Cream liqueurs are an absolutely essential part of every bar. Back in the day, cream liqueurs were straightforward: take your favorite Irish whiskey and mix it with some high-quality dairy cream.
Nowadays, there’s an endless variety of cream liqueur made with different spirits like rums, vodkas, tequilas, and even gin. With such wide types to choose from, picking just one is daunting.
That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the 27 best cream liqueur products on the market to help you find a cream liqueur that meets your needs.
Baileys Irish Cream
Regarding cream liquors, Bailey's Original Irish Cream is a bar staple. The original recipe includes Irish whiskey, Irish dairy cream, chocolate, and vanilla.
Bailey's also offers a variety of Irish cream beverages, such as their Deliciously Light variety which contains 40% fewer calories and 40% less sugar, and the vegan Bailey's Almande, which is made with almond milk and goes great in chai.
RumChata is the perfect cream liqueur for tropical vibes and a party mood. RumChata combines Caribbean rum with Mexican Horchata to create this sweet, smooth, cinnamon and vanilla-flavored beverage. Enjoy it on its own, on the rocks, in a root beer, or even warm with coffee or hot chocolate.
Tequila rose is one of the world's best-selling strawberry cream liquors. It is the first cream liqueur beverage made with a spirit other than Irish whiskey. Tequila rose combines tequila and strawberry cream for a bold, exotic, and thrilling taste. Enjoy it chilled in a cocktail or an adult milkshake.
Disaronno Liqueur Velvet Cream
Disaronno velvet is a new cream liquor beverage offered by the iconic Italian liqueur producer, Disaronno. This 500-year-old liquor Company went above and beyond with their cream liquor product by adding flavors of almond, Madagascar vanilla bean, and caramelized sugar with fresh cream. The result is complex and velvety with a long finish.
Bacardi Coquito Coconut Cream Liqueur
Bacardi Coquito coconut cream liqueur is a rum-based cream liquor beverage that mixes Bacardi superior rum with Coquito, a traditional Puerto Rican holiday drink. The resulting liquid contains delicious Caribbean holiday flavors like silky coconut, toasted spices, vanilla, and cinnamon. This is ready to drink Coquito recipe, so you can enjoy it straight out of the bottle or over ice.
Five Farms Irish Cream Liqueur
Five Farms Irish Cream Liqueur is an award-winning, family-owned, farm-to-table cream liqueur beverage. In 2018, Five Farms Irish Cream Liqueur won the Ultimate Spirits Challenge Chairman's Trophy and was awarded 97 points for being extraordinary and the ultimate recommendation. It was awarded for the inviting notes of butterscotch caramel fondue and vanilla bean.
Amarula Cream Liqueur
Amarula Original Cream Liqueur is made with spirits from the Marula fruit of sub-equatorial Africa. After being distilled and aged in French Oak for two years, the spirit is blended with cream to produce fresh, smooth, velvety, and well-rounded flavors that make Amarula. This drink is best served chilled or over ice and can also be used in a cocktail.ABV: 17%
Licor Mozart Chocolate Cream
Mozart's chocolate cream liqueur is a four-time award-winning cream liquor product made with milk chocolate liqueur Belgian chocolate and cream. The beverage has aromatic flavor notes of vanilla and cocoa. This chocolate cream liqueur is a full-body cream liqueur with a glistening deep chocolate brown color and a creamy and smooth feel.ABV: 17%
Somrus Chai Cream Liqueur
Somrus Chai Cream Liqueur blends handcrafted rum, creamy Wisconsin dairy, and eastern spices and nuts to produce a drink that is smooth, light, and layered in flavor. The beverage contains cardamom, sweet almond, pistachio, rose, honied saffron, turmeric, and five-times distilled handcrafted rum with Wisconsin dairy cream. Enjoy it chilled, over ice, or in a cocktail.ABV: 13.5%
Bailey's Irish Cream Liqueur Salted Caramel
Although Bailey's Salted Caramel is just a flavored version of Bailey's Original Irish Cream, it's tasty enough to deserve its own spot on this list. Bailey's Salted Caramel combines Baileys Original Irish Cream with caramel in a pinch of salt to produce the deliciously sweet and festive beverage. Enjoy it hotABV: 17%
Fulton's Harvest Pumpkin Pie Cream Liqueur
Fulton's Harvest Pumpkin Pie Cream Liqueur is a seasonal cream liqueur beverage from September through November. Based in Kentucky, this pie-themed cream liqueur beverage is made with an irresistible blend of pumpkin, nutmeg, brown sugar, and cream liqueur. This ready-to-drink beverage is perfect for enjoying the crisp, bright, brilliant fall weather.ABV: 12.5%
Carolan's Finest Irish Cream Liqueur
Carolan's Original Irish Cream is one of the largest Irish cream brands in the world, made with the finest Irish whiskey, fresh cream, and naturally sweetened with honey. This basic Irish cream beverage is perfect for adding to several different creamy cocktails, like the nutty Irishman's shot, the Lucky shake, the Irish beer floats, or a chocolatini.ABV: 17%
Sheridan's Coffee Layered Liqueur
Sheridan's Coffee Layered Liqueur, also known as Sheridan's Original Double Liquor, is a unique beverage because the bottle contains two different liquors. The bottle includes two separate compartments separated by a glass wall with a chocolate-coffee liqueur with a whiskey base on one side and a vanilla cream liqueur on the other. The two liquors are meant to be layered on top of one another to make a cocktail.ABV: 15.5%
Emmets Irish Cream
