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Lucky Irishman


This cocktail couldn't be simpler. Baileys Irish Cream and Jameson Whiskey - Irish of course! Pour the two over ice and voila!
  • Serves: 1
  • Active Time: 2 mins
  • Total Time: 2 mins
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  • Success Rating: 100% (?)
    0% - I fed it to the dog


Step 1: Mixing the Bailey's and Irish Whiskey

Mixing the Bailey's and Irish Whiskey
  • 1 oz Baileys Irish Cream (or any other Irish Cream)
  • 1 oz Jameson Irish Whiskey
  • ice


Fill your glass with some ice. Pour the Jamesons Irish Whiskey over the ice, followed by a shot of the Baileys Irish Whiskey. Stir and serve immediately.

Chef's Notes

This is one of my favorite drinks. I was first introduced to this Irish drink, by my friend Leah Nesbitt, way back when we were in culinary school together. I still think of her every time I drink one.


  • Brenda L
    Brenda L
    I thought this recipe had coffee in it. This is a common drink in San Francisco and I've always had it with coffee, The recipe clearly says there is none, I'm shocked, is this a mistake?
  • Dawn T
    Dawn T
    Good question Brenda, since this particular cocktail doesn't contain coffee — though there are many similar versions that do — I have changed the name (to be honest, I am not sure why the word "coffee" was in the title in the first place — maybe I had had too many when I entered the recipe...ha ha!). Cheers!
  • Judy P
    Judy P
    There is a drink called a "hot nutty irish". It does have coffee but also adds some amaretto. True "Irish" coffee combines whiskey and coffee as a stand alone.
  • Lisa W
    Lisa W
    I know that this is 4yrs after the fact, but there's also an amazing hot coffee drink called a Nutty Irishman, one cup of coffee with equal pours of Bailey's Irish Cream and Frangelica, 1 to 1 1/2 ounce each, topped with fresh whipped cream... yummy!
  • Justin E
    Justin E
    I made it with Jameson and Baileys pumkin spice sipping on it now and it tastes like eggnog with about 1oz james and 1/2 ish of baileys
  • Hanna U
    Hanna U
    This is my first comment and the first recipe I am trying out on Rouxbe as a new member! Glad to say I struck gold since both Baileys and Whiskey was in the liquor cupboard and I found an icetray after looking for it so this evening I am enjoying a Lucky Irishman. Cheers!
  • Theresa F
    Theresa F
    I feel like this recipe needs a video instructional... I love Rouxbe !!!!

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