Adorable Sweet & Creamy Baby Guinness Shot Recipe

It may look like a tiny pint of Guinness, but the baby Guinness shot is full of sweet, creamy goodness.

Updated February 6, 2024
baby guinness shot

We're personally fans of tiny things that look like bigger things. Like this baby Guinness shot. Much like Grogu is the most adorable little reproduction of Yoda, but with their own vibe, baby Guinness is definitely a cute repro of a pint of stout, but it has its own thing going on.

How to Make a Baby Guinness Shot

We can't guarantee this will taste like your favorite pint, but it sure does look like it. If you have tiny pint glasses, even better, but a shot glass will do.


  • 1 ounce coffee liqueur
  • ½ ounce Irish cream


  1. In a shot glass, add coffee liqueur.
  2. Slowly add Irish cream to create a layer by pouring down the back of a bar spoon.

Related: Easy Mini Beer Shot: Looks Like Beer, Tastes Like Vanilla

Variations and Substitutions

Just like there's more than one way to enjoy a Guinness, there are several ways to craft your baby Guinness shot.

  • Some recipes call for sambuca, an anise or licorice-flavored Italian liqueur. If you use sambuca, use equal parts coffee liqueur and sambuca, shaking with ice in a cocktail shaker before straining into a shot glass. You can also try using Galliano instead of sambuca since it also has some herbal flavor notes.
  • If you want the head of your baby Guinness to be especially frothy, shake the Irish cream vigorously with ice to create a thick foam.
  • For a richer flavor, add a quarter ounce of crème de cacao or cinnamon liqueur to your coffee liqueur.
  • Dark rum would add a boozier kick. Use a half-ounce dark or overproof room and a half-ounce of coffee liqueur. If you're worried, you can start with just a splash and work your way up.


The baby Guinness is a shot without a garnish, but there are a few ways you can easily dress it up.

  • Sprinkle ground nutmeg or finely grated chocolate over the top of the Irish cream.
  • Add a spray of whipped cream to make the foamy top of the "beer" really pop.
  • Make your shot into a dessert drink by using both whipped cream and chocolate shavings.

A Baby Guinness With Big Flavor

Skip the overly filling pint of Guinness and enjoy this playful take on the classic stout in a shot glass. The baby Guinness shot is a great way to kick off a party, amuse your friends, or enjoy a new shot you're guaranteed to shoot again and again. Imagine the optical illusions you can post to social media as a bonus! Y

Looking for more Guinness cocktails? Try the black velvet.

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Adorable Sweet & Creamy Baby Guinness Shot Recipe