Moonshine Baileys Recipe

Moonshine Baileys Recipe

Are you a believer that coffee is truly complete without a shot of Baileys? Why not make your own? Check out our Moonshine Baileys recipe! 

What is Baileys Irish Cream?



Baileys Irish Cream is a creamy liqueur that originated in Ireland. It is a blend of smooth Irish whiskey and rich Irish dairy cream, along with a touch of chocolate and vanilla flavors.

Baileys has become a popular choice for adding a delicious twist to coffee or cocktails, and it is also commonly enjoyed on its own over ice.

With its indulgent and luxurious taste, Baileys has become a beloved staple in many bars and households worldwide.

What is Moonshine?



Moonshine is a high-proof, homemade liquor that is typically produced illegally. It is usually made from corn, sugar, water, and yeast, then distilled and aged to produce a potent and unregulated alcohol.

Moonshine has a clear appearance and a strong, sometimes harsh flavor due to its high alcohol content. It is often associated with American history and prohibition, as it was commonly produced and distributed illicitly during that time.

In fact, the term 'moonshine' was coined because this spirit was often made 'by the light of the moon' to avoid detection. 

With this in mind, so-called supermarket moonshines are not really moonshine at all. They are simply high-proof spirits. 

How to Make Moonshine


The process of making traditional moonshine involves fermenting the raw ingredients, distilling the alcohol, and then aging it to develop its distinct flavor.


Making moonshine at home has has a surge in popularity recently. Moonshine stills have become compact, easier to assemble and use. In addition, many grain kits are available to make moonshine as easy a process as possible. 





Equipment Needed



When it comes to tackling a new project or activity, having the right equipment is essential for success.

Whether you're cooking a new recipe, starting a home workout routine, or learning how to make moonshine, having the necessary tools and gear can make all the difference.

A great option for getting started making moonshine is the Moonshine Cherry Duo. This kit includes our best-selling Moonshine Cherry air still as well as a 1-gallon fermentor. It is the perfect set to get started making moonshine at home. 




Whether you're a beginner shiner or a seasoned pro, understanding the role of ingredients is essential for creating successful and satisfying dishes.

Condensed Milk

Condensed milk is a versatile ingredient that has many uses in cooking and baking. It is commonly used as a sweetener, adding a rich and creamy sweetness to various dishes and cocktails.

Its thick and sweet nature makes it a key ingredient in rich and indulgent treats. Condensed milk can also be used to make creamy custards, caramel sauce, and various types of pies and tarts.

There are several types of condensed milk available, including regular, low-fat, and sweetened condensed milk. Each type has its specific applications in recipes.

Regular condensed milk is the most versatile and is commonly used in a wide range of recipes. Low-fat condensed milk is a lighter alternative but still provides the same richness and sweetness. Sweetened condensed milk is ideal for desserts and sweet treats, as it has sugar added to it, making it even sweeter and more indulgent.


Heavy Cream

Heavy cream plays a crucial role in Moonshine Baileys, contributing to its richness and creaminess. It is a key ingredient, essential for achieving the desired texture and flavor.

The heavy cream's high fat content adds a luxurious mouthfeel and creamy consistency to the liqueur, enhancing the overall taste and making it velvety smooth.





Moonshine is a key ingredient in moonshine Baileys. Moonshine's signature kick and burn compliment the rich and creamy sweetness of the heavy cream and condensed milk to make a truly delicious liquer. 

While you can buy high proof spirits in many locations, there is just something so much better about making your own. 


Vanilla Extract 


The use of vanilla extract is optional, so feel free to adjust the amount to suit your taste preferences. Remember to mix it in thoroughly to ensure it is well incorporated into the cocktails.


Chocolate Syrup or Coffee Flavorings (optional)

For homemade Baileys, you can enhance the flavor with a variety of options. For a richer and more decadent chocolate flavor, add 1-2 tablespoons of chocolate syrup to the recipe. This will give the drink a smoother texture and a more intense chocolate taste.

If you prefer a more robust and slightly bitter flavor, incorporate 1-2 teaspoons of espresso powder. The coffee flavor will complement the chocolate and add depth to the overall taste of the drink.

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If you are a fan of mint, you can add a splash of Peppermint moonshine to the mix. This will give the drink a refreshing minty flavor and a subtle kick. Simply pour 1-2 tablespoons of Peppermint Moonshine into the mixture and stir well to incorporate the flavor.

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Incorporating these flavorings into the Moonshine Baileys will enhance the taste by adding layers of flavor and complexity.

The chocolate syrup will make the drink creamier and sweeter, the espresso powder will add a hint of bitterness, and the Peppermint Moonshine will give a refreshing minty kick.


Instant Coffee (optional)

To enhance the flavor of homemade Baileys liqueur with instant coffee granules, start by preparing the base recipe for the Baileys liqueur. Once the base ingredients, such as Irish whiskey, sweetened condensed milk, heavy cream, and vanilla extract, are combined, you can add instant coffee granules to intensify the coffee flavor.

To incorporate instant coffee granules into the Baileys moonshine, dissolve a few teaspoons of the granules in a small amount of hot water before adding them to the mixture. This will ensure that the granules completely dissolve and distribute evenly throughout the liqueur.

The instant coffee granules are optional in this recipe, but they can greatly enhance the depth and richness of the coffee flavor in the homemade Baileys liqueur. The concentrated nature of instant coffee granules makes them perfect for adding a bold coffee taste without diluting the drink.

To add instant coffee to your Moonshine Baileys, first add a tablespoon of instant coffee to 1 cup of boiling water to dissolve the coffee granules completely. Once your coffee has cooled down completely you can add it to your moonshine. Add slowly tablespoon by tablespoon until you have reached your desired taste. 

By adding instant coffee granules to the base recipe, you can elevate the flavor of the homemade Baileys liqueur and create a more intense coffee experience. Whether you choose to include instant coffee granules or not, your homemade Baileys liqueur will be delicious and satisfying. Enjoy!

What is a Moonshine Baileys Recipe?




A Moonshine Baileys recipe is a homemade drink that combines the smooth and creamy flavor of traditional Baileys Irish Cream with the kick of moonshine.

To make this delicious concoction, you will need the following ingredients: 1 cup of moonshine or substitute alcohol, 1 can of sweetened condensed milk, 1 cup of heavy cream, 2 tablespoons of chocolate syrup, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt.


Using moonshine or a substitute alcohol in a Baileys recipe adds a unique twist to the classic drink, making it perfect for those who enjoy a bit of extra kick in their cocktails. Cheers to creating your own homemade Moonshine Baileys and other delicious moonshine concoctions!