Baileys, the makers of the most popular Irish cream liqueur in the world, has gone vegan! With the recent launch of Almande, a light but creamy liqueur with an almond milk base, Baileys has created a spirit that is dairy and gluten-free, and after working to remove beeswax from the original recipe, certified vegan.
To celebrate this new release, we had a little soiree here in Los Angeles by doing what Angelenos do best - workout, hang with beautiful celebrities, throw back some boozy smoothies and Instagram the h*ck out of it!
Guests participated in a crazy hard looking class - I safely observed from a distance ;) and then they were treated to light, post workout cocktails created by yours truly!
Since Baileys Almande goes really well with coconut water and a little spice, I thought for one of the cocktails a horchata riff would be perfect for the occasion. The Horchata Almande is a combo of rum, cinnamon spice, coconut water and Almande. Light and refreshing and so easy to make.
1.5 oz Baileys Almande
1 oz Spiced Rum
1 oz Vita Coco Coconut Water
2 oz Cinnamon Spiced Tea (sweetened with tsp sugar and cooled)
Shake all ingredients over ice until nice and frothy. Pour into an ice-filled highball and garnish with a dash of cinnamon.
Baileys discovered that Almande also works really well in smoothies, and as far as post-workout treats go, that was a no brainer. The Spring Fling Smoothie combines strawberries, banana, almond milk and coconut water with creamy Almande, for a low alcohol blended cocktail.
Spring Fling Smoothie - makes 2 drinks
1/2 cup Almond Milk
1/2 cup Coconut Water
2 oz Baileys Almande
1 oz Agave
6-8 Frozen Strawberries
1 cup ice
pinch of salt
In a blender, combine all the ingredients and blend until smooth. Pour contents into a chilled glass.
All photos taken by photographer Eugene Lee c/o Baileys