting unique cocktails led her to create Liquor Laboratory. Lydia can whip up a mean Margarita in seconds! Contact at [email protected] or learn more about us here.

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