#TreatUp Mum this Mother’s Day with a Luxurious Baileys Bellini

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Mother’s Day is that special time of year to really show your appreciation to the mother-figure in your life and let them know just how much they mean to you. That means it’s the perfect excuse for a proper treat, and to go all out with something that’s sumptuous and indulgent – cue Baileys Chocolat Luxe.

Why not say ‘thanks Mum’ with the ultimate cocktail indulgence? The Baileys Treat Collective’s very own Celeste Wong – also known as The Girl in the Cafe, a coffee barista and tastemaker – has designed a delicious Baileys-infused cocktail with a twist on the traditional bellini serve, designed to work wonders with a sweet treat to celebrate your mum.

Start the celebrations with a Baileys Chocolat Luxe Bellini: decadent Baileys Chocolat Luxe is blended with smooth espresso coffee, drizzled with raspberry coulis, and topped with a fresh raspberry which can easily be recreated at home for the special occasion.

You know she deserves it! Follow Celeste’s recipes below.

Baileys Chocolat Luxe Bellini
Simple shaken cocktail served in a glass

50ml Baileys Chocolat Luxe [0.8 units]
25ml Smirnoff Vodka [0.9 units]
35ml espresso

Shaken with ice

Line the champagne glass with raspberry coulis and x1 fresh raspberry. Serve neat

Liqueur Coffee Tasting Notes

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Right around the time of Lu Lin Tea’s contacting me, I noticed another brand on Twitter going by the name of Liqueur Coffee. They haven’t been around for long but I wondered how instead of seeing how cocktails and coffee mix together, but coffee and spirit mixing in general aka liqueur coffee’s that you would find on any bar menu. Intrigued to see how versatile the Liqueur Coffee range were, I asked for a few samples and began experimenting.

Liqueur Coffee Fairtrade Organic Java

Rich nose with a slight earth aroma coming through. Bold flavours of damp earth mix with hints of spice on the palate to create a long finish.

With Locke’s 8yr – Ripe, fruity nose with the spice of the coffee more dominant. Rather strong yet light on the palate with a perfume feel.
With Baileys – Deep, bold and creamy on the nose with a velvet texture on the palate. Earth notes come through slowly.

liqueur coffeeLiqueur Coffee Vincenza

Light and creamy on the nose with a fresh, smooth citrus finish on the palate.

With Monkey Shoulder – Fresh citrus zest on the nose with a slight sharpness. Smooth palate with a kick in the middle, but returns to a light lingering finish.
With Havana Club 7yr – Very light and fruity on the nose with a well-balanced palate and a hint of vanilla near the end.

Liqueur Coffee Blue Mountain Blend

Sharp, strong nose of sweet fudge, with the sweetness carrying onto the palate, and bitter malt coming through.

With Monkey Shoulder – Fudge notes with subtle citrus aromas on the nose, a more well-rounded palate with the sweetness coming though more.
With Locke’s 8yr – Dry fruit scents on the nose with a strong flavour of fresh malt on the palate that created a lingering finish.

Personally, the Vincenza seemed to be the most versatile when it came to the blending with spirits. Cream liqueurs I’d recommend to float on top (i didn’t within my experiment) but all three were great on their own, with Blue Mountain Blend my favourite.

As you can imagine, these can be easily recreated at home, and I’m sure you’ll even start to see Liqueur Coffee in a cafe near you soon.

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24 Days of Christmas Cocktails – Day 5

On the 5th day of Christmas, the traditional christmas tipple makes an appearance, Baileys.

Baileys Spiced Nog

Day 5 – Baileys Spiced Nog – Baileys

Glass –

Snifter glass

Ingredients –

50ml Baileys Original Irish Cream
2.5ml Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum
1 dash St. Elizabeth® Allspice Dram
1 whole egg
1 dash Angostura bitters
 
Method –

Shake all the ingredients together and pour into a snifter glass.

Garnish with grated nutmeg.

 

Each day for the next 20 days their will be a different christmas cocktail added to the site, so sign yourself up to be the first to find out! Make sure you follow me on Twitter (and the hash tag #24daysofchristmascocktails) or Facebook for instant updates.

 

For the Baileys site, click here to be directed to the links page

 

© David Marsland and Drinks Enthusiast 2011. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog/sites author and owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to David Marsland and Drinks Enthusiast with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.