Don’t rule out Bailey's Irish Cream just because your parents enjoyed a nip in their coffee after dinner. It is a remarkably drinkable/mixable Irish whiskey and cream-based liqueur that is enjoying a rebirth in some of the hottest shots around. Sure, you can take a dose straight (or zap it in the microwave and drink it from a sugar rimmed shot glass), but why not get creative? Here are a few of the most requested versions in Hampton Roads.
- 1/2 oz. Bailey's Irish cream
- 1/2 oz. Blue Curacao liqueur
- 1/2 oz. banana liqueur
Fill tin with ice. Mix all three ingredients with ice. Shake and strain into glass.
- 1 1/2 oz. chilled Bailey's Irish cream
- 1 tsp. Goldschlager cinnamon schnapps
- 1 pinch ground cinnamon
Pour Bailey's Irish Cream into a tall shot glass. Carefully layer warm Goldschlager on top of the Bailey's, and ignite. Sprinkle ground cinnamon over the flame, extinguish and serve.
- 1/3 oz. Bailey's Irish cream
- 1/3 oz. Kahlua
- 1/3 oz. sambuca
This is a layered shot. First pour the Bailey's into the shot glass. Then take an upside down spoon and touch it to the inside wall of the glass. Carefully add the Kahlua. Repeat this process for the Sambuca. If done properly, the alcohol will stay separated and resemble a bumble bee. Enjoy!
- 1 oz. butterscotch liqueur
- 1/2 oz. Bailey’s Irish Cream
Pour butterscotch into a chilled shot glass. Carefully layer or float the Bailey’s Irish Cream on top, and serve.