Is it top shelf worthy?
Yes, top-shelf of your refrigerator without a doubt.
When I initially played with this recipe, I was not so sure how it would go.
After a few tweaks, I got the perfect combination and have been serving it happily ever after.
You see, a while back, we had a party, and of all the things I did buy, I forgot the one most requested item, Irish Cream Liqueur.
Thus, the birth of my own Premium Irish Cream Liqueur Recipe that tastes just like Bailey’s Irish Cream if not better.
Yes, I can say that because we serve it often, and others think it is just that!
Necessity is the mother of invention and I had the need to fulfill the ‘ask’ at a hosted party.
If I had only known how easy it is to create this recipe back in the day, I never would have purchased it in the store.
Now I make it on demand, fresh and the compliments never cease! ‘Ching-Ching’, ‘Bottoms Up’, and ‘Sip Sip Hooray’ to a premium Irish Cream Liqueur kind of day!
Premium Irish Cream Liqueur Recipe
Words of Wisdom.
Remember, don’t drink and drive, and friends don’t let friends drive after drinking. Testing a few shots or a couple over ice, in coffee may have you feeling gravity pulling you down!
I do love preparing boozy drinks and creating new recipes.
Sometimes I have tried recipes and not liked them, and I know I can do so much better.
Other times, just a few small tweaks and suddenly you have a whole new taste.
This elf looks likes he’s done a bit of taste-testing and is holding on as the world is sinking to his feet, lol!
Or maybe he does not want to share and he’s being a NAUGHT Elf?
Share, Bring Along, Make it Your Signature Recipe ~ Premium Irish Cream Liqueur Recipe
Premium Irish Cream Liqueur is perfect for gifting friends with on their birthdays, holidays, or great for toting to parties.
In fact, this recipe can be made ahead and stores in the refrigerator for up to 2 months.
Do make certain to use an air-tight bottle for storage.
Also, and I apologize ahead, you will be ‘known’ for this recipe and expected to bring it to every family gathering.
There are worse things, right?
Read on as to why I learned to make this and how it all came together!
I bet after you read that intro, you were like, “really how many mouth warming shots did she do?”, but that’s just really me being me, sins alcohol!
However, you do want to know that this goes ‘down the hatch’ without any throttle.
My premium Irish Cream Liqueur is light, refreshing, and finishes smooth.
How do I prefer to enjoy Premium Irish Cream Liqueur?
Well, that’s kind of a tough sentence to answer because it can be poured over ice cream, atop a cake, into coffee or over ice, and every which way it offers a good balance of primary tastes.
Distilled In Tradition
As I said, I was in a pinch, we had some really important guests over.
Step by step, through the bar, I began figuring out we had NONE!
My mind had not been on Irish Cream it was focused on the dinner menu, and getting the primary course cooked to perfection.
Life kind of took over, and rather than focusing on the smaller things.
I started focusing on wiping up bathrooms after kids again and making sure that everyone would have something they loved on their dinner plate.
Simply, I forgot to purchase Irish Cream Liqueur at the store and now I was going to have to become the imaginative bartender.
Becoming the Premium Irish Cream liqueur maker
Suddenly I was cast into ‘Premium liqueur maker’ and I was not sure if I could handle this.
A while back, I had made some of the best Cherry Bomb Moonshine, as well as Cranberry, flavored vodka, but they were kind of like no-fail, epic recipes!
Fun was about to be part of the evening from a simple ‘forget-me’ purchase.
I let myself travel back into my college bar-tending days, where we could make a drink out of anything we had in our apartment and it still tasted good.
Next, I Googled a few questions to make sure taste for taste I would match purchased liqueur, and then like a mad scientist I went to work.
What Are Friends For?
Our first step was to gather the ingredients, which started out more like a scavenger hunt.
We grabbed the blender and a few shot glasses,
I mean who makes a drink and does not taste test it first?
Sip, sip, hooray right?
After a Series of Panicked Thoughts and Tasting…
I began to panic as I looked at our ingredients, thinking, “it’s going to taste sugary or too sweet” and then I just dove in and went for it.
Suddenly our creation became what we now call, Distilled In Tradition!
You bet it was ‘Distilled In Tradition’ of forgetfulness, having too much on our ‘motherhood’ plates to do and friendship inspired this liqueur creation!
Premium Tasting Irish Cream Made At Home
- 1 1/3 C Jim Bean Vanilla Whiskey (+2 shots + shot glasses for tasting!)
- 2 Teaspoons Cappuccino Instant Coffee
- 1 Can of Sweetened Condensed Milk (14 oz)
- 1 1/4 C Heavy Whipping Cream
- 2 Tsp Vanilla
- 1 Tsp Almond
- Add in The Vanilla Whiskey.
- Then the Instant coffee.
- Dump in the Sweetened Condensed milk and yes I said 'DUMP'.
- Add the heavy whipping cream (make sure it is still chilled)
- Now add both the vanilla and the almond.
- Place in blender.
- Blend for about 40 seconds.
- Remove the blender lid, sample in your shot glass.
- Pour of over, or ice cream or brownies or in coffee.
- "Here's To You!"
If you are pouring over ice, add a cherry and a splash of cherry juice.
Top off with a dollop of whipped cream.
For coffee, you know what to do!
Want a fabulous treat?
Simply take a homemade brownie, add chunks into a mason jar.
Drizzle with caramel sauce.
Next, add in the Irish Premium bu the tablespoon to saturate the brownie.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 44Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 4mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 1g
Nutritional informaton is inaccurate
Yeah, so easy I wonder why I had never been out of it before because this is Premium tasting.
Yet, it is much smoother than the brands in the store.
Part of any well-stocked bar is Irish Cream because it is so versatile, so what are you waiting for?
Go make some Premium Irish Cream.
Cheers & Sip, Sip, Hooray because you made premium Irish Cream Liqueur that tastes like Bailey’s Irish Cream today! ~ DANA XO
The ingredients are so simple, that most of us already have everything we need for it in our home.