Belfast Beauty
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Belfast Beauty
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The Belfast Beauty is a creamy and indulgent cocktail that combines Bailey's, a popular Irish cream, with smooth and rich cognac. This cocktail takes its inspiration from the city of ... more The Belfast Beauty is a creamy and indulgent cocktail that combines Bailey's, a popular Irish cream, with smooth and rich cognac. This cocktail takes its inspiration from the city of Belfast, known for its lively pubs and famous Irish whiskey. The Bailey's adds a sweet and subtle creaminess to the drink, while the cognac adds depth and a slight hint of oak. This combination of ingredients results in a dessert-like drink that is perfect for sipping on a cold winter night. The Belfast Beauty is a smooth and sophisticated cocktail that pays homage to Irish heritage and the city of Belfast.
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28.5% | 1.71 units *

Brandy glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Belfast Beauty

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Pour a shot of Baileys into a brandy glass, add ice cubes and slowly pour in the Hennessy
Stir and serve

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FAQ's

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the ideal glass for serving a Belfast Beauty?

The Belfast Beauty is best served in a brandy glass. This type of glass enhances the aroma and taste of the cognac and Bailey's, providing an elegant presentation.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of a Belfast Beauty compare to other cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 28.5%, the Belfast Beauty falls into the moderate to high alcohol content category among cocktails. It's stronger than a standard glass of wine (around 12%) but less potent than a straight shot of cognac or Bailey's, which can be around 40% alcohol by volume.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Should the Belfast Beauty be shaken or stirred?

The Belfast Beauty should be stirred, not shaken. Stirring gently combines the Bailey's and cognac without introducing too much air, resulting in a smoother, well-integrated drink.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute anything for Bailey's in the Belfast Beauty?

If you want to substitute Bailey's, you can consider other cream liqueurs with a similar texture and sweetness profile, such as Carolans or Coole Swan. However, this will slightly alter the flavor profile of the original Belfast Beauty.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

Are there any recommended customizations for a Belfast Beauty to enhance its flavor?

To customize and enhance the flavor of a Belfast Beauty, you might consider adding a dash of vanilla extract or cinnamon for a spicy twist. Garnishing with a sprinkle of cocoa powder or a cinnamon stick can also add an aromatic finish to the cocktail.

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