Have a Very Hazelnut Holiday

Big news for those of us who love creamy booze that goes well with coffee! Baileys is back with a brand new flavor: Hint of Hazelnut.

If you like Baileys (as I do!) and you aren’t averse to hazelnut, this new treat is right up your alley. I honestly don’t have a very in-depth review or critique of this product. I do have some fun facts I learned about Baileys, though: over 2,300 glasses of Baileys are consumed every minute of every day (holla!) and 38,000 Irish dairy cows produce the daily cream requirement for Baileys. That’s a lot of liqueur! In my household, it’s not the holidays without a little splash o’ the sweet stuff in your morning coffee, and I’m excited to add this new edition to my booze arsenal.

The good people at Baileys were kind enough to share a new recipe, formulated by New York mixologist Pamela Wiznitzer, that highlights some favorite flavors of the holidays. I’m no celebrity bartender, but I busted out my best attempt and I have to say, the cocktail turned out pretty classy and tasty!

Haute Hazelnut Cocktail

3/4 oz Baileys with a hint of Hazelnut
1/2 oz orange liqueur
1/2 oz Zacapa Rum 23
Pinch of ground cloves
Orange wedge for garnish


1. Combine Baileys with a hint of Hazelnut, orange liqueur and Zacapa Rum 23 in a cocktail shaker. Shake.

2. Strain into a coupe glass.

3. Garnish with a wedge of orange sprinkled with ground cloves.

Find more holiday cocktail ideas in Endless Cocktails.

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One comment

  • ML December 18, 2012  

    Baileys is how I used to (begin) to get drunk in class in college. Nobody knew what was in my coffee!!

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