Bailey's the Original Irish Cream

Bailey's the Original Irish Cream

The Shot

Honestly, you can get a little sense of alcohol existing in the creamy looking liquid if as you breath it in for the first time, but it is more a softer version of a scented vodka. The smell itself is a little bit difficult to describe, but a milky/creamy vodka in the most pleasant way overpowered by a mocha type coffee scent, was the best we came up with. 

As you prepare to drink Bailey's for the first time you can always be astounded how similar it looks to like a coffee or a milk rather than an alcoholic beverage. The taste is very gentle and mostly creamy as the "Irish Cream" part of its name suggests. Wonderfully smooth, with a slight lingering after taste that hangs in the background for a while. Incredibly easy to drink. With how cheap it is to buy at Dan Murphy's, we see no reason why you wouldn't want to shot this.

 

The Bar Test

It looks quite strange, like an artist impression of something crazy underwater and as it sits still, you can literally watch the Bailey's claw its way to the surface of the coke. Which if anything, no matter how it tastes is quite interesting and entertaining to watch as it slowly creates a layer on top. The scent of the ice actually hides the smell of coke and Bailey's a bit making its scent almost invisible and definitely hard to sniff out. The taste however, is really nice. It just tastes like a coke spider with vanilla ice cream. Incredibly pleasant and easy to drink. Probably not as perfect as the slated caramel Bailey's and coke, but it is like a throwback to your childhood in the best kind of way. While you're drinking it - life just seems easier. We definitely recommend giving this a try.

 

Recommendations

Bailey's makes a great shot, it tastes beautiful on the rocks, its really cheap and works wonderfully in a large number of spectacular cocktails. What makes it even better is, if you can get past the look of a Bailey's and coke - it just tastes like a spider! It's amazing no matter how you try to drink it, so we can honestly recommend drinking this bad boy however you like, with so many choices on how to drink it there's really no reasons not to give it a go. If you are out looking to get a buzz on and wind up passed out in a toilet cubical somewhere at a random hour of night, this probably isn't what you're looking for, unless you have it in a cocktail with something else. With its low alcohol content it certainly won't get you drunk.

 

Coke-O-Meter

  1. The coke leaves weird holes in the bailey's making it look like separating milk and making it smell even more wonderfully creamy. tastes a little chunky, but goes down alright. Really just tastes like a vanilla ice cream spider drink.
  2. The coke now looks like watery lines parting the Bailey's creaminess, but it smells the same as one shot. Tastes like a fizzier version of the one shot drink, creamy, like a spider full of vanilla ice cream and lovely. Less chunky as you drink it.
  3. Has some alien brain haemorrhage -esk lines going through it now as the coke infects every part of the Bailey's, but still looks mostly edible. Smells the same, but is starting to taste more like a classic spider, just a bit creamier. We got a difference of opinion on this one, but mostly because every sip you take is different, depending how much Bailey's versus coke makes it into your sip. If anything this just makes it more interesting to drink, definitely still tastes amazing.
  4. The Bailey's mostly floats to the top making a sort of cracked concrete slab trying to hide the underground river of coke from the air of the outside world, while underneath little streaks of Bailey's floats around in the coke. Definitely a unique look. Probably not the most appetising, but it still smells lovely. Literally just drinking a spider. You get the weird gluggy texture and taste of the Bailey's before hitting the untamed coke taste that is heightened as if it had been graced with some vanilla ice-cream. Actually very enjoyable.
 

Price

$26 per 700ml bottle

Standard price at Dan Murphy's Australia, prices may vary.

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