Baby Guinness #2
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Baby Guinness #2
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.94 / 5
The Baby Guinness #2 is a playful and visually deceptive cocktail designed to resemble a tiny pint of the iconic Irish stout, Guinness, in both color and presentation due to ... more The Baby Guinness #2 is a playful and visually deceptive cocktail designed to resemble a tiny pint of the iconic Irish stout, Guinness, in both color and presentation due to its dark base with a lighter top layer. This shot-sized mixture combines the rich, herbal aniseed flavor of black Sambuca with the creamy, chocolatey notes of Bailey's Irish Cream, creating a smooth and indulgent experience. Often enjoyed as a novelty drink, the Baby Guinness #2 brings a sweet and creamy taste with a hint of licorice, making it a popular choice for a fun and unique after-dinner treat or a festive addition to celebrations.
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Sambuca (Black)
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32.58% | 1.01 units *

Shot glass

Ingredients

oz
ml
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7.5ml ¼oz 0.8cl
22.5ml ¾oz 2.3cl

Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

Baby Guinness #2 is an inventive, dessert-like experience combining the creamy texture of Bailey's with the deep aniseed flavor of black Sambuca. This shot is perfect for those seeking a sweet yet slightly herbal flavor profile in a fun, visually appealing format.

Method
How to make a Baby Guinness #2

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Layer a shot glass with three-quarters of a shot of black sambuca and a quarter of a shot of Baileys Irish Cream, then serve

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What gives the Baby Guinness #2 its unique flavor?

The unique flavor of the Baby Guinness #2 comes from the combination of Bailey's Irish Cream and Black Sambuca. The creamy texture of Bailey's contrasts with the aniseed flavor of the Sambuca, creating a distinctive taste experience.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

How should the Baby Guinness #2 be served for the best experience?

The Baby Guinness #2 should be served cold in a shot glass. The ingredients are not shaken or stirred but carefully layered to achieve a visual effect that resembles a miniature pint of Guinness, with the Bailey's floating on top of the Black Sambuca.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of Baby Guinness #2 compare to a standard shot of whisky?

The alcohol content of Baby Guinness #2 is approximately 32.58%, which is slightly higher than the alcohol content of a standard shot of whisky, which typically ranges from 40% to 43% alcohol by volume (ABV). However, since the total volume of the cocktail is only 31ml, the overall alcohol intake per serving is less than a standard 44ml shot of whisky.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Is there a recommended technique for layering the ingredients of a Baby Guinness #2?

Yes, to achieve the distinct layering in a Baby Guinness #2, first pour the Black Sambuca into the shot glass. Then, carefully float the Bailey's on top by slowly pouring it over the back of a spoon held just above the Sambuca's surface. This technique helps maintain the separate layers.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

Are there any popular customizations for the Baby Guinness #2 cocktail?

A popular customization for the Baby Guinness #2 involves adjusting the ratio of Bailey's to Black Sambuca based on personal taste preferences. Some might prefer more Bailey's for a creamier taste, while others might increase the Sambuca for a stronger aniseed flavor. Additionally, flavored versions of Bailey's or Sambuca can be used to introduce new taste profiles.

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