My maiden name is Bailey and when I moved to Chicago the summer of 1981 I met and dated a liquor salesman who was promoting Bailey’s Irish Cream to all the neighborhood bars. He was a big hit in those days due to giving away the new drink, The Screaming O, (now we do know what the O stands for) that consisted of vodka, kaluha and Baileys. So much so, he was invited to be in the 1982 St. Patrick’s Day Parade to walk with the governor James Thompson and his entourage and he invited me to go along! This parade usually has about a million bystanders. Even though I’ve forgotten the name of the liquor salesman, I’ll never forget that day.
Give away pin he used to promote Bailey’s. You can see the date.
Bailey’s Irish Cream is still one of my favorite after dinner drinks either on the rocks or in my coffee. It’s my alternative to pie or cake. BUT speaking of cake...I mean my mouth is watering just looking at the picture. Makes 12-15 slices.
BAILEYS CHOCOLATE CAKE
WHIPPED CREAM TOPPING