A cream liqueur based on Irish whiskey and made with cream, sugar and cocoa. Irish creams range from creamy to milky; and the color varies from pale brown to beige. Bailey's is the original and most widely known brand, and was introduced in 1974. Other popular brands include Carolans, O'Casey's and St. Brendan's.
There are some "light" Irish creams that have approximately 2% less alcohol, a bit less calories, and a lighter texture than the original version.
Season: available year-round