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Irish Mudslide Recipe: Ingredients + A Step-By-Step Guide

Irish Mudslide Recipe: Ingredients + A Step-By-Step Guide

If you’re looking for a very tasty and very easy Irish Mudslide recipe (without the BS!), you’ve found it!

The Irish Mudslide drink can look complex when you see a photo of it but, once you know how to prep it and mix the ingredients, it’s nice and easy.

Below, you’ll find a straightforward guide to mixing up your very own Mudslide cocktail at home. Dive on in!

Some quick need-to-knows before making an Irish Mudslide

Irish mudslide cocktail

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Before you dive into how to make it, take a moment to read these quick need-to-knows, as it’ll make your life that bit easier:

1. There’s two variations

There’s the regular Irish Mudslide drink and there’s the frozen Mudslide cocktail, which goes down particularly well during the warmer months (it includes ice cream instead of cream).

2. A bit of prep is needed

Unlike many Irish cocktails, you need 6+ ingredients for this Irish Mudslide recipe. Don’t fret, though – you should have some of them at home already and the rest are found in most local stores.

3. It’s strong

Now, I don’t mean strong in flavour – the Irish Mudslide is nice and sweet and it’s easy to sip away on – I mean alcohol contents wise. There’s 3 different types of alcohol used, so keep that in mind.

Irish Mudslide drink ingredients

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Variation 1 is your regular Irish Mudslide recipe while Variation 2 is the frozen version, where you use ice cream at the end and blend it all together:

Variation 1

  1. A good Irish whiskey (see our Irish whiskey brands guide)
  2. Baileys
  3. Kahlua
  4. Chocolate syrup (opt for milk chocolate over dark)
  5. Ice
  6. Whipped cream
  7. A bar of milk chocolate (for garnishing)

Variation 2

  1. A good Irish whiskey
  2. Baileys
  3. Kahlua
  4. Chocolate syrup (opt for milk chocolate over dark)
  5. Ice Cream
  6. A bar of milk chocolate (for garnishing)

How to make an Irish Mudslide cocktail

Irish mudslide recipe

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Right – the Mudslide drink recipe is super easy to follow and you can make it in three quick steps. Below, you’ll find a recipe for making 1 Irish Mudslide – adjust the ingredients if you want to make more:

Step 1: Chill your glass with some ice, add chocolate syrup and chill again

We want to chill the glass, first. So, fill it with ice, place your hand over the top and swirl the glass around inside for 15 – 20 seconds, or until you feel the glass go cold.

Then empty the ice into your sink, drain out any water and dry the glass. You then want to take your chocolate syrup and drizzle it around the inside of the glass. 

Then place the glass into your fridge for a few minutes until the chocolate sets. This is optional, but it’ll make your Irish Mudslide cocktail look very impressive!

Step 2: Add your ingredients to a blender

If you’re making the non-frozen version of an Irish Mudslide cocktail you’ll want to take 1.5 ounces (or roughly 1 shot) of Irish whiskey, 1.5 ounces of Baileys, 1.5 ounces of Kahlua and pour it all into a blender until it’s completely mixed.

If you’re making a frozen Mudslide, do everything above, but add in 2 scoops of ice cream to the blender and blend until everything comes together.

Step 3: Garnishing

For those of you making the non-frozen Irish Mudslide cocktail, pour your mixture into a glass and top it with some whipped cream. Finish it off with some chocolate shavings and you’re done.

For the frozen Mudslide, pour your mixture into a glass and shave some chocolate over the top.

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FAQs about our Mudslide recipe

We’ve had a lot of questions over the years asking about everything from ‘What Mudslide drink recipe has the least alcohol?’ to ‘Which Irish cream cocktails are the tastiest?’.

In the section below, we’ve popped in the most FAQs that we’ve received. If you have a question that we haven’t tackled, ask away in the comments section below.

How do you make an Irish Mudslide cocktail?

If you follow our Mudslide recipe above, you pour blended Irish whiskey, Baileys and Kahlua into a glass garnished with chocolate syrup and serve.

What ingredients do you need for the Mudslide drink?

You need an Irish whiskey, Baileys, Kahlua, Chocolate syrup, a bar of chocolate and ice cream, if you’re making the frozen version.

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