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    Baileys ropes in Hannah Waddingham for festive ad

    Baileys’ iconic Christmas advert will land on the screens this week, starring Ted Lasso’s Hannah Waddingham, and MOBO Awards performing choir, the Gold Vocal Collective

    Audiences will be invited to indulge in a sumptuous treat for the senses as Waddingham takes up the role of conductor for the Gold Vocal Collective in a short but joyous advert. It starts with Waddingham suggesting the choir break for a ‘Baileys’ while the choir sing an acapella triumph as a Bailey ‘Choc-tail’ is made!

    Described as a ‘Symphony of Indulgence’ the advert marries one of the UK’s most loved spirits brands with one of the best loved actors.

    Two bottles of Baileys Original Irish Cream are bought every second in the month of December, making it the must have treat of the festive season.

    Speaking on the campaign, Waddingham commented: “Christmas is my favourite part of year; a time to get together with my friends and family and indulge in our own festive traditions. From nights out with friends to the much-needed catch ups with family around the kitchen table, with spontaneous cocktails to cosy evenings by the fire, it’s a time to break away from the routine and enjoy all the festive fun….Who better to partner with for Christmas than the most festive adult treat – Baileys!”

    Charlie Gibbon, marketing category director for gins, Pimm’s & Baileys, added: “We are so excited to officially kick off the festive season with our brand new campaign with the incredible Hannah Waddingham and the Gold Vocal Collective. This is truly the most indulgent time of year with so many treating occasions, so we invite treat lovers all over the world to join in the festive cheer and drizzle some deliciousness as they celebrate the season with friends and family.”

    Baileys combines delicious Irish cream, rich cocoa, and velvety vanilla, forming a heavenly treat that can be served as a classic over ice, shaken up in an unexpected Christmas cocktail blend, stirred up into iced coffee or signature festive bakes. It’s the perfect treat that can be enjoyed this Christmas time.

    Check out Baileys.com and Baileys social channels for Baileys treat inspiration and recipes to suit many types of celebration and tradition. Recipes like Hannah’s, oh so delectably delicious cocktail below:

    Baileys Christmas Choctail by Hannah Waddingham

    • 50ml Baileys Original Irish Cream
    • 25ml Smirnoff Vodka
    • 140ml cold-hot chocolate
    • Shortbread cookie
    • Chocolate sauce
    • Edible glitter or gold flakes
    • Ice cubes

    Method

    On a plate, crumble your shortbread cookie to a fine crumb and mix through a little edible glitter. On another small plate pour a thin layer of chocolate sauce

    Hold your martini glass on its side and whilst turning the glass, swirl the chocolate sauce on the inside in circular motions

    Dip the rim of your glass in the chocolate sauce then dip into the shortbread crumbs

    Pour your Baileys Original Irish Cream, the cold hot chocolate and Smirnoff Vodka into the cocktail shaker, adding the ice cubes last

    Put the top on your cocktail shaker and shake, shake, shake for two minutes. Then strain into your martini glass

    Place a shortbread cookie on the side and enjoy!

    Baileys Christmas Choctail contains 1.85 units per serving.

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