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Baileys Irish Cream Valentine’s Day Dessert and Cocktail Pairing

by James Stevenson

Valentine’s day is on the horizon this week and what better way to celebrate than to indulge in cocktails and desserts! Today I am sharing four Baileys Irish Cream cocktail recipes that are paired with desserts. These pairings can be done solo or set up as a dessert bar to really impress your sweetheart. Go out to a romantic dinner then come home for dessert and a night cap that involves a decadent Baileys Irish Cream cocktail. See the entire menu below and if you want to save time buy these fancy desserts and you will win the heart of your loved one this Valentine’s day! Also check out thebar.com for additional seasonal and fun recipes for every holiday and occasion!

, Baileys Irish Cream Valentine’s Day Dessert and Cocktail Pairing

Pairing 1: Macaroons and Truffles paired with a Chocolate Covered Cherry

Recipe: Chocolate Covered Cherry

Ingredients:

  • 1 ounce of Baileys Irish Cream
  • 1 ounce of vodka
  • ½ ounce of maraschino cherry juice
  • ½ ounce of chocolate syrup
  • ½ cup of ice
  • Garnish: maraschino cherries

Instructions:

  1. Add Baileys Irish Cream, vodka, maraschino cherry juice, chocolate syrup, and ice to a cocktail shaker
  2. Shake mixture then strain into martini glass

, Baileys Irish Cream Valentine’s Day Dessert and Cocktail Pairing

Pairing 2: Mint Chocolate Mini Cake paired with a Baileys Grasshopper

Recipe: Baileys Grasshopper

Ingredients:

  • 1 ounce Baileys Irish Cream
  • 1 ounce crème de menthe
  • 1 ounce of cream
  • ½ ounce of chocolate syrup
  • ½ cup of ice
  • Garnish: crumbled mint cookies

Instructions:

  1. Drizzle chocolate syrup in the bottom of the serving glass
  2. Add Baileys Irish Cream, crème de menthe, cream, and ice to a shaker
  3. Shake mixture then strain into serving glass

Pairing 3: Tart paired with Baileys on a Rock

Recipe: Baileys on a Rock

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. Pour Baileys Irish Cream over an ice sphere

Pairing 4: Espresso Cheesecake paired with a Nutty Irishman

Recipe: Nutty Irishman

Ingredients:

  • 1 ounce of Baileys Irish Cream
  • 1 ounce of hazelnut liqueur
  • 5 ounces of coffee
  • Garnish: whipped cream

Instructions:

  1. Pour Baileys Irish Cream, hazelnut liqueur, and coffee into serving glass
  2. Stir mixture then top with whipped cream

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