Three boozy recipes for Pancake Day using Bailey’s, beer and Chambord

Pancake Day officially lands tomorrow, meaning many people will already have started to think about what toppings and recipes they can try out this year.

For quite a lot of us, it’s one of those traditions that involves the whole family and time spent in the kitchen trying – and failing – to master that first ever flip.

And, while the tradition has always been a lot of fun, it can be even more fun for adults as we can begin to experiment with new recipes and add a touch of alcohol to those fluffy stacks of goodness.

That’s right, as online drinks retailer The Bottle Club has helped make Pancake Day for grown-up’s by revealing a few homemade boozy recipes that adds that extra touch of indulgence for us adults.

Booze and pancakes – what’s not to love about that?

Adding alcohol to cooking is not a new concept, but adding them to pancake mix is ​​certainly a unique idea that will add an interesting twist to your pancake stacks this year.

According to the drinks retailer, adding a touch of beer or Bailey’s will result in those delicious fluffy pancakes, while a touch of Chambord adds to a fruity sauce to be drizzled over the top.

So, if you have any leftover alcohol sitting in your cupbards, then here are three recipes that you can whip up for yourself and your friends in the kitchen.

beer pancakes

Leftover beer is perfect for fluffy pancakes
Leftover beer is perfect for fluffy pancakes


  • 125g plain flour

  • 4 tablespoons caster sugar

  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1 egg, beaten

  • 250ml beer (which ever is your favourite)

  • 30g butter

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  1. Mix the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt together in a bowl.

  2. Pour in the egg, beer and melted butter; stir with a whisk just until smooth

  3. Preheat your frying pan over medium heat.

  4. Coat with oil.

  5. Pour about 60ml of batter into the pan.

  6. Pair with your favorite beer for the ultimate combo!

Bailey’s ingredients

Add a splash of Bailey's for American style pancakes
Add a splash of Bailey’s for American style pancakes


  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter

  • 3/4 tsp Salt

  • 2 tbsp Granulated sugar

  • 1 large egg

  • 150ml Milk

  • 125g self-raising flour

  • 80ml Baileys Irish Cream


  1. Whisk butter, sugar, salt and the egg in a mixing bowl.

  2. Slowly add milk and baileys until combined.

  3. Add flour gradually and stir until smooth.

  4. Heat pan to medium heat and add oil or butter

  5. Pour 60ml of batter into the pan and spread out into a circle shape.

  6. Enjoy with a Baileys cocktail

chambord pancakes

Chambord will give your pancakes a fruity drizzle
Chambord will give your pancakes a fruity drizzle



  1. Mix the flour, milk and 50ml of Chambord and stir with a whisk just until smooth

  2. Preheat your frying pan over medium heat.

  3. Coat with oil.

  4. Pour about 60ml of batter into the pan.

For the Drizzle:

  1. Melt the chocolate in a bowl over steaming water,

  2. Gradually combine the double cream and whisk thoroughly

  3. Add the 50ml of Chambord and whisk until it’s of a thick consistency

  4. Generously pour the sauce over the pancakes.

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