Home hosting during the festive season and thinking of creative ways to serve cocktails and desserts? You cannot go wrong with a signature Baileys Tiramisu cocktail which will channelise both, your inner mixologist and dessert chef! A tempting cocktail and dessert put into one recipe, this drink is an utterly mouthwatering treat if you like a spot of whisky with your chocolatey coffee. Baileys is continuously reinventing its decadent whisky-infused liqueur recipes so, if you are looking for a quick fix for your cocktail needs you can simply opt for its Tiramisu Cocktail blend complete with notes of coffee and chocolate.
The tiramisu, a traditional Italian sweet treat believed to have originated in Veneto, is a delightful indulgence for your taste buds. Its bitter coffee liqueur is nicely balanced by the heavy mascarpone cream while ladyfinger cookies introduce salty notes augmented by cocoa powder dusted on top as a garnish. The dessert is thoroughly tasty, so, a recipe which introduces its flavours into a drink is bound to be a showstopper. While this dessert might seem complex, it is actually very easy to prepare, quite like the cocktail.
So, if you want to avoid using the bottled version, fret not, this drink can be blended at your home bar using a regular Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur by infusing it with flavours of the favourite Italian dessert. You need generous proportions of the whisky-infused, creamy Irish liqueur along with good quality chocolate and mascarpone cream to bring forth the notes of tiramisu. The recipe also requires you to brew coffee, so go for a slightly acidic and bitter blend that will not be too subdued when it is mixed with all the other ingredients.
Blending Baileys with ladyfinger biscuits and ice cubes will give the recipe a bit of a smoothie-like levity and introduce a dessert element into the drink. You can serve the tiramisu cocktail at the end of a course-meal, as a mix garnished with coffee beans, chocolate flakes and some cocoa powder for that tiramisu finish. Use martini glasses to pour the cocktail with will acquire a rather smooth and thickened texture after the addition of heavy cream.
Many recipes abound for making a tiramisu cocktail at home and you can opt for slight variations like adding a bit of vodka to the drink for more martini-like feels or using orange-flavoured chocolate for a bitter zest. Whatever the variation, the cocktail is bound to taste absolutely delicious and is perfect for pampering your guests!
Read on below for a simple recipe to make a Baileys Tiramisu Cocktail at home:
Mix the hot coffee with the sugar and chocolate until smooth, then leave aside to cool.
Blend the Baileys and biscuit crumbs with four ice cubes in a blender or smoothie maker until smooth.
Put the mascarpone in a bowl, add about a third of the Baileys mixture and mix together with a little balloon whisk until smooth. Fold in the rest with a spoon.
Pour the coffee mixture into two martini cocktail glasses, then spoon over the Baileys mascarpone mix. Dust with the cocoa powder then sprinkle over coffee beans, chocolate flakes and curls.