This is the world's top-selling liqueur. Gilbey's in Ireland didn't
know what to do with its surplus of spirit, but luckily someone came
up with the idea of a bottled Irish coffee. It was launched in 1975
and was an immediate success because it contains everything doctors
say is good for you - alcohol, rich cream, caffeine. It is 17%abv. If
we assume that it is basically an Irish coffee with different
proportions, here is a possible recipe to try out on your
Bailey's Irish Cream
500 ml. (2 cups) rich (double) cream (the light has thickeners)
500 ml. (2 cups) Irish style whiskey (40%av)
3-4 tsp. instant coffee (real coffee is acidic, which might curdle the
1 cup of sugar
Blend and refrigerate.
There are recipes using condensed milk substitutes, but why not go for
the real O'Connor.
There is a recipe for a substitute Cream Base from