5 Classic Christmas Cocktails


Coffee and Baileys

A steaming mug of coffee with a little nip of Baileys Irish Cream is the ideal after-dinner Christmas drink. If you want to satisfy your sweet tooth, consider adding a dollop of whipped cream or pop in a cinnamon stick and let it steep for a few minutes. And, if you want to mix it up and make it a cocktail, here's a yummy recipe that's a little more Baileys and a little less coffee.


  • 50 mililiters of Baileys
  • 20 milileters Bushmills Irish Whiskey
  • 10 mililiters of strongly brewed cold coffee


  1. Fill a martini shaker with ice cubes
  2. Add Baileys, Bushmills and coffee
  3. Shake, shake, shake.
  4. Pour into a martini glass.

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