This Frozen Espresso Martini with Baileys Recipe is soooo perfect for serving friends who want to celebrate the super fun Saint Patrick's Day holiday at home!
We all want to celebrate Saint Patrick's Day in some way or other, don't we? But considering how most people celebrate (hello, deliciously green beer and shots of whiskey), sometimes it is really best to stay indoors in the safety of your own home!
That is where this espresso martini with baileys and vodka comes in!
Why You Will Love this Best Espresso Martini with Baileys for Saint Patrick's Day
Celebrate Saint Patrick's Day in style this year with a homemade Frozen Espresso Martini with Baileys! This easy-to-make cocktail is the perfect way to add a special touch to your celebration. Made with espresso, Baileys Irish Cream and vodka, this Espresso Martini with Baileys is sure to be a hit with your guests!
Espresso martinis have become pretty popular over the years because so many people like the coffee flavor and the espresso vodka combination, and now you can make a frozen creamy espresso martini at home really easily!
This frosty espresso martini recipe for Saint Patrick's Day is just so decadent and tasty, it is almost like an indoors version of those fancy frosty cocktails you sip on beaches in the Caribbean...and it totally reminds me of being in Ireland and sipping Irish coffees to my heart's content.
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Here are all of the Ingredients in an Espresso Martini with Baileys that you will need:
Combining the smooth, rich flavor of Baileys Irish Cream and the bold kick of an Espresso Martini, this combination makes for an unforgettable cocktail that is sure to be a hit at any Saint Patrick's Day celebration. Read on to learn how to make the best Espresso Martini with Baileys Irish Cream!
- Vanilla ice cream - if you do not want a frozen/frosty martini, you can skip this
- Baileys Irish cream - you can use any Irish Cream Liquor, but we prefer Bailey's!
- Vodka - I am personally a big fan of Belvedere Vodka, but you can use any brand
- Half & half
- Sweetened condensed milk
- freshly brewed espresso, instant coffee or even cold brew coffee
- Whipped cream - this is for the garnish and while optional, I highly encourage it
Hint: Optional for your martini glasses: You can rim your martini glass with light corn syrup and green and white sprinkles. We used the Wilton brand in this espresso martini recipe with baileys recipe, which you can find on Amazon here!
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What kind of Martini Glass Should I Use?
This cocktail glass set is a modern take on a classic martini glass. These 8-ounce Martini glasses are casual yet elegant with their cinched design. Get them here on Amazon! You can also get regular stemmed martini glasses here.
How to make an Espresso Martini with Baileys
If you are using instant coffee instead of freshly brewed espresso or cold brew coffee, begin by dissolving your instant coffee into one tablespoon of water. Then add a small amount of corn syrup to the rim of the martini glass and dip the rim into sprinkles that you have placed on a plate. Repeat this step until you have four, 4 ounce martini glasses rimmed with the sprinkles.
Next, you are going to bring out your blender and add the ice cream, the Irish Cream, the vodka, the half and half, the sweetened condensed milk and the dissolved coffee all together inside the blender. Blend all of these ingredients until you have a nice, smooth consistency.
Once it is completely blended, pour the mixture into prepared glasses and top with each glass with a dollop of whipped cream and a little bit of additional sprinkles.
Remember, this is a frozen drink, so you need to make sure to serve them to your guests immediately!
For this how to make espresso martini recipe, you can use also use cold brew coffee, instant coffee, or freshly brewed espresso from an espresso machine.
If you are not using the ice cream to make this a frozen martini, and just want to make a classic espresso martini, you can just use a cocktail shaker mix everything up.
When to serve an Espresso Martini with Baileys
You can absolutely make our baileys martini recipe any time of year, but it is extra fun for Saint Patrick's Day! If you are celebrating Saint Patrick's day at home, make a whole occasion out of it!
Now, for dinner, why not sit down to a delicious Slow Cooker Beef and Barely Soup Recipe or this Saint Patrick’s Day Shepard’s Pie Recipe? You can also serve this Irish Soda Bread Recipe that you can whip up as an easy side dish.
Then check out these super fun Saint Patrick's Day Dessert ideas to serve while you sip on your cocktails!
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Espresso Martini with Baileys Recipe
- 1 ½ scoops vanilla ice cream
- 1 shot Irish cream
- 1 shot vodka
- 1 shot half & half
- 1 teaspoon sweetened condensed milk
- 1 teaspoon instant coffee
- 1 teaspoon water
- whipped cream
- Optional for glasses:
- light corn syrup
- green and white sprinkles Wilton brand used
- Dissolve instant coffee in 1 Tablespoon of water. Add a small amount of corn syrup to the rim of the glasses. Dip the rim into sprinkles placed on a plate. Repeat until you have 4, 4 ounce glasses rimmed with sprinkles.
- Add ice cream, Irish Cream, vodka, half and half, sweetened condensed milk and dissolved coffee to a blender. Blend until smooth.
- Pour into prepared glasses and top with whipped cream and additional sprinkles. Serve immediately.
How do you celebrate Saint Patrick's Day?
Now, I am not exactly practicing what I preach here...I love going out on Saint Patrick's Day and eating the delicious Irish food served in Irish Pubs...it really reminds me of my time in Ireland. You know what they say, everyone's Irish on Saint Patrick's Day! That's what they say, isn't it?
I loved the year I attended the Saint Patrick's Day parade in NYC, even though I did miss most of the parade trying to get over to it - the streets were so crowded, and then it began raining!
We had an amazing day, regardless, as my best friend at the time and I wound up meeting a crew of New York City firemen and of course they implored us to join them and spend the afternoon bar hopping with them around New York City!
It was such a fun, fun Saint Patrick's Day!
If you are interested in reading about the life changing week I spent in Ireland in 2017, check these articles out! I spent one day in Dublin, then headed off to a Ring of Kerry small group tour with Rabbies Tours – and it was amazing! My favorite part of the tour was the two days I spent in Killarney.
I found a pub and restaurant called The Laurels that was absolutely perfect just on Main street. They had a ton of local beers and cider on tap, they even had Jameson on tap!
Oh, and the food? SO, SO GOOD! I ate dinner there each night and the bartender was so very nice to me. He even joked one night that I should order dessert because I could "afford to carry some weight." How about that!
Ireland was one of the most magical places I've ever been in my travels...and I've been to 31 countries! I day dream about my time there and I simply can not wait to get back to Ireland!