By looking at the ingredients of a copycat cookbook I have "More Top Secret Recipes
" (1994) by Todd Wilbur, I can surmise that the recipes are similar or "in the same family", not real clones. In order to clone it, ingredients would have to be exact. For example:
For BAILEY'S IRISH CREAM
the recipe calls for,
1 c. light cream
One 14 oz can eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk
1-2/3 c. Irish Whiskey
1 t. instant coffee
2 T Hershey's chocolate syrup
1 t. vanilla extract
1 t. almond extract
1. Combine all the ingredients in a blender set on high speed for 30 seconds.
2. Bottle in a tightly sealed container and refrigerate. The liquor will keep for at least 2 months if kept cool. Be sure to shake the bottle well before serving. Makes 4 cups.
The rest of the story:
Bailey's launched its Irish Cream Liquor in 1974, after years of development. The cream liquor is based on an old Irish recipe using all-natural ingredients, including cream that is produced just for the Bailey's company. In fact because the product line has become so successful, Bailey's accounts for one-third of Ireland's entire milk production. More than 4000 farmers supply the 40 million gallons of milk used annually in producing cream for the liquor. Bailey's now ranks number one among all liquor brands in the world.