Answering customer requests for a dairy-free option, Baileys has introduced Baileys Almande Almondmilk Liqueur.
Made from sweet almond oil, almond essence (extracted from crushed almonds), cane sugar, and purified water with a touch of real vanilla, Almande is dairy free, gluten free, and vegan friendly.
Packaged in a white bottle with a floral pattern, the new drink’s 13 percent alcohol content is also lower than the 17 percent alcohol content of the original.
And it actually tastes good.
Baileys sells an estimated 82 million bottles each year in over 160 countries. (Somewhere in Ireland, there are some busy cows.) It experiences an annual surge as a traditional holiday gift favorite.
Although the main draw of the flagship standard Baileys is its creaminess and ability to “cushion” other harder spirits, the new Almande sports its own individual, fresh almond flavor, granting it a versatility in mixing. The almond opens up a whole new level of flavor combinations while not being too heavy, especially in the warmer months.
Since this product is so young, there are not many recipes online. The company’s suggested serve is over ice or mixed with coconut water as a cocktail. Here are a couple simple drink suggestions for those more likely to reach for a cocktail shaker than the wheatgrass.
The Orange Milano
- 2 parts Baileys Almande
- 1 part Cointreau
In a rocks glass, pour both over ice and stir. The taste is reminiscent of a popular delightful cookie.
- 1 part Baileys Almande
- 2 parts Feisty Maple & Cinnamon Whiskey
Shake the ingredients to chill and induce frothing, then pour over fresh ice in an Old Fashioned glass. Garnish with a mint sprig or a cinnamon stick.
Some interesting other mixing options are Chambord, Crème de Cacao, or in a frappe with iced coffee.
However you choose to try the new Baileys Almande, you’ll find it a welcome addition to the Baileys family.
Baileys Almande Almondmilk Liqueur was released nationally around May 20. Wyatt’s has it, along with some of its more innovative mixing partners.