This Baby Guinness Shot is made with coffee and Irish cream liqueurs, and looks just like a tiny glass of Guinness stout! The coffee liqueur mimics the color of stout beer, while the Irish cream liqueur mimics the foam, or "head", on top of the beer. Super cute, right?
🌟 Why You'll Love This Recipe
It's delicious. This shot is a sweet and creamy treat.
It's adorable. It looks just like a tiny pint of Guinness! How cute!
It's actually easy to make! Though layering shots may seem intimidating, it's very easy to do.
💭 What is a Baby Guinness Shot?
A Baby Guinness Shot is a shot, or shooter, that looks just like a tiny glass of Guinness (or other stout beer). Despite the name, the shot contains no actual Guinness!
It's intended to be consumed in a single gulp, or shot.
We've all had Guinness, Irish whiskey, and the odd pint of Green beer when celebrating St. Patrick's Day, right? But have you ever had a sweet shooter that looks just like a wee glass of Guinness? If you haven't, I suggest that you give it a shot (bad pun very much intended). And if you have, well, you know what I'm talking about then.
Making a layered shot can seem intimidating if you've never done it before. But it's really pretty simple to do. And the payoff is big. Just take a look at how cute these little guys are!
The ingredient list is short and sweet (literally and figuratively) for this shot.
- Coffee liqueur: Kahlúa is probably the brand of coffee liqueur with which most people are familiar; this is what I used. There are others brands, however. Use whatever you prefer!
- Irish cream liqueur: Irish cream is made with Irish whiskey, cream, and other flavorings. Bailey's is probably the most popular version, at least in the U.S. As a lover of all things Costco, I used the Kirkland brand of Irish cream 😉
👩🏻🍳 How to make a Baby Guinness Shot
For this shooter, you'll need to layer the liqueurs in the shot glass. At first glance, this might seem a little bit intimidating. I'll admit that I was a little nervous the first time I tried this method.
But fear not! It's actually not that difficult. Let's walk through it, step by step.
Ta da! You have just layered a shot.
Now, if the layering process happens to go awry, that's okay. The two liqueurs may mix together, resulting in the loss of the appearance of a tiny glass of Guinness. The shot will still taste great, though.
🔗 Other shots and shooters
Looking for other shot and shooter recipes? Peruse the photos below to find a new favorite!
❓ Frequently Asked Questions
Nope! This shot just looks like a little baby glass of Guinness.
This shot is made with coffee liqueur and Irish cream liqueur.
Substituting sambuca (an anise-flavored liqueur) for the coffee liqueur will allow you to make a Slippery Nipple shot.
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Baby Guinness Shot
- 1 oz coffee liqueur such as Kahlúa
- 0.5 oz Irish cream liqueur such as Bailey's
- Pour the coffee liqueur into a shot glass.
- Hold a bar spoon (or teaspoon) upside down at an angle (approximately 45 degrees) such that the tip of the spoon is just about touching the side of the shot glass and is resting on the surface of the coffee liqueur.
- Slowly pour the Irish cream liqueur over the back of the spoon, creating a distinct layer of Irish cream floating on the coffee liqueur.
- These shots get their name from the fact that they look like a miniature pint of Guinness beer
Disclaimer: Nutritional information is a generated estimate and is not guaranteed to be accurate.