Baby Guinness Shot: A Simple and Delicious St. Patrick’s Day Drink

St. Patrick’s Day celebrates Irish culture, history, and heritage. It is also a great excuse to enjoy delicious drinks with friends and family. Try a baby Guinness shot for a fun and easy drink for this occasion.

It is a layered shot that looks like a miniature pint of Guinness, the famous Irish stout beer. However, it does not contain any beer at all. It is made with two ingredients: coffee liqueur and Irish cream. The coffee liqueur forms the dark base of the shot, while the Irish cream floats on top, creating the white foam. The result is a smooth, creamy shot that tastes like a mocha with a hint of whiskey.

A baby Guinness is a perfect drink for St. Patrick’s Day because it is simple, festive, and delicious. You can make it in a few minutes with a shot glass, a spoon, and a bottle of each liqueur. You can also customize it using different brands or flavors of coffee liqueur and Irish cream. Add whipped cream, chocolate shavings, or green sprinkles for extra flair.

In this article, you will learn how to make a baby Guinness shot, what ingredients you need, and some tips and variations to make it even better.

If you want more shot and shooter recipes, try our delicious Green Tea Shots and Mini Beer Shots!
Also, try Peanut Butter. and Jelly Shots.

How to Make a Perfect Baby Guinness Shot 👨🏻‍🍳

Making the Baby Guinness recipe requires a specific art called layering, which is responsible for its characteristic appearance.

  • Coffee Liqueur (1 oz) ☕️
  • Irish Cream Liqueur (0.5 oz) 🍦
  • Shot Glasses 🥃

Step-by-Step Guide For Recipe

1) Fill your shot glass about three-quarters full with coffee liqueur. You can measure the amount with a jigger, cup, or spoon or eyeball it. However, be careful not to overfill the glass.

2) Place a spoon over the shot glass, with the back of the spoon facing down. The spoon tip should touch the inside edge of the glass, just above the surface of the coffee liqueur.

3) Slowly pour the Irish cream over the back of the spoon, letting it trickle down the side of the glass. The Irish cream should float on the coffee liqueur, creating a white layer. Use about a quarter of the shot glass for the Irish cream, or adjust the amount according to your taste.

4) Remove the spoon and admire your baby Guinness shot. It should look like a miniature pint of Guinness with a dark base and white foam.

5) Enjoy your baby Guinness! You can drink it in one gulp or sip it slowly. You can also lick the foam off the top or stir the shot before drinking it. It is up to you!

Tips 🌟

  • You can make a Guinness shot with vegan coffee liqueur and vegan Irish cream. Some brands that offer vegan options are Mr. Black, Almande, and Besos.
  • You can make a non-alcoholic Irish cream using non-alcoholic coffee syrup and a Baby Guinness Shot. Some brands that offer non-alcoholic options are Monin, Torani, and Lyre’s.
  • You can add some Irish whiskey to the coffee liqueur to make a stronger Guinness baby shot. Typically, you would use about 15 ml (0.5 oz) of whiskey per shot, but you can adjust the amount according to your taste. You can also use a higher-proof coffee liqueur, such as Patron XO Cafe, which has 35% ABV, compared to Kahlua, which has 20% ABV.
  • To make a larger shot, you can use a bigger glass, such as a cordial glass, a liqueur glass, or a mini pint glass. You can also use the amount of the ingredients, depending on yours.

Variations 😍

The traditional recipe is rather basic, but you can add diversity by using various coffee and cream liqueurs for such variations. Therefore, replacing coffee liqueur with the anise-flavored liqueur called sambuca changes the shot to the classic slippery nipple.
Here are some Variations which you can try:

Vanilla Baby Guinness 🥛

Hazelnut Baby Guinness 🌰

Salted Caramel Baby Guinness 🍯

Chocolate Baby Guinness 🍫

Mint Baby Guinness 🌿

Pumpkin Spice Baby Guinness 🎃

It tastes similar to a mocha with a hint of whiskey. It is smooth and creamy, with a sweet and dark flavor. The coffee liqueur and the Irish cream complement each other well, creating a balanced and delicious shot.

It has about 100 calories, depending on the brand and amount of the ingredients. The coffee liqueur has about 70 calories per 30 ml (1 oz), while the Irish cream has about 30 calories per 15 ml (0.5 oz). You can reduce the calories using less or lighter ingredients or sugar-free or low-calorie options.

It is usually gluten-free, as most coffee liqueurs and Irish creams do not contain any gluten. However, some brands may use gluten-containing ingredients or additives or be cross-contaminated with gluten during production.

Conclusion

A baby Guinness shot is a perfect drink for St. Patrick’s Day because it is simple, festive, and delicious. You can make it in a few minutes with a shot glass, a spoon, and a bottle of each liqueur. You can also customize it using different brands or flavors of coffee liqueur and Irish cream. Add whipped cream, chocolate shavings, or green sprinkles for extra flair.

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