Baby Guinness Shot

The Baby Guinness Shot is taking a shot of your morning coffee with a little burn. This is a great shot to impress your friends without having a huge amount of alcohol.

Baby Guinness Shot in pint shaped shot glass with gold coins and shamrocks.

What is a Baby Guinness Shot?

A Baby Guinness Shot is a shot meant to look like a pint of Guinness. Essentially you take a dark liquid and top it off with a cream colored liquid. Usually they are made with coffee and cream liqueurs which makes them less alcoholic.


As a big fan of Guinness making a shot that looks like a tiny one is just fun. This goes well along side a Guinness as well since it has that strong coffee flavor with the Bailey’s to smooth it out.


  • Coffee Liqueur
  • Irish Cream


Baby Guinness Shot in pint shaped shot glass with gold coins and shamrocks.

Instruction Overview

  1. Grab your shot glass.
  2. Put coffee liquor in.
  3. Layer on Irish Cream.
  4. Enjoy


Can I substitute Tia Maria?
Can I substitute another coffee liqueur?

You can use any coffee liqueur. Kahlúa is just the standard. There are many really good variations out there.

Can I use a different Irish Cream?

Bailey’s is obviously the standard most people know but any cream liqueur would be perfectly fine.

How do I get the cream to float on top?

This just takes practice. Put a spoon up the top of the coffee liqueur and slowly poor the cream over the spoon.

2 Baby Guinness Shots in pint shaped shot glasses with gold coins and shamrocks.

The Olive Twist

The coffee really hits hard in this shot with the Irish cream mellowing out the bitterness. If you’re looking for a little more intense shot you can put a little Jameson (whiskey) in place of some of the coffee liqueur and it will keep most that dark color. You can also choose to use a different dark liquor if coffee isn’t you’re thing.

Baby Guinness Shot in pint shaped shot glass with gold coins and shamrocks.

Baby Guinness Shot

An Irish shot recipe perfect for St Patrick's Day made with Kahluah coffee liqueur and Bailey's Irish cream to look like a little Guinness beer.
Prep Time 2 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine Irish
Servings 1 shot


  • 1 Shot Glass
  • 1 Bar Spoon


  • 1.5 Ounces Coffee Liquor such as Kahluah
  • .5 Ounces Irish Cream such as Bailey's


  • Grab shot glass.
  • Add Coffee Liqueur to the bottom.
  • Hold the bar spoon so it is touching the top of the coffee liqueur. Pour the Irish cream onto the spoon so it slowly pours on top of the coffee liqueur.
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3 thoughts on “Baby Guinness Shot”

    • So cute, right?! I honestly don’t remember, we have had them forever! But we also have some with Guinness logos on them. I am guessing they were part of a gift set or something. This is the closest ones I have found if these work for you!


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