The Smoky Aye

The Smoky Aye
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St. Patrick’s Day is almost upon us, and with a reported 127 million Americans celebrating the holiday in 2015, this year, instead of toasting with standard Irish beer, join in on the fun with Baileys, the Original Irish Cream Liqueur! It’s the perfect little indulgence to honor the Emerald Isle. Kick off your celebrations with these Baileys cocktails that are guaranteed to get you in the Irish spirit.Featuring Baileys Original Irish Cream mixed with Irish whiskey, Campari, and freshly brewed coffee, The Smoky Aye is sure to melt away any last bit of winter chill.Created by Mixologist Kate Bolton.
cocktail recipe
  • 1 ounce heavy cream
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • 2 large orange zests
  • 3/4 ounce irish whiskey
  • 1/4 ounce italian bitters, such as campari
  • 1 3/4 ounce freshly brewed coffee
  • 3/4 ounce irish cream, such as baileys original irish cream
  • 1 1/2 ounce zested orange crème
  • grated orange zest, for garnish
  1. Combine heavy cream, simple syrup, and orange zests in a chilled cocktail shaker.
  2. Shake well into whipped cream consistency.
  3. Combine Irish whiskey, Campari, and coffee in a footed coffee mug and stir.
  4. Pour in Baileys Original Irish Cream. Top with zested orange crème. Garnish with grated orange zest.