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Old 12-23-2007, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Reston, VA
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Was thinking of giving someone a present of a bottle of Bailey's Irish Creme, but I don't know what it tastes like (I maybe have eggnog once every three or four years around Christmas). I see from TV that there are different flavors: original, mint, and chocolate or was that caramel. Is Bailey's kind of like a thinned out, sweet milkshake with a liquor "kick?"

Many, many thanks!

Last edited by virgo; 12-23-2007 at 07:37 PM.. Reason: clarification
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Old 12-23-2007, 07:34 PM
 
Location: in drifts of snow wherever you go
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It tasted like cream with sugar and alcohol mixed in. I used to pour it in my coffee. Some folks drink it on ice. But it's really fattening.
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Old 12-23-2007, 09:36 PM
 
Location: Northeast TN
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Caramel Baileys is my favorite addiction. It's sooooo good in hot chocolate and probably coffee if I drank coffee.
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Old 12-23-2007, 09:59 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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Baileys Irish Creme is an "Irish Cream" - which at its heart is just Irish Whiskey blended with cream, sugar, and flavoring. It tastes very similar to the Irish Creme-flavored candies and coffee mixers that are modeled after it (how fitting ).

It is a very popular drink and it is a staple of any home bar. I'm sure your friend would appreciate it. As an added bonus, you could put together a list of popular Baileys drinks and include it with the bottle. A list can be found by clicking here.



I hope this helps, and happy holidays to you!!!
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Old 12-23-2007, 11:49 PM
 
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That will be a wonderful gift ... at least for me it would be ... I love Baileys on the rocks or in my coffee ... I like Kahlua too ... but Baileys is my favorite.
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Old 12-24-2007, 05:12 AM
 
Location: In The Outland
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Go with Carolans it's half the price and just as good.
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Old 12-24-2007, 07:17 AM
 
Location: Reston, VA
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Thanks for the responses, folks! For some reason, and I do not know why, I have licorice flavor stuck in my mind when it comes to creamy liquors (liqueurs?) ; but Bailey's doesn't seem to be in that category.

The last time I priced Bailey's was about three years ago, and to me, it was rather pricey ($24 for the smallest), and there weren't lots of different sized bottles to choose from. Maybe I can try the Carolans to see what the creamy liquors taste like, so I'll have an idea about what it is I'm giving.

Again, thanks for your input! Merry Christmas!
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Old 12-24-2007, 07:27 AM
 
Location: In The Outland
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There is also a cheaper one by the name of Emmit's or something like that.
They all are very similar but Baily's is the thickest and Emmit's is the thinnest.
I like Carolan's the best. It's affordable and IMO just as good as Baileys.
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Old 12-24-2007, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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Other options:

E&J's Cask & Cream (very YUM!) & St. Brendan's Irish Cream. Both can be found for $10, but honestly there is NO beating Bailey's.
I'm a "on the rocks" girl, but Kahlua is a bit harsh "on the rocks." Just not as smooth & sweet as Bailey's.
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Old 12-24-2007, 02:00 PM
 
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Every year we buy a large bottle and split it Christmas Eve. I believe "snockered" is a good description. Certainly the best of the "creams". If we drink while gambling (rare, I like to be sober as I go broke) that's what we order. Probably get Carolan's though.

Amaretto is a good liqueur if that's an option.
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