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What is a Baby Guinness?

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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