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What to Mix With Baileys Irish Cream: 8 Mixers (2024)

What to Mix with Baileys Irish Cream

Last Updated on March 5, 2024 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. But do you know what’s the top vodka for an Espresso Martini?

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. You may also want to check out Baileys vs RumChata here

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. But do you know what’s a good substitute for Baileys?

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

FAQs Related to What to mix with Baileys Irish Cream

What can I mix with Baileys Irish Cream?

Baileys Irish Cream can be mixed with various ingredients to create delicious cocktails, desserts, and coffee drinks.

Are there specific recipes for cocktails using Baileys Irish Cream?

Yes, there are many recipes available for cocktails featuring Baileys Irish Cream, such as the classic Baileys Irish Coffee, Mudslide, and B-52.

Can I mix Baileys Irish Cream with coffee or hot chocolate?

Yes, Baileys Irish Cream pairs exceptionally well with coffee, hot chocolate, or even chai tea, adding a creamy and indulgent touch to your favorite hot beverages.

What are some popular mixers for Baileys Irish Cream?

Popular mixers for Baileys Irish Cream include coffee liqueur, whiskey, vodka, or amaretto, creating rich and flavorful cocktails.

Can I use Baileys Irish Cream in baking or dessert recipes?

Absolutely! Baileys Irish Cream can enhance the flavor of desserts such as cakes, brownies, cheesecakes, and even ice cream, adding a delightful hint of Irish cream flavor.

Are there any non-alcoholic mixers that complement Baileys Irish Cream?

Non-alcoholic mixers like chocolate syrup, caramel sauce, or flavored syrups can complement the creamy and indulgent taste of Baileys Irish Cream in mocktails or milkshakes.

Can I create custom cocktails with Baileys Irish Cream?

Certainly! Experiment with different combinations of ingredients and flavors to create your own unique Baileys Irish Cream cocktails tailored to your taste preferences.

What are some garnishes that go well with Baileys Irish Cream cocktails?

Garnishes like whipped cream, chocolate shavings, cinnamon sticks, or a dusting of cocoa powder can enhance the presentation and flavor of Baileys Irish Cream cocktails.

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. 


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