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A fun recipe for any get-together, these Baby Guinness Shots are not only adorable but delicious too! With just 2 ingredients and ready in no time, these are sure to be a hit. 

Close-up straight on image of Baby Guinness Shots with festive green clover necklace. Bottle of Kahlua in the background on a chipped wood serving board.

I have to admit, I’ve never been a big drinker, but I do love a specialty drink every once in a while, all in moderation, I say! My Baby Guinness Shots are the perfect drink to serve on St. Patrick’s day but tasty enough all year long.

What I especially love about these little shots is 1. they only use two ingredients, and 2. they are flat-out delicious. I’m talking so good, I like to sip mine instead of just throwing them back!

The combination of coffee liqueur and Irish cream is just a match made in Heaven, and some of my all-time favorite cocktails include the two.

And, can we just state the obvious here? They are just darn cute and really look like a little pint of Guinness!

Just imagine a bunch of these little cocktails lined up and ready to go for your friends and family! I just know they will be the talk of the party.

If you are just like me and love to impress with a surprise treat, then you absolutely positively must make these Baby Guinness Shots for your next adult gathering!

Our other favorite cocktail recipes on our site include: Cinnamon Roll Cocktail, Cherry Limeade Cocktails, and Valentine’s Sherbet Punch.

Baby Guinness Shots are on a white chipped wooden serving board with green festive necklace. Alcohol bottles in the background with striped green linen.

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS:

  1. Only 2 ingredients!
  2. Total crowd-pleasing flavors of Kahlua and Irish Cream.
  3. It uses staple cocktail ingredients you probably already have on hand.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED (FULL RECIPE BELOW):

  • Chilled Kahlua or coffee liquor
  • Chilled Bailey’s Irish Creme

Ingredients needed to make Baby Guinness Shots on a white chipped wooden serving board. Green festive necklace, plant in wicker holder in background

HOW TO MAKE BABY GUINNESS SHOTS:

  1. Take a double shot glass or serving glass and fill it ¾ the way full with the chilled Kahlua.Kahlua being poured into a shot glass for Baby Guinness Shots on a white chipped wooden serving board, green festive necklace. Plant in wicker holder in background
  2. Invert a slender spoon over the glass, hovering just on top of the Kahlua. You want to ensure the spoon is smaller than the opening of the glass. Very slowly, pour the Bailey’s on top of the spoon to disperse and settle/float on top of the Kahlua. Serve immediately.

Showing how to invert spoon over the top of the Baby Guinness Shots and slowly pour the Bailey's Irish Cream on top. Shown on a white chipped wooden serving board

CAN I USE A DIFFERENT ALCOHOL?

To stick to the traditional cocktail, you should use Kahlua or another coffee liqueur, Bailey’s, or any Irish Cream.

However, if you want to switch up the flavor profile, you can absolutely do that with the different flavors of the two liquors.

Other flavors of coffee liqueur I suggest:

  1. Mint
  2. Vanilla
  3. Chili Chocolate for an unexpected kick!
  4. Salted Caramel

Flavors of Irish Cream that would be good:

  1. Almond
  2. Salted Caramel
  3. Strawberries and Cream
  4. Espresso
  5. Red Velvet
  6. Apple Pie
  7. Cherry
  8. Vanilla Cinnamon
  9. Smores
  10. Vanilla Mint

ARE BABY GUINNESS SHOTS STRONG?

Since they are made with two liqueurs and no mixer, yes, they are on the strong side.

But, you would be surprised at how easy they go down, for me personally, they are not overwhelming, and I love to sip on them.

CAN THEY BE MADE AHEAD?

No, these are best made to serve.

It is very simple to put together. Just make sure you have your alcohol chilled before your party so they are nice and cold.

DO I HAVE TO USE A SPOON?

Yes, to get that perfect pour you must use a spoon.

You very slowly pour the Irish cream over the back of a spoon, and this will disperse the cream on top of the Kahlua, so you have that perfect separation, making it look like a pint of Guinness.

Straight on image of Baby Guinness Shots on a white wooden chipped serving board, festive green necklace in foreground, alcohol bottles in background. Plant in a thicker holder in background, green striped linen.

HOW TO STORE:

Since these shots come together in about a minute, there is no need to store these.

Just make sure your ingredients are chilled beforehand.

TIPS AND TRICKS:

  • Make sure to use a spoon that is smaller in circumference than your shot or serving glass.
  • Chill the Kahlua and Bailey’s before serving.
  • I do not recommend storing since this makes 1 shot very quick.
  • Lots of options for making these different flavors, see my tips above.

Baby Guinness Shot held in hand, plant in wicker holder in back ground with alcohol bottles

Thank me later because your friends and family are going to go nuts for these Baby Guinness Shots!

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5 from 2 votes

Baby Guinness Shots

Author Dana at ThisSillyGirlsKitchen.com
Prep: 1 minute
A fun recipe for any get-together, these Baby Guinness Shots are not only adorable but delicious too! With just 2 ingredients and ready in no time, these are sure to be a hit. 
Servings 1 shot

Ingredients
  

Instructions

  • Take a double shot glass or serving glass and fill it ¾ the way full with the chilled Kahlua.
  • Invert a slender spoon over the glass, hovering just on top of the Kahlua. You want to ensure the spoon is smaller than the opening of the glass. Very slowly, pour the Bailey’s on top of the spoon to disperse and settle/float on top of the Kahlua. Serve immediately.

Notes

Nutrition is inaccurate since the amount used depends on the glass size.
  • Make sure to use a spoon that is smaller in circumference than your shot or serving glass.
  • Chill the Kahlua and Bailey’s before serving.
  • I do not recommend storing since this makes 1 shot very quick.
  • Lots of options for making these different flavors, see my tips above.

Nutrition

Calories: 14kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 0.03g | Fat: 0.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 0.2mg | Sugar: 2g
Nutrition Disclaimer
Course Dessert, Drinks
Cuisine American

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