Smooth and rich, the Baileys Oreo Cocktail with ice cream, vanilla vodka, Baileys, and Oreos is a delicious boozy dessert!
The Oreo Cocktail with Bailey’s is a delight, both as a drink or as an after-dinner dessert!
Who invented the Oreo cocktail? No one knows! But I surely changed this recipe a few times and tried different variants at the best London bars.
But the combination of Oreos and Baileys is the perfect cocktail! That’s why Oreo Cocktail is [email protected] signature cocktail. It’s also popular at TGI Friday’s.
Oreos are amazing! So is their history!
In 1898, the National Biscuit Company or Nabisco was formed by the merging of several baking companies. And in 1912, two chocolate discs with a layer of white creme between them was created and called the Oreo Biscuit.
There is speculation that the Oreo was modeled on the Hydrox biscuit created by Jacob Loose of the Sunshine Biscuits company in 1908, but Nabisco says otherwise.
Of course, the Oreo biscuit, was renamed as the Oreo Sandwich in 1921,the Oreo Crème Sandwich in 1948; and Oreo Chocolate Sandwich Cookie in 1974, which it’s still called to this date.
The white creme fillings changed over time too, with the current filling being a creation of Sam Porcello, the principal food scientist at Nabisco.
A 100 years later, the dry biscuits and moist filling are still as popular!
Baileys is delicious too!
Baileys was invented by Tom Jago, David Gluckman, and Hugh Seymour-Davies in 1973.
Why was it created?
According to Jago, it was invented in an effort to use up the excess of cream produced at one of Gilbey’s sister companies in Cork, Ireland.
And the rest as they say is history! The two-billionth bottle of Baileys Irish Cream was sold in Jan 2020.
Now, put Baileys and Oreos together and you’re in dessert heaven!
Recipe Pointers For Oreo Cocktail
- If you’re not a fan of mint you can skip it or replace it with banana liquor.
- If you don’t want Baileys, you can use Kahlua or Frangelico liqueur.
- Top the glass with a sprig of mint and whole or crushed Oreos before serving!
- Or drizzle with chocolate sprinkles, chocolate syrup, or fudge sauce!
- Want smaller portions for dinner parties? Use shot glasses and serve as Oreo Shots instead!
FAQs about Oreo Cocktail with Baileys
Is this the same as the Cookies and Cream cocktail?
This Oreo cocktail recipe is almost the same as the cookies and cream cocktail. The only difference is that the cookies and cream cocktail uses cream instead of ice cream.
What does Oreo mean?
There are different stories about the meaning of the word Oreo. It could have been derived from the French ‘or’ meaning gold, or from the Greek meaning ‘mountain’.
According to food writer Stella Parks, many of Nabisco’s cookies from those days had botanical names such as Lotus, Helicon, and Avena. So the name Oreo could have been derived from the Latin word Oreodaphne which is a type of laurel plant.
What’s an Oreo Martini?
An Oreo Cookie Martini is a different take on the Oreo Cocktail or the Cookies and Cream Cocktail. It’s made with cream, vanilla vodka, and creme de cacao. Some recipes also include white chocolate liqueur.
Can I make a non-alcoholic Oreo Cocktail?
Yes, to make a non-alcoholic Oreo cocktail, simply replace the Baileys, Vodka, and Peppermint Liqueur with cold milk.
- 2 shots of Baileys
- 1 shot of vanilla vodka
- 1/2 shot of peppermint liqueur
- 1 shot of milk (2% regular)
- 2 medium scoops of vanilla ice cream
- 5 oreo cookies
- Put all your ingredients into a blender along with about 6 oz of ice. Blend until smooth.
- Serve in a chilled hurricane glass with a straw. Garnish with fresh mint if you wish.
If you're not a fan of mint you can skip it or replace it with banana liquor.
If you only have martini glasses reduce the amount of ice cream by half to make the cocktail less creamy.