Sometimes, we need more than just a coffee to get us through the day. I mean Ireland is one of the happiest places in the world….there’s a reason for that! They add a little alcohol to their coffee and man it’s delicious! The Dirty Irishman Cocktail mixes the traditional Irish coffee with Bailey’s Irish Cream for a super sweet kick you are going to love.
About Bailey’s Irish Cream
The secret ingredient in this delicious Dirty Irishman Cocktail is Bailey’s Irish Cream! If you haven’t had the privilege of enjoying a drink with Bailey’s, you are in for a real treat.
Bailey’s Irish Cream is an Irish Whisky. This cream-based liqueur contains 17% alcoholic content. It was created by Tom Jao of Gilbeys Ireland. Bailey’s Irish Cream was first introduced in 1974.
You will find that most cream liqueurs compare with Bailey’s and are around 15-20% alcohol content. The great thing about Bailey’s is that even though it is cream-based, it stays well preserved up to 24 months from the day it is bottled. So, you don’t have to worry about using it all at once.
Baily’s Irish Cream has taken over winter months since the early 1970s. And, this trend is predicted to take over Christmas as well (Bailey’s with Eggnog?). It is usually enjoyed with coffee or over ice. The sweet boozy treat can be the perfect drink after a hearty meal or in your favorite cup of coffee for a pick me up.
You should expect to taste a good quality cream, hints of floral, and slight fruitiness to deeper caramel notes when indulging in your Dirty Irishman Cocktail. This is because Bailey’s has a whiskey element to it.
Dirty Irishman Cocktail
- 2 oz Bailey’s Irish Cream
- 1 oz heavy cream
- 2 oz Irish Whiskey
- 3 oz cooled strong coffee
Dirty Irishman Cocktail Directions:
- Add the Irish cream, heavy cream, and the cooled coffee in a bar shaker.
- Shake to combine.
- Fill the glass with ice.
- Pour your mixture into your glass and garnish
Other Cocktails to Try
Of course, the Irishmen aren’t just drinking Irish coffee to get through their day. They are drinking a variety of delicious cocktails. If you aren’t in the mood for coffee, check out some of our other favorite cocktails:
- 20 Super Yummy Rum Cocktails
- Creamy & Delicious Chocolate Cocktail Recipes
- Brunch Cocktails to Start the Day Off Right
- Cave of Wonder Cocktail
- Genie Juice Cocktail
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