Mudslide Cocktail Recipe – Baileys Irish Cream Mudslide

A Mudslide Cocktail Recipe is a decadent mixture of vodka, coffee flavored Kahlua and Bailey’s Irish Cream.

This delicious Baileys Irish cream mudslide recipe is both a drink and a dessert. It is one of my favorite cocktail recipes.Bailey's Irish Cream mudslide cocktail Recipe is a decadent cocktail that can also be used as a dessert. #mudslidecockatil #baileysmudslide

Making Baileys drinks will guarantee one thing for sure – that delicious, rich flavor of Irish Cream. If you enjoy rich tasting cocktails to end your meals, then this mudslide drink recipe is one for you.

You can also use Bailey’s Irish cream in candy recipes. Check out my Baileys Mudslide Truffle Recipe here.

Bailey’s Irish Cream is a great stand alone drink.  The liqueur has a creamy taste that is slightly sweet with an after taste of the alcohol. It’s like a decadent coffee creamer!

I love having a small glass of it after dinner during the holidays for a creamy finish to a meal.Shot of Bailey's Irish Cream

But add in a few more ingredients and you will have a cocktail that will be sure to become a holiday favorite each year.

Making a Baileys Irish Cream Mudslide Cocktail.

Bailey’s Irish Cream liqueur is a rich drink that is great on its own, but the flavor of it lends itself to other cocktails. I also love to use it in recipes. See my Bailey’s Irish Cream Fudge and these Baileys Irish Cream Brownies, as well.

You can use purchased Bailey’s Irish cream, or make your own!  I have a recipe for homemade Baileys Irish Cream here.

This drink fits into the category of decadent cocktails.  I had one for the first time a few years ago when visiting my daughter at Greensboro University and have been hooked ever since

A mudslide is the perfect choice for a rich and creamy cocktail and also makes a great dessert cocktail for those times when you still want to keep drinking but want something sweet and dreamy.

Bailey’s makes a mudslide drink that is pre-made but it can get expensive to make a mudslide this way. This recipe gives you more bang for your dollar and is simple to make and has all the flavor of the retail mix but at much less cost to you.

Ingredients for Mudslide:

To make the mudslide drink recipe at home all you need are a few ingredients:

  • 2 ounces of Bailey’s Irish Cream
  • Schmirnoff vodka
  • A Coffee liqueur such as Kahlua or Godiva Chocolate Liqueur
  • Optional: chocolate syrup and whipped cream

cocktail shaker and Bailey's Irish Cream

Add the Kahlua, Bailey’s and Vodka to a cocktail shaker over ice, give it a good shake and then strain the mixture into a glass.Bailey's Mudslide cocktail

Turning the drink into a chocolate mudslide

For an extra fun look that will make you feel like a professional barista, drizzle the glass with chocolate first.

Bailey's drinks are rich and decadent. Serve them in a glass with a chocolate drizzle for extra flavor.

Just melt some chocolate and add it to a piping bag and drizzle it over the inside of a glass.  Place in the freezer for a while to set and then add your Mudslide cocktail ingredients.

If you don’t have the time (or inclination) to pipe and freeze the chocolate, just drizzle the chocolate inside the glass in a haphazard way.

The lines won’t be a sharp but the drink will still taste great!drizzling a glass with chocolate

How does a Bailey’s mudslide cocktail taste?

This mudslide cocktail is so rich and creamy.  The mixture of the Bailey’s vodka and chocolate liqueur go together beautifully to make a decadent cocktail experience.Bailey's mudslide drink

If you want even more decadence, serve it in a drizzled martini glass with some extra whipped cream for a drink that will make you think you are having dessert!

You will get an extra dose of chocolate from the chocolate in the glass and some extra creaminess from the whipped cream.

If you like the taste of Bailey’s Irish Cream, why not enjoy them with these Bailey’s Irish Cream chocolates, available from Amazon. Then you get both a cocktail AND a dessert.

Would you like a reminder of this recipe for the Bailey’s Irish cream mudslide cocktail? Just pin this image to one of your cocktail boards on Pinterest.

If you are looking for a decadent holiday drink, try this Bailey's Irish cream mudslide cocktail. Just four ingredients and you'll have both cocktails and dessert!

Admin note: This post first appeared on the blog in April of 2013. I have updated the post to add more information, a recipe card, nutritional information, new photos and a video for you to enjoy.

Yield: 1 cocktail

Baileys Irish Cream Mudslide - Chocolate Drink Recipe

Make your own Bailey's Irish cream mudslide with just 3 ingredients

Enjoy the taste of Bailey's Irish cream in a Mudslide cocktail for a rich and decadent drink experience.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 2 ounces of Bailey's Irish Cream
  • 1/2 ounce of Schmirnoff vodka
  • 1/2 ounce of Godiva Chocolate Liqueur (Kahlua also works)
  • Hersheys chocolate syrup for decoration


  1. Add Baileys® Original Irish Cream, Vodka, and chocolate liqueur
  2. Shake with ice and strain into a highball or martini glass.
  3. Serving idea: Pour Hershey's chocolate syrup around the inside rim of a glass or down the sides of the glass and pour in the drink.
  4. You can also add some extra whipped cream and grated chocolate to the top of the drink for extra presentation.


This drink is adapted slightly from Bailey's Recipes.

The calorie count is for the drink in a plain glass. If you drizzle the glass it adds an extra 16 calories to the drink for 1 teaspoon of chocolate syrup. If you add whip cream from an aerosol can, it also adds another 20 calories.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 drink

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 283Total Fat: 9.3gSodium: 0.1mgCarbohydrates: 18.8gSugar: 5.5gProtein: 1.3g

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  4 comments for “Mudslide Cocktail Recipe – Baileys Irish Cream Mudslide

  1. 06/28/2014 at 7:49 pm

    Just saw this on Pinterest! Looks so good… I love anything with Baileys.


    • admin
      06/28/2014 at 8:58 pm

      Hi Julianne. I had mudslides for the first time at a bar recently. They are so good and I wanted to try one myself. Carol

  2. Michelle Thomas
    09/25/2019 at 1:11 pm

    I’m deeply in love with Baileys
    I have the drink online to try and find recipes!! I’m trying to find good recipes not using Vodka!!
    Hopefully I’ll get good recipes from this site?!!!

  3. Kate
    04/24/2020 at 7:28 pm

    How about a nutty Irishman, baileys and frangelica , great when u r in the casino in the morning or anytime

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