Easy Baby Guinness Shot Recipe | Just two ingredients & one tip for perfection

The Baby Guinness is a fun shot sweeping the world due to its fun appearance, which of course resembles a pint of Guinness!

The Baby Guinness is so easy to make and even easier to drink. The shot is sweet so might not be for those who truly love a real Guinness but fun nonetheless as an easy shot to order when out on the town.

easy baby guinness shooter

This is the best St. Patrick’s Day shot to have for the aesthetics alone! The allure really is just the visual appeal that adds an element of excitement and novelty to the drinking experience, making it a sought-after choice for parties!

Aside from being tasty the shot also won’t push you too far over the edge since its ingredients are just 20% alcohol, which may be a good or bad thing depending your group of friends. 

Some people like to chill the ingredients first as it tastes a bit better… however, as we know a pint of Guinness isn’t served cold so you might want to serve room temp to keep it authentic.

easy baby guinness shooter

Where Did The baby Guinness Originate?

It is said to of course have been created in Ireland paying homage to the iconic Guinness stout. 

What Is In A Baby Guinness?

Purists don’t read any further… but a Baby Guiness shots consists of just coffee flavored liqueur like Kahlua and Irish cream liqueur such as Baileys.

What Does a Baby Guinness Shot Taste Like?

The coffee liqueur provides a rich and robust flavor reminiscent of freshly brewed coffee, while the Irish cream liqueur adds a creamy and sweet note that balances the bitterness.

The harmonious combination of these contrasting flavors results in a smooth and delightful shot that most everyone will enjoy.

best easy baby guinness shot

How Do You Layer The Liqueurs So You get the appearance of a proper pint of Guinness?

You will want to use the pack of a spoon and slowly pour the baileys over the spoon so that it doesn’t go to the bottom of the Kahlua and mix all together.

Aside from that there isn’t much to to it as the Baby Guinness shot recipe is very easy! 

Whether it’s a St. Patrick’s Day celebration, a cocktail party, or a casual get-together, the Baby Guinness shot can effortlessly elevate the mood and add a touch of playfulness to any gathering.

best easy baby guinness shot

Baby Guinness Recipe

The Baby Guinness shot is a visually captivating and flavorful drink that has become a beloved favorite among cocktail enthusiasts worldwide. With its striking appearance resembling a miniature pint of Guinness, this shot delivers a delightful combination of flavors. In this article, we'll explore the origins of the Baby Guinness shot, uncover the secrets behind its popularity, and share a recipe that will allow you to savor this iconic petite delight.
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Course: Cocktails
Cuisine: Irish
Keyword: Baby Guinness Recipe, Irish Shot recipe
Prep Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 1 minute
Servings: 1 person


  • 3/4 oz coffee liqueur such as Kahlua or Tia Maria
  • 1/2 oz Irish cream liqueur layered on top such as Baileys


  • Chill a shot glass in the freezer for a few minutes to ensure a frosty presentation.
  • Pour the coffee liqueur gently into the shot glass, filling it approximately three-quarters full.
  • Using the back of a spoon, slowly layer the Irish cream liqueur on top of the coffee liqueur, creating a distinct separation between the two.
  • Drink it on down!
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