Emmet's Irish Cream is a sweet and creamy beverage with vanilla notes that help it pair excellently with coffee and desserts. The drink has scent notes of nougat and coconut fudge, with tasting notes of coconut, pecans, and dried fruit. Has a smooth and creamy mouthfeel and is enjoyably chilled, on ice, in coffee, or in a cocktail.ABV: 17%
Dekuyper Crème de Cacao Dark Liqueur
Dekupyr Creme to Cacao Dark Liqueur is an intensely flavored chocolate liqueur that pairs splendidly with desserts, poured over ice, or stirred into hot coffee or espresso. Dekupyr's Cordials & Liqueurs have a heritage that dates back to more than 300 years and has been at the forefront of the spirits industry throughout its history.ABV: 54%
Blue Chair Bay Pineapple Rum Cream
Blue Chair Bay pineapple rum cream is a fresh juicy pineapple rum-based cream liqueur with an unforgettably refreshing taste and smooth finish. It has a naturally opaque white pearl look, a pineapple aroma, and a hint of coconut. It's the perfect drink to whisk you away to a tropical paradise.ABV: 15%
Jackson Morgan Salted Caramel
Jackson Morgan's southern cream salted caramel liqueur is a five-time award-winning caramel flavored cream made with rich caramel American dairy cream and Tennessee whiskey. It can be enjoyed on its own, over ice, in a hot coffee on a cool autumn afternoon, and in a cocktail. It can even be used in a number of desserts such as Sundae, boozy cupcakes, or mixed into icing.ABV: 15%
Ricura Horchata Cream Liqueur
Ricura Horchata cream liqueur is an award-winning Horchata-inspired rum-based cream liquor beverage from Puerto Rico. The preferred has flavor notes of vanilla, cinnamon, and rum but fewer calories and half the fat of its competitors. Ricura is ideally paired with desserts, chocolates, or coffee. Enjoy it over ice or in a cocktail.ABV: 12.5%
Black Button Bespoke Bourbon Cream
A love letter to New York State agriculture, this five-time award-winning bourbon-based cream liqueur mixes small-batch bourbon from New York with fresh New York State dairy cream to create a warm, luxurious cream beverage. Bespoke Bourbon Cream is ultra-pasteurized and shelf-stable for up to a year with no refrigeration, making it perfect for your bar pantry.ABV: 15%
Sugarlands Appalachian Sippin Butter Pecan Cream Liqueur
The Sugarland Appalachian Butter Pecan flavored Sipping cream is the perfect cream liqueur to help you enjoy the winter holiday season. The beverage has a smooth aroma of toasted praline and vanilla, with flavors of buttery toasted pecans and a lingering brulée aftertaste. Mix it with your morning coffee, your evening bourbon, or serve with ice cream and your favorite cookie.ABV: 20%
Carolans Salted Caramel
Carolan's salted caramel is the caramel-flavored equivalent of their original Irish whiskey. In this derivation, Irish whiskey and fresh farm cream are blended with rich caramel and a hint of salt to bring out the flavors. The resulting mixture is decadent, velvety smooth, and rich to taste.ABV: 17%
O'Mara's Irish Cream
O'mara's Country Cream is an Ireland-based, award-winning Irish Cream beverage. It's made with whiskey and fresh dairy cream from farms in Ireland. O'mara incorporates fine wine into its blend, which provides a distinct flavor but no harsh aftertaste. It has rich chocolate notes with a zesty orange finish.ABV: 9%
Tippy Cow Peppermint Bark Rum Cream
Tippy cow peppermint bark rum cream is a seasonal holiday rum-based liquor beverage created by Midwest customs bottling, the same company that owns RumChata. The peppermint bark flavored rum cream is sweet but not overbearing, with aromas of chocolate and mint. It is lightly creamy but on the run your side and tastes of Andes mint. It is the ultimate holiday beverage.ABV: 14%
Pinaq Liqueur Colada
Pinaq Colada is a tropical liquor beverage made from Jamaican rum, fresh Dutch cream, and premium Dutch vodka. The beverage has sent notes of coconut vanilla pineapple rum and a slight hint of caramel. It has a smooth and creamy texture with real coconut extracts and Delicately blended pineapples. The Jamaican rum and vanilla lend the drink its wonderful aftertaste.ABV: 17%
Coco Sky Coconut Cream Liqueur
Based in Florida, The Coco sky coconut cream liqueur is a unique all-natural gluten-free, preservative-free, low-calorie gin-based cream created with fresh coconut water, fresh cream, and premium gin infused with proprietary botanicals. And Coco sky coconut cream liqueur is shelf stable for up to one year and does not need to be refrigerated.ABV: 15%
Wray & Nephew Rum Cream Liqueur
Based in Jamaica, Wray & Nephew's Raman Kreme liquor is a glamorous and tropical beverage made with premium aged Jamaican spices, rich dairy cream, and exotic Jamaican fruits. Wray & Nephews used an overproof white rum distilled and bottled in Jamaica for nearly 200 years. Today, they are the top rum sellers in Jamaica.ABV: 15%
Somrus Mango Cream Liqueur
Somrus' Mango cream liquor Mary's sweet tropical taste of mango with handcrafted rum and dairy cream delivers a sensational taste inspired by the popular Indian drink mango lassi. The drink uses Alfonso mangoes, five times distilled handcrafted rum, and real Wisconsin dairy cream. Enjoy it chilled over ice or as a mango colada, margarita, or mangotini.ABV: 13.5%
Now that you have a better understanding of the best cream liqueurs available today, you should be able to pick out a cream liqueur that you will enjoy, whether it’s made with whiskey, rum, vodka, tequila, or gin.
If you enjoy any of the cream liqueurs listed above, or if there are others you think should be on this list, let us know in the comments below.
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