Pocket: Baileys nails the “natural taste” part of the equation with its authentically flavored Apple Pie

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Baileys Apple Torto

Their words

“Apple Pie is a timeless dessert, widely loved throughout America for its touching, nostalgic taste. This fall, Baileys invites you to gather with round friends and enjoy the taste of freshly baked Apple Pie in the fashion mixed with Irish sour cream. Baileys Apple Pie is the perfect autumn treat to enjoy as a drink over ice, in tea and over ice — a classic taste for a modern adult. ”

Taste notes

There’s a proverb from ancient times — the 1970s, if you’re curious — that says “If it’s not broken, don’t fix it.” (For the curious, variations of this proverb include “Leave pretty well alone” and “Never change the roll system”, both of which are shorthand for, according to ye olde Wiktionary, “Leave something alone; avoid trying to correct, fix., Or improve that, which is already enough (often with the implication that the proven improvement is risky and may go awry). “

This proverb is obviously not glued to a wall at the Baileys Irish Cream distilleries in Ireland. When first released on the world back in 1971, Baileys came in one flavor – cream, Irish whiskey and cocoa. Sometime in the early 2000s the experimentation began, starting with mint chocolate and cream caramel varieties in 2005, followed by offerings that ripped on everything from coffee, hazelnut, and biscuits, to vanilla cinnamon, red velvet cake, coffee milk, pumpkin. spice, and salted caramel.

The great thing about Baileys Apple Pie is that it actually smells like fresh sliced ​​apples. Or maybe it’s a freshly baked apple pie like Mom’s because that’s what it’s used to do — supposedly, that’s because your mother actually baked, as opposed to a load once a week at Costco. Drink it straight and the apples are in front and in the middle, to the point where you’ll start thinking about summers in the Okanagan orchards rather than fall monsoons in watery Greater Vancouver. Whether real or imagined, the very mention of apple pie brings lively associations – cinnamon sticks and fresh ginger also make a passing look.

Thinking there’s some truth in the “Natural Taste” list in the ingredients, Baileys Apple Pie legally tastes like something created in a cozy kitchen in rural Ireland — as opposed to something whipped up by a team of white-coated flavors. Riverside, California Laboratory. Added bonus: recreating the flavor of an all-American apple pie, they wisely decided that the last thing anyone wanted was a slice of melted cheddar cheese on top.

Cocktail Time

Just because you can drink Baileys Apple Pie directly or in coffee, or pour it over a slice of cake, that doesn’t mean you have to. Instead venture out with this recipe from famous Instagram food content creator Abhishek Dekate.

Cardamom-Spiced Baileys Apple Torto Martini

1 oz. Baileys Apple Torto
1 oz. vodka
3/4 oz. simple cardamom syrup
Cinnamon sugar margin
Whipped cream
Cinnamon sticks

Combine Baileys Apple Pie, vodka and cardamom simple syrup in a cocktail. Shake, strain, garnish and enjoy.

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