Baileys Irish Cream: From slippery nipples to grasshoppertinis
Traditionally, Baileys has been a drink to enjoy over ice, as an ingredient in a shot or to spike a cup of coffee, but now that it's available in two new flavors -- mint and caramel -- it's finding its way into more cocktails and martinis than ever before.
"Baileys is a fun ingredient to work with, without being overpowering. It's pretty versatile, especially with the two new flavors," says Nick Williams, who owns Delafield's Twist 'n Olive with his wife, Amy.
Also, Baileys commonly is used as an ingredient in shots like the slippery nipple (Baileys and butterscotch schnapps) and the Irish car bomb (Baileys, Guinness and Jameson.) The liqueur -- a mix of Irish whiskey and cream -- is 17 percent alcohol and made by R. A. Bailey & Co. based in Dublin, Ireland.
"We do a lot of Irish coffees (at Von Trier) and Baileys smoothes out the coffee. It gives it a distinctly different flavor," says Von Trier's Mark Eckert. "You can mix it with almost anything."
Here's a sampling of Milwaukee (and surrounding area) establishments that make Baileys drinks. Add your favorites by using the talkback feature.
Brocach Irish Pub
1850 N. Water St., (414) 431-9009
Brocach currently offers Baileys on the rocks ($4.50) and in coffee ($4.50). Similar to the Madison location, it plans to unveil a new hot drink menu featuring Baileys drinks in the near future.
2608 N. Downer Ave., (414) 963-6342
Hollander features a Dutch coffee ($6) made with Baileys mint, vodka and coffee, and an Irish coffee ($6) which is a combination of Baileys and Jameson.
Jo Jo's Martini Lounge
418 N. Mayfair Rd. #C, (414) 475-5656
Jo Jo's features a bunch of Baileys-spiked martinis, including the orgasmictini ($10) that's made with Baileys, Absolut vodka and white crème de cacao. The grasshoppertini ($11.50) features Baileys or Baileys mint, vanilla vodka, white crème de cacao and green crème de menthe. The Irishtini ($9) includes Baileys and Jameson whiskey, and the rootbeertini ($10) is made with Baileys, milk, vanilla vodka and rootbeer schnapps.
John Hawk's Pub
100 E. Wisconsin Ave., (414) 272-3199
Hawk's serves up Baileys and coffee ($6), Baileys on the rocks ($6.85), Baileys in hot chocolate ($6), a truffle martini ($8) featuring Baileys, chocolate vodka and dark crème de cacao, and the yellow submarine martini that's made with Baileys, vanilla vodka, dark crème de cacao and banana liqueur.
7352 W. Rawson Ave., Franklin, (414) 858-9952
The Ka Lounge's martini menu features the caramel macchiato ($9), made with Baileys caramel, caramel vodka and Kahlua. Also, they serve Baileys and caramel Baileys on the rocks.
2235 N. Farwell
One of Von Trier's most popular drinks features Baileys; the chocolate rummy ($6.50) also includes Meyer's dark rum and Kahlua.
1758 N. Water St., (414) 272-0205
Trocadero sells Baileys mixed in espresso ($4), a chocolate martini ($10), Irish car bomb ($4) and an Irish coffee ($5).
Twist 'n Olive
2730 Hillside Dr., Delafield, (262) 646-5483
Twist 'n Olive's martini menu includes the mocha mint made with Baileys mint, Starbucks liqueur, crème de menthe, Godiva liqueur and cream. It also has the funky monkey that's swirled with Baileys, white Godiva liqueur and banana liqueur; the vanilla sex martini with Baileys, Smirnoff vanilla and Amaretto. The thin mint is made with Baileys, milk vodka, crème de menthe and Godiva liqueur. All the martinis are $10.
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