My school celebrates with a day-long booze fest. My city turns the entire river green. But I like to start the celebration of all things Irish with a stack of boozy Bailey’s chocolate chip pancakes and homemade mint syrup.

Pounding back a pint o’ Guinness that early in the morning just isn’t quite as appealing as a pile of hotcakes. Now you can have your cakes and drink up, too.

Boozy Mint Chocolate Chip Bailey's Pancakes

  • Prep Time:15 minutes
  • Cook Time:5 minutes
  • Total Time:20 minutes
  • Servings:4-6
  • Easy


  • 1 box of pancake mix
  • 1 1/2 cup Bailey's Irish Cream
  • 1 package of fresh mint
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Handful of chocolate chips
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  • Step 1

    Bring the water to a boil and remove from heat. Add roughly chopped mint leaves and let steep for about 15 minutes.

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  • Step 2

    Make pancake mix according to the box directions, substituting Bailey’s for water. Add in chocolate chips and fry in a pan.

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  • Step 3

    Strain out most of the mint leaves from the syrup and set aside.

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  • Step 4

    Stack up the cakes, drizzle desired amount of syrup over the top and garnish with fresh mint.

    Photo by Shalayne Pulia