Irish cream liqueur usually combines cream with Irish whiskey. Traditionally, it’s served on the rocks or added to hot drinks for an extra kick, like in our boozy hot chocolate, and it’s usually served around the festive period.
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5 Irish cream liqueurs to try
Baileys Irish cream is made by Gilbeys of Ireland, a combination of cream and Irish whiskeys from various distilleries. A classic and the most recognisable brand when it comes to Irish creams, it’s smooth and easy going.
The clue’s in the name here – this is made with fresh cream sourced from five family-owned farms in County Cork. The end result is delicious, velvety smooth and luxuriously creamy, with inviting butterscotch and coffee notes, and a kick from Irish whisky. Sip in place of dessert after dinner.
While not strictly an Irish cream, we fell for this decadent liqueur which features Belgian chocolate, cream, cocoa and Madagascan vanilla. Well-rounded and not-too-sweet, with a nice boozy edge. Essentially it tastes like alcoholic chocolate milk – what’s not to like?
As far as Irish creams go this is hard to beat. Made using single-malt three-year-old Irish whiskey this is an opulently creamy, buttery affair with a super-smooth finish.
Christmas spices dominate in this innovative festive liqueur: delivering a resounding gingerbread and salted caramel flavour. We also enjoyed the balance of creamy and toasty notes.
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