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Dessert Coffee with Bailey’s Pumpkin Spice Liqueur

By Creativeculinary @CreativCulinary

Dessert Coffee with Bailey’s Pumpkin Spice Liqueur

I agreed to sample a bottle of Baileys Pumpkin Spice Irish Cream Liqueur and have to admit I did it with a bit of trepidation; not just because I wondered what it would taste like but also because I'm not much for jumping on a bandwagon and I want to be careful about the products and brands I promote that are taking advantage of a trend.

I honestly wish we could move beyond this whole 'Pumpkin Spice' thing that I'm blaming Starbucks for. I use cinnamon and nutmeg in lots of foods and cocktails I prepare but I don't just associate them with Pumpkin. The popularity of their Pumpkin Spice Latte has seen a proliferation of grocery items carrying the 'Pumpkin Spice' label and this year it seems to have gone over the top. A friend saw Pumpkin Spice Gouda Cheese at her grocery store. Yes...I think that fits 'over the top' pretty perfectly...don't you?

Dessert Coffee with Bailey’s Pumpkin Spice Liqueur

So the first thing I did was to check ingredients, even before I tasted the contents of the bottle. And guess I guessed, not a drop of pumpkin! This rich liqueur blends the flavors of sweet cinnamon and baking spices with maple, brown sugar, vanilla and coffee. Although I wanted to make a coffee based cocktail; when I tried it straight, I loved those warm spices with the sweet notes and could easily imagine this as a nightcap all by itself, either straight up or my preference of on the rocks.

I wanted to make an indulgent after dinner dessert coffee and this fit the bill. Shh...don't tell but I might have had an after breakfast dessert coffee this know, all for the sake of science and making sure it turned out as good as the ingredients I had put in it. I did it for you. 🙂

Dessert Coffee with Bailey’s Pumpkin Spice Liqueur

While Baileys had actually provided me with a recipe to use, when I decided to go the dessert route I upped the game a bit. Their milk became my half and half and I figured why stop there? I had just enough whipping cream in the fridge to top a couple of cocktails so I whipped it up with a bit of the Bailey's Pumpkin Spice Irish Cream Liqueur to flavor it and added a dollop to the top of each coffee. Some warm caramel sauce, a cinnamon stick and some fresh grated cinnamon were the perfect final touch. I made two cocktails. It was all I could do to just drink one!

This is one specialty liqueur I really do recommend...there's nothing pumpkin about it!

Serves 2 Servings

10 minPrep Time

10 minTotal Time

Dessert Coffee with Bailey’s Pumpkin Spice Liqueur

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  • 4 oz Brewed Coffee (hot)
  • 4 oz Baileys® Pumpkin Spice Liqueur
  • 2 oz Half and Half
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 1 Tablespoon Baileys® Pumpkin Spice Liqueur
  • Caramel sauce, warmed
  • Cinnamon Sticks
  • Fresh Grated Cinnamon or Nutmeg


  1. Combine the coffee, Baileys® Pumpkin Spice Liqueur and half and half in a container and stir. Pour into 2 coffee mugs.
  2. Combine the whipping cream and Baileys® Pumpkin Spice Liqueur and whip until firm. Top the coffee with the whipping cream, drizzle with warmed caramel sauce and garnish with a cinnamon stick and freshly grated cinnamon.


I was provided with a bottle of Bailey's Pumpkin Spice Liqueur
for this post however all commentary is my own.

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