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20th Feb 2022

Boozy pancakes are a thing – and Pancake Tuesday is now fun for adults too

Trine Jensen-Burke

Boozy pancakes

Pancake Tuesday is around the corner (March 1st) and this year, why not shake things up a bit?

Because sure look, we love pancakes in all forms, really – but if you really want to take yours to the next level, how about adding some booze to the batter?

Yep – it’s a thing – and trust me, you’ll be wondering why you have been eating ‘virgin’ pancakes your entire life when you taste these ones.

Say hello to Bailey’s pancakes – the perfect boozy twist on the delicious classic pancake. And the best part? These are just as easy to make as normal pancakes – all you need is to add some Bailey’s Irish Cream to the batter.

Here is the recipe from


    • 3 tablespoons (1 1/2 ounces) unsalted butter, melted
    • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
    • 3/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1 large egg
    • 2/3 cup milk
    • 1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon Irish cream liquor (such as Baileys)
    • 1 3/4 cup (7 ounces) cake flour
    • 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 4 tablespoons butter for cooking pancakes and to garnish
    • Maple syrup, for serving


    1. Whisk butter, sugar, salt, and egg in a medium-sized bowl. Whisk in milk and Irish cream liquor until combined. Add flour and baking powder to the bowl, then stir until just about smooth.

    2. Heat 1 tablespoon butter in a large nonstick skillet until melted over medium-low heat. Scoop as many 1/4 cup portions of batter into pan as will fit without crowding, then gently spread out into a disc shape. When bubbles appear on the surface, flip the pancakes over and continue to cook until done, about 1-2 minutes more. Repeat with remaining batter (see note). Serve warm with butter and syrup.