My liquid diet consists of coffee and more coffee before I go to work, coffee throughout the day, then beer and finally wine. I wasn't always thus. In the earlier part of my life, I mostly drank tea. Once again, this Christmas just past, my sweetheart has reminded hereself that she likes Baileys. The dog is very partial to it too and pesters if there is the faintest snif of it uncorked in the house. I had to let my sweetheart know there was no way I was going to support her Baileys habit after Christmas. She fould a cheaper alternative, I think about half the cost, that she seems happy with and so does the dog. But I asked myself how difficult it would be to make it in house? According to the Internet, not at all, yet there didn't appear to be the definitive article anywhere I looked. The closest suggested a spoonful of instant coffee, a squirt of chocolate ice cream topping. some double cream and some whisky. How much of each wasn't clear. I gave it a shot, but I didn't have the icecream topping so I melted a couple of chuncks of 70% dark chocolate and added it to a pot of cream with a spoonful of instant coffee and what I'd guessed at a suitable amount of whisky, The tasting passed the dog test, but my sweetheart thought it was a bit strong and, I in turn, thought there was too much chocolate to pass it off easily as Baileys. This isn't to say it wasn't a very nice drink in it's own right if you like that sort of thing. Has anyone tried this themselves and fared better, or has a decent and affordable recipe for an alcoholic cocktail that will entertain my wife and my dog, and keep them away from the beer and wine that I prefer to drink?