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Baby Guinness Shot Recipe {Perfect for St Patrick’s Day}

What’s better than a beer? A Guinness, of course! And what’s better than a Guinness? This Baby Guinness Shot Recipe!

This baby version is a shot recipe that doesn’t actually contain any Guinness at all! It gets its name because it looks exactly like a tiny glass of the famous Irish beer. 

This Baby Guinness Shot is perfect for your next party or gathering.

If you are looking for something other than green beer for St Patrick’s Day, this is a great option. 

You can make it in bulk and serve it to guests quickly and easily. Read on for the recipe and all the details.

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Does A Baby Guinness Shot Contain Guinness?

Baby Guinness Shot recipe

Some people assume that the baby Guinness shot is just a miniaturized version of the standard Guinness drink.

While it may look like it, this recipe actually contains no beer at all. Only coffee liqueur and Irish Cream liqueur are used to create this sweet treat instead.

If you live this tiny beer, make sure to check out our Little Beer Recipe too!

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What Does The Baby Guinness Shot Taste like?Baby Guinness Shot Recipe

The baby Guinness shot tastes very sweet, but if you’re expecting a beer taste then you will be disappointed.

The coffee creamer and milk combine to create a sort of hazelnut flavor that is surprisingly delicious!

How To Make A Baby Guinness Shot

Baby Guinness Shot recipe

Making this recipe requires only two ingredients: Irish cream  and Coffee liqueur such as Tia Maria or Kahlua.

Once you have these two ingredients, all that’s left to do is add them to your shot glass and serve!

What Is Tia Maria? 

Tia Maria is a coffee liqueur hailing from Jamaica. It’s a strong drink that has a very sweet and unique flavor. 

What Is Kahlua?

What Is Kahlua

Kahlua is another famous coffee flavored liqueur that was created in Mexico by Jose Arroyo in the early 1930s.

This was originally served as a drink for special occasions, but now it can be found in many bars and restaurants all over the world.

You can use either Kahlua or Tia Maria (or another coffee liqueur for your shot). Tia Maria has a slightly sweeter taste than Kahlua. 

Why Is it called A Baby Guinness Shot?

Baby Guinness shot

This shot is called a Baby Guinness simply because it looks like the miniaturized version of a glass of Guinness which is of course, a famous Irish stout. 

Some people prefer to call this recipe an Irish coffee creamer shooter instead, but either way you choose to refer to it doesn’t really matter; we’re sure everyone will be too busy enjoying themselves and having fun

Baby Guinness Shot Calories 

The Baby Guinness shot is a fairly low-calorie drink, as it only contains about 130 calories per serving.

As you can see, the Baby Guinness shot is an excellent choice for both people who are watching their weight and people who aren’t.

Baby Guinness Shot Recipe
Yield: 1

Baby Guinness Shot Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 6 minutes

This Baby Guinness Shot Recipe is super easy to make and only uses two ingredients.

It creates an amazing talking point for any party because although this shot looks exactly like a baby shot of Guinness beer, it actually doesn't contain any!


  • 1 Part Irish Cream
  • 3 Parts Coffee Liqueur


  1. Add the coffee liqueur to your shot glass
  2. Top up with a layer of Irish Cream
  3. Serve Immediately

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Variations On The Baby Guinness Shot Recipe

Baby Guinness Shot Patron XO Version

This is a really popular version of the Baby Guinness Shot. To make this shot recipe, you will use Patron XO Cafe instead of Irish Cream. 

Patron XO Cafe is a coffee liqueur made with tequila. 

For this shot you will also need:

– Patron XO Cafe coffee liqueur

– Baileys or another Irish cream

Instructions: Layer the shot glass with 3 parts Patron and 1 part Baileys. 

Why You Should Make A Baby Guinness Shot For Your Next Party? 

If you are planning your next party or event, then this recipe is sure to be a hit!

The baby Guinness shot has few ingredients so it’s pretty inexpensive when compared to other drinks out there.

This particular beverage will also be very easy to make in bulk, which means you won’t have to spend your entire night behind the bar.

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Baby Guinness shot recipe

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