Recipes from the Lab

Cream Liqueur with Black Coffee Ice Ball

From fruity to bitter, rich to spicy, liqueurs come in a wide range of flavors, textures and styles. While popular as components of other cocktails, many people shy away from drinking them on their own due to the sweetness many possess.

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By pairing a rich cream liqueur with a black coffee ice ball, you’ll find the bitterness of the black coffee helps balance the sweetness and makes for a beautiful and dramatic presentation. Cold brew or regular brewed coffee can be used to make the ice ball, but be sure to use black-unsweetened coffee to balance the drink.


2 ½ ounces cream liqueur (like Baileys®, Whisper Creek Tennessee Sipping Cream®, etc.)
1 black coffee ice ball (see recipe below)


Rocks glass, Whiskey Ice Co. Spherical Ice Ball Maker, 1/2 oz. 1 1/2 oz. Professional Stainless Jigger

To Make Black Coffee Ice Ball:

Take strong black coffee and chill before filling your Whiskey Ice Co. Ice Mold to the top of the logo. Freeze until solid and form an ice ball using your Whiskey Ice Co. Spherical Ice Ball Maker.

Place your black coffee ice ball in your rocks glass and slowly pour your room temperature cream liqueur over top. Swirl to chill and always enjoy responsibly.