Updated: Sep 19, 2022
I had good intentions. I went to the store to buy ingredients for last week's Guinness, Jameson Whiskey, and Bailey's Irish Cream Recipe.
The problem was, I didn’t exactly know how much Baileys to get, so faced with spending $40 on a massive bottle I wasn’t sure I’d ever use, I grabbed ten of those little airline bottles worth and brought them home.
Needless to say, the cupcake recipe went really really well, but now I had Bailey’s leftovers, as well as one of the worst colds I’ve had in a very long time.
Considering this post is for St. Patrick's day, it’s a fine time to try out a drink recipe! While hopped up on Dayquil and snooping around Pinterest I found a link that went to another link which eventually led to the Baileys website with a recipe for a basic Baileys Martini!
It’s simple enough with only two ingredients:
1.) 2oz of Baileys Original Irish Cream
2.) 0.25oz of Smirnoff Vodka
The only other thing that would be good to have is a shaker. Even if you don’t know how to use one, I think it’s always nice to have one to complete your at-home bar. It makes it “look” like you know what you’re doing even if all you do is use a bottle opener to have a beer…and so long as no one asks you to make them a drink, your secret is safe with me.
The directions are easy too, which is what I needed in my watery-eyed, red-nosed state. Just fill your shaker with ice, add the Irish Cream and Vodka and then shake it!
Pour it into a martini glass. Now I like embellishments so I also added some of the green sprinkles and shamrocks I also had left over from last week's cupcake recipe!
The verdict: While this didn’t clear my sinuses, it was DELICIOUS and possibly my new favorite drink! I’ve had baileys straight, and I’ve had vodka straight, and I always found it way too astringent but the combination of them both made it go down smooth. In my humble opinion, it would be a wonderful option if you’re throwing your own St. Patrick's day party, and may I just say…they go great with cupcakes!!!
If you made this, let me know how it went in the comments below! If you would like exclusive content into my life then feel free to follow my social media listed on the sidebar! Have a wonderful day! – Heather Autumn