Our Favorite Cream Liqueurs for the Holidays
Cream liqueur has long been a wintertime favorite. Here are some of our favorite modern additions to the timeless after-dinner drink.
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Baileys is the gold standard for Irish cream—and now it has an option to satisfy your super-sweet tooth, too. Baileys partnered with Georgetown Cupcake of DC Cupcakes fame to create a smooth, chocolatey Red Velvet flavor ($25) that’s perfect for sipping. Read our full review.
Can you really write an article about cream liqueurs without mentioning RumChata ($23) The holiday fave balances Caribbean rum with fresh Wisconsin cream and plenty of spices, so it makes a delicious addition to coffee, hot chocolate and even root beer. Have some left? Don’t miss out on our editor’s favorite RumChata cheesecake.
If winter weather’s got you down, Blue Chair Bay Pineapple Rum Cream ($20) will transport you to a more tropical state of mind. Pour it in a glass with a few ice cubes or blend it up for a beach-ready drink.
We all know and love Kerrygold butter—but its Irish Cream ($22) is sure to become a household must-have, too. It’s made using cream from small Irish farms that are held to the highest quality standards, and we found it to be creamier than other similar drinks.
Who says winter liqueurs have to be heavy? This light, delicate liqueur ($25) combines vanilla and almond milk to create a refreshing drink, perfect for mixing or sipping alone. The best part? It’s dairy-free, so those with dietary sensitivities can enjoy it, too. Be sure to try these desserts you can douse with Irish cream.
Peanut butter lovers, this one’s for you. The sweet flavor of Whisper Creek Peanut Butter Chocolate Cream Liqueur ($22) is balanced out by aged Tennessee whiskey. (Need more to satisfy your peanut butter craving? Here are our favorite peanut butter recipes.)
Toasted praline, smooth vanilla, and a hint of creme brulee combine in this butter pecan cream liqueur ($23). Pour it in your coffee or hot chocolate for a punch of sweet flavor sure to keep you warm all winter long. It would also pair perfectly with these Pecan Sandies.