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Top Cream Liqueurs Nigerians should know

Cream liqueurs are liqueurs that have been combined with dairy cream and other flavorful ingredients. Cream liqueur is different from Crème liqueur which are sweeter and does not have any added dairy cream

What type of alcohol is liqueur?

Liqueurs are a combination of spirits with sugar and flavorings; they are strong, sweet, alcoholic beverages, containing distilled spirits such as brandy, whiskey, and rum.

Liqueurs are the same with liquor because they are both distilled spirits, but liqueurs are sweetened spirits with various flavors and added extracts.

Liquors like Rum , whiskey, brandy are used as a base spirit for liqueurs. Liqueurs were often used medicinally in the past; some herbal liqueurs like Benectidine and Chartreuse were created as remedies for various ailments by alchemists

Liqueurs usually have lower levels of alcohol because of the additives except in some cases. Alcohol percentage of liqueurs can range from 15% to 55%.

Although most liqueurs can be drunk neat straight on the rocks or with ice, they are generally used as part of cocktails, liqueurs have been part of creative and legendary cocktails. Liqueurs come in a wide range of flavors, depending on the additives which are usually fruits . There are cream liqueurs, like Baileys Irish Cream, and crème liqueurs, which are sweeter like crème de cacao.

Cream liqueurs are popular among people who want to enjoy a sweet taste while drinking their alcohol. The creamy and sweet tasting alcohol gives a refreshing experience but don’t be deceived by the sweetness, it can get you high so don’t get carried away by sweet taste.

These are some of the best cream liqueur brands, get on and order these drinks and have them delivered to your doorstep.

  • Molly’s Irish Cream

One of the best tasting cream liqueurs, Molly’s Irish cream is a blend of fresh dairy cream and expertly matured Irish Whiskey, spirits and chocolate flavours. Using state of the art technology, the freshest possible cream from grass fed cows, the cream goes from cow to bottle in less than 48 hours.

Molly’s Irish Cream has toasted coconut, coconut cream and brown spice flavors. It has a milky pale golden brown color.

  • Wild Africa cream

The Wild Africa Cream is inspired by one of Africa’s majestic wild cats, the Leopard. Made from the highest quality ingredients, it is a sophisticated blend of fresh cream, distilled spirits and caramel. The Wild Africa cream is luxuriously blended to perfection with about 70% cream.

It can be enjoyed neat on the rocks or as part of a cocktail.

  • Baileys

The ultimate Irish cream liqueur, Baileys is the most popular cream liqueur brand in the world. A product of long Irish traditions, knowledge in distilling and dairy, Baileys is a combination of triple distilled whiskey and Irish cream.

Baileys is perfect for any occasion, it has a smooth velvety feel in the mouth With the warming sensation of the Irish whiskey.

Baileys is creamy with cocoa and soft vanilla flavours, each bottle is 50% fresh cream.

Enjoy Baileys neat on the rocks or as part of a cocktail.

  • Sheridan’s Liqueur

Launched in 1994, Sheridan’s is a unique blend of coffee, whiskey, white chocolate and nut flavours.

It has a unique bottle design, the bottle has two separate sections, one containing the cream while the other contains the liqueur. This allows drinkers to pour them in their desired proportion and taste.

The perfect combination of Irish milk, whiskey and coffee flavors makes it one of the most favorite liqueurs.

  • Amarula

The Amarula from hand-picked marula fruits from the mystical marula tree that grows uncultivated and only  in one place on the entire planet . The fruit is fermented, double distilled and expertly matured in French oak casks for 2 years before being blended with the finest fresh cream.

Amarula cream is tasty with the marula fruit flavor with a smooth and velvety feel in the mouth.

Amarula is best enjoyed neat on the rocks but it also mixes well and will make an excellent addition to any cocktail.

What are the best ways to enjoy cream liqueur

  1. Straight

Drinking cream liqueur straight on the rocks is the best way to fully appreciate the taste, texture and aroma. You can indulge yourself in the sweet tasting alcohol after a meal.

  • Mixed in Coffee

You can sweeten your coffee with a splash of cream liqueur. Use it to make that brunch event or dinner more interesting.

  • In a Cocktail

Cream liqueurs make a fantastic ingredient in cocktails. Cream liqueurs tend to go well with sweet flavors like chocolate, almond, hazelnut or coffee. bold you can also consider fruity flavors like pineapple purée, orange juice, apple juice.

  • In your baking

add a bit of Bailey’s Irish Cream to your brownies, cupcakes and marshmallows. Or add it to your icing sugar and let it be the icing on the cake.

Cocktails with cream liqueur

Cream liqueurs are great cocktail ingredients, they add smoothness and sweetness to drinks, and here are some cocktails with cream liqueur that you can try.

  1. Alexander

A chocolate cream drink, the origin of this cocktail is not clear but cocktail history states that it’s likely an invention of bartender Troy Alexander of a popular New York lobster restaurant.

The ingredients of this cocktail include

1 part Crème de cacao

2 parts Gin

1 part Sweet cream

Shake the mixture with ice and strain into a glass, you could add some nutmeg if you want.

  • Alexander the Great

Another popular Alexander cocktail brandy, originally  made with vodka, but it can be made much more interesting with cognac or brandy. You  can use whichever you like depending on the occasion.

The ingredients include

1½ parts Brandy/Cognac/ Vodka

½ part Crème de cacao

½ part Coffee liqueur

½ part Sweet cream

Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a glass .

  • Apricot Lady

The Apricot Lady is a tiny, lovely cocktail. It is prepared with a technique called dry shaking.

Dry shaking is when the mixture is shaken without ice, this allows the egg white to capture air bubbles and gain volume.

Ingredients include

1 part Light rum

1 part Apricot liqueur

½ part Egg white

½ part Lime juice

¼ part Orange curaçao

Dry shake the mixture, add ice and shake again till it’s chremove. Like all drinks containing egg, this one should be strained through a fine mesh strainer to remove any little eggy bits from the final drink.

  • The Banshee

Named after the Banshee, an Irish folklore character, this cocktail is creamy and sweet and tastes like bananas. The ingredients for this cocktail are

1½ parts Banana liqueur

1 part Sweet cream

Or Milk

½ part Crème de cacao


Shake the mixture with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.

  • Café du Maine

Created by bartender Ted Kilpatrick, he describes it as a cross between a Milk Punch and an Espresso Martini. This cocktail is made with

1½ parts Cognac/brandy

½ part Coffee liqueur

¾ part Espresso

½ part Vanilla syrup

½ part Sweet cream


Shake the mixture with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. You can garnish it with grated coffee beans if you like.

1 Comment

  1. Thanks.. your explanations are well detailed I have learnt a lot and i can confidently try out this creme liqueur going forward

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