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getting into the Christmas spirit! [early]

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rosesarered Mon 15-Dec-14 17:23:06

I don't know about you, but we opened a bottle of Baileys 2 weeks ago, and sadly it's all gone now, so another bottle [or two] is needed. I also fancy some advocaat too, and a good Scotch [not to mix, BTW.]Can anyone recommend a good advocaat? tchsmile

Anne58 Mon 15-Dec-14 17:25:26

Baileys is incredibly "moreish" tchgrin

Don't know much about advocaat, but they've got some in Lidl.

rosesarered Mon 15-Dec-14 17:30:12

That's the proble, it IS so moreish [like anything nice.] It also goes well with eating a mince pie [another moreish thing.]

Greyduster Mon 15-Dec-14 18:42:58

I'm still working through last year's Jura but hope to get another bottle this Christmas. We've already made a start on the port though (needed a pick me up!)

annodomini Mon 15-Dec-14 18:50:11

I don't like Bailey's; you can't beat Drambuie for a warming tincture. Cheers!

rubysong Mon 15-Dec-14 19:12:14

I have a recipe somewhere for home made (almost) Baileys. It is made from whisky with condensed (or is it evap?) milk, coffee etc etc. I will look it out if anyone is interested.

durhamjen Mon 15-Dec-14 19:27:08

Made me wish I had a bottle of sloe gin.

Marelli Mon 15-Dec-14 19:34:07

I'm sure I've seen an advert for chocolate Baileys - or was it just a dream? I would LOVE some!

Ana Mon 15-Dec-14 19:46:26

Baileys is OK but a bit sickly. I'd imagine chocolate Baileys would be even more so...tchshock

I think there was a coffee-favoured one we had a couple of years ago.

Soutra Mon 15-Dec-14 19:48:44

Oh thank god it's not just me then!! " Found" last year's bottle of Baileys or what was left of it last week, finished it off so Mr O'Cado brought me another litre and I am sipping it as I write. The thing is I totally associate it with Christmas ,mince pies, Stollen and all things Christmassy!

rosequartz Mon 15-Dec-14 19:56:09

Made me wish I had a bottle of sloe gin. Ooh yes, lovely.

I should have gone sloe picking and made some; DIL and DS may have made some this year so I will have to raid theirs tchwink

Soutra Mon 15-Dec-14 20:03:36

DH insists it needs 3 months to "mature" so our sloes are still in the freezer! Have made a cheeky pomegranate vodka as Christmas presents though < maybe for me however> tchgrin

POGS Mon 15-Dec-14 20:21:32

I like a Tia Maria and Baileys mixed with ice.

If in Tenerife it's Baileys and Honey Rum with ice. Yumm

Marmight Mon 15-Dec-14 20:32:48

I can't stand anything sweet, so give me a huge G&T any time with cucumber................ooh, it's my 2/5 day and I can't have one - soooo tempting.

NanKate Mon 15-Dec-14 21:11:01

A nice glass of ginger wine with a good chunk of ice is a nice start to Christmas.

Judthepud2 Mon 15-Dec-14 21:45:47

The best Bailey's EVER was the mint one brought out several years ago! Best Christmas drink ever. DIL and I have searched the whole of UK for it. Nowhere to be found sad but a little glass of the ordinary one good for helping along the wrapping, as is a little glass of dry sherry and carols on my iPad. Happy Christmas everyone. tchgrin

tiggypiro Mon 15-Dec-14 21:59:39

My sister and I used to have Baileys as 'cooks perks' when we made the Christmas lunch. We didn't give too hoots if anything went wrong !
I think I shall have to test your Tia Maria and Baileys idea Pogs as it sounds rather good. I shall of course have to make sure the proportions are correct which will involve quite a lot of experimentation.

papaoscar Tue 16-Dec-14 10:42:51

Advocaat or Bailey's, supercharged with scotch or brandy, has seen me through many a Christmas crisis, relieved by a large Whisky Mac or two when things quietened down. And for emergency use there was always an enormous dark rum and Blackcurrant lurking in the background. Those were the days. Now its just a tiny drop of dry sherry and sip of mineral water.

loopylou Tue 16-Dec-14 10:50:22

I once had a recipe for making Baileys........tchgrin

Nonnie Tue 16-Dec-14 10:58:18

Not a big fan of Baileys but saw a recipe this morning. Put a good slug of Baileys in a tall glass, top up with double cream and add pretty sprinkles! Bit too rich for me but good for those who like it.

Friend popped in unexpectedly yesterday afternnon with a bottle of prosecco and I had some locally made raspberry essency stuff. Together they made a lovely drink and when the bottle was empty I had completely gone off the idea of wrapping presents! tchhmm

whenim64 Tue 16-Dec-14 11:06:25

Prosecco with Chambord black raspberry liqueur! Is it too early? grin

POGS Tue 16-Dec-14 11:32:22


I probably go for 50/50 with ice.

Experiment away. grin


Crikey that sounds sickly!

nonnasusie Tue 16-Dec-14 11:41:19

I a recipe from a friend for a chocolate (or choc & coffee ) liqueur! The only problem being it's made with 95 per cent alcohol (not available in U.K9 and milk so it doesn't keep!!tchgrin

KatyK Tue 16-Dec-14 15:08:18

You can buy those Baileys chocolate lollipops to stir your coffee with, so you have the taste of Baileys in your drink tchsmile

Ana Tue 16-Dec-14 15:13:40

Perhaps not so good in tea? tchgrin

I don't drink coffee, but I like the flavour!