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Spike Your (Irish) Sweets: Guinness and Baileys Jello Shots

Guinness and Baileys. These two totally belong together, and not only when we’re getting pumped up for March 17th. For our first spiked St. Patrick’s Day sweet, may we present something delicious, devilish, and a little bit gelatinous courtesy of our resident jello shot expert, Jaymee Sire. Guinness and Baileys Jello Shots!

Ingredients:
– 2 cups Guinness beer, divided
– 2.5 to 3 packages unflavored gelatin (depending on how firm you want your shot to be)
– 2 teaspoons brown sugar
– 1/2 to 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
– 1/2 cup Jameson
– 1/2 cup Baileys Irish Cream

You may be looking at this ingredients list and thinking it looks an awful lot like a certain cocktail you tend to enjoy around this time of year. Well you’re right, and this jelled version is pretty awesome.

Put 1 cup of Guinness, sugar and cocoa powder in a small saucepan and sprinkle with 2 packets of gelatin and allow to soak in for a minute. Heat and stir until everything is dissolved.

Remove from heat and add the remaining cup of cold Guinness. Pour into a pan or molds and allow to set for about 30 minutes.

Place Jameson in a saucepan and sprinkle with one packet of gelatin. Allow to soak in for a minute. Heat and stir until gelatin is dissolved.

Stir in Bailey’s and allow mixture to cool. Pour on the slightly set Guinness mixture. Allow to set several hours or overnight. This part is the “foam.” Use a melon baller to scoop out your little delights and serve on tasting spoons. Yum!

What sweets are you cooking up this St. Patrick’s Day? Let us know in the comments below.