St. Patrick’s Day has never been one of my favorite holidays. Let’s put it this way: I feel the same way about St. Patrick’s Day as people born in December probably feel about Christmas. I remember having leprechaun-themed birthday parties at school. (And don’t get me started on the Easter egg hunts.) I’ve come to appreciate this Irish holiday more as I’ve gotten older, but I still find it annoying sometimes. For instance, why do I have to wear green to avoid getting pinched if I want to celebrate my birthday the weekend after?
However, I really can’t complain about Irish cuisine, like shepherd’s pie and soda bread. On a family vacation to Ireland, my brother and sister took me out to a pub with them. My taste for beer hadn’t yet developed, so when I turned up my nose at a pint of Guinness, they ordered a round of Baby Guinness. Made from Kahlua and Bailey’s, these sweet shots look just like miniature versions of the real thing, which makes them perfect for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations! Cheers to that. // susannah
Click below to learn how to make Baby Guinness shots!
This shooter contains no beer, just coffee-flavored liqueur and a layer of Irish cream. Once poured, it looks like a miniature pint of the famous Irish beer Guinness.
Makes one shot (easily multiplied)
- 2 ounces Kahlua, or other coffee-flavored liqueur
- 1/2 ounce Bailey’s Irish Cream
- In a shot glass, pour Kahlua to fill approximately 3/4 of the glass.
- Hold a spoon upside down just over the shot glass. Gently, pour Bailey’s over the spoon, allowing it to float on top of the Kahlua. (It’s important not to dump the Bailey’s into the glass, so be gentle.) The Bailey’s is lighter than the Kahlua, so it will rest on top, resembling a pint of Guinness.