If you’re a fan of drinks that taste more like dessert, the easiest way to satisfy your tastebuds is by adding Baileys to your morning coffee, whipping up a cocktail with the popular liqueur or maybe even pouring it over ice cream.
Now, there’s a guilt-free way to enjoy the drink: Baileys Deliciously Light, made with 40% less sugar and 40% fewer calories than Baileys Original Irish Cream. Baileys says the new Deliciously Light version has a similar flavor to the original and includes cream from Ireland combined with Irish whiskey, fine spirits and rich cocoa and vanilla flavors.
The new liqueur has 139 calories per 2.5 fl. oz., compared to the original, which has 233 calories. You can find it in stores nationwide for around $24.99 per 750 ml bottle. Or, you can order it in a kit from Cocktail Courier, which also includes other goodies depending on which of the four kits you choose. Make coffee or boba Baileys cocktails, for example.
If you’re watching your diet or counting calories when it comes to your favorite cocktails, Baileys is not the only brand cutting calories and sugar from their products.
Both Smirnoff and Ketel One now have sugar-free flavored vodkas that also have no carbs, but are still around 30% alcohol by volume. Both come in three flavors, with Ketel One offering Grapefruit & Rose, Cucumber & Mint and Peach & Orange Blossom, and Smirnoff offering Watermelon & Mint, Cucumber & Lime and Strawberry & Rose.
Do you try to watch your calories and sugar intake when enjoying your favorite cocktails?