kirsten smith valentines day baileysNewsflash: there’s a reason it’s now referred to as “Singles’ Awareness Day.”  Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and I’m not sure if you know, but I have zero to negative interest in it.  The last Valentine’s I actually remember involved breaking up on an airplane on the way back from Los Angeles.  Needless to say, I don’t really have any vested interest in celebrating it this year either.  Rather than sulk in dirty sweats (I don’t own any) and drown myself in a pool of tears, I’ve taken the initiative to use Valentine’s Day as a day to dedicate to my own health and well being.  That would include having a cocktail.  Preferably a cocktail that includes many things I like- chocolate, caramel, and bubbles.  As mentioned, I have a bit of a reputation for falling asleep standing upright, so when I was asked to put together a cocktail for Bailey’s I knew it would need a healthy dose of caffeine.  Below, get my recipe for the perfect Valentine’s Day drink, My Funny Valentine.  A libation that is both delightful and weird… much like my ideal mate.

why did kirsten smith baileys Ingredients:

  • 1 oz of Bailey’s Salted Caramel Irish Creme
  • 1/2 oz of Ketel One
  • 6 oz of coffee (chilled)
  • 1 0z of soda water
  • whipped cream
  • a dusting of cacao powderbaileys salted caramel


  1. Brew coffee and chill (both literally and metaphorically).
  2. Mix coffee, vodka, and Bailey’s Salted Caramel Irish Creme in a mug.
  3. Add soda water.
  4. Top with whipped cream.
  5. Dust with cacao powder.