If Guinness isn’t your thing, because not go for a baby Guinness this St Patrick’s Day?
Despite the name, this cocktail doesn’t actually enclose any splash – it gets its name from the fact that it looks like a potion of dim beer.
The splash is done using coffee liqueur (such as Tia Maria, Kahlua or Patron Cafe) and Irish Cream (such as Baileys), and served in a shot glass.
Depending on how much of any libation you want, the ratio varies, but generally, it’s around 3 to 1, with the liqueur portion as the ‘beer’ and the Irish cream as the head.
Baby Guinness. A shot that includes Tia Maria and Baileys. It’s delicious! 😋 pic.twitter.com/FVQyuU3vie
— Steven (@AmazingStigma) January 1, 2017
In some recipes, the Irish cream is churned and then spooned on top of the coffee liqueur, so it looks some-more like the conduct on a pint of Guinness.
Those wanting to try a movement can use black Sambuca instead of coffee liqueur, which creates a splash identical to a Slippery Nipple (Sambuca and Baileys Irish Cream).
How to make your own Baby Guinness
If you don’t sequence one at the pub, here’s how to make a Baby Guinness at home.
1. Pour 1oz of coffee liqueur into a shot glass.
2. Place a ladle upside down over the top of the glass.
3. Pour ¼ oz of Irish Cream over the back of the ladle to form the head.