How to Flawlessly Execute the Little Beer Recipe

Picture this: you’re at a bar with friends, and suddenly, a tray of mini beer shots appears. These cute little drinks resemble tiny mugs of beer, complete with a foam top. But when you take a sip, you discover it’s something entirely different yet delectable- Little Beer Shots!

These little beers are more than just a novelty item; they’re a hit at parties, events, and any time when you want to indulge in a unique beverage. They’re easy to make and can be customized to your preference. And the best part? They’re made with Licor 43, a bright yellow liqueur that simulates the look of beer perfectly.

In this recipe article, I’ll show you how to make these delightful little beers in just a few simple steps. Whether you’re looking for something new to impress friends or simply want to try a new twist on a classic drink, these little beers are for you. So let’s get started on making some unforgettable pocket-sized cocktails!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

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Little Beer

Are you looking for a fun and unique way to impress your guests at your next party? Look no further than the little beer shot made with Licor 43! Not only is it visually striking, with its bright yellow liqueur that simulates beer and foam top created by heavy cream, but also has a delightful vanilla flavor that will have everyone asking for the recipe.

This little beer shot is perfect for any occasion, including game day parties or weekend barbecues. Your guests will be amazed when they see the shot glass poured with chilled Licor 43 and topped with heavy cream back – it looks just like a small glass of beer! And with a single gourmand pocket cocktails baby beer shot, this beverage is so easy to make in large batches, so you won’t miss out on the festivities.

What’s even better about this recipe is that it can be customized to your liking. Feeling adventurous? Try substituting different flavors of liqueur or adding a splash of horchata for a Mexican twist. Want to make it kid-friendly? Simply swap in some non-alcoholic ingredients and create a faux-beer lookalike.

But don’t let its cute façade fool you – this little beer shot packs a punch with its 43 Liqueur. The Licor 43 heavy cream combo gives the classic beer shot recipe a gourmet update that will leave your taste buds wanting more. So, pour yourself one of these mini beers and see why this is quickly becoming the go-to drink recipe for any party host looking for an impressive yet easy-to-make beverage!

Ingredient List

 The perfect little brew for a big night in with friends.
The perfect little brew for a big night in with friends.


Here are the ingredients that you will need to make this Little Beer Recipe:

  • Licor 43: 1 part (1 fluid ounce).
  • Heavy cream: 2-3 parts.
  • Mini beer shot glass.
  • Bar spoon.

That’s all! These four ingredients are easy to find in any grocery store. Licor 43 is a bright yellow liqueur that simulates beer, but it is actually a vanilla liqueur from Spain. It is the key ingredient for making the “beer” foam top that makes these little beers look like mini-beers. Heavy cream helps to give that creamy consistency that we all love in a beer.

The Recipe How-To

 Cheers! This Little Beer packs a flavorful punch.
Cheers! This Little Beer packs a flavorful punch.

Now that we have talked about the ingredients, it’s time to put them together and make some little beers!

Step One: Prepare the Materials

Before getting started with making your mini beer shots, make sure everything is properly chilled. Have your Licor 43 and heavy whipping cream in the fridge for at least an hour before use. You will also need shot glasses, a measuring cup, and a bar spoon.

Step Two: Pour the Licor 43

Take your shot glass and pour half of it with chilled Licor 43. It will be bright yellow – this is what simulates beer in this recipe.

Step Three: Top with Heavy Cream

Next, grab your measuring cup and pour in 2-3 fluid ounces of heavy whipping cream. Take note that it should be cold from being stored in the fridge. Using a bar spoon held against the side of the shot glass, slowly pour heavy cream on top of the Licor 43 making sure it doesn’t mix. The heavy cream should float on top of the liqueur simulating foam on top of beer.

Step Four: Serve and Enjoy

You’ll want to enjoy these little beers right away for best taste. This little beer recipe makes enough for up to six mini beer shots per one bottle of Licor 43. The Licor 43 alone is delicious served chilled, so you can make one big glass or mini beer shots as you please anywhere using our pocket cocktails.

Now you know how to make a shot that looks like a pint without dropping actual beer into shots!

Substitutions and Variations

 Who needs a giant mug when you can enjoy the perfect pint-sized beverage?
Who needs a giant mug when you can enjoy the perfect pint-sized beverage?

The Little Beer Recipe is a simple and delightful treat to enjoy, but it’s always fun to experiment with different flavors and ingredients. Here are some substitutions and variations that you might want to try out:

– Instead of Licor 43, you can use any other vanilla liqueur or cream liqueur such as Baileys or Kahlua. But keep in mind that the bright yellow color of Licor 43 adds an additional touch of aesthetic appeal.

– For those who are not fond of heavy cream, you can swap it for a less heavy alternative such as light cream or half & half. However, the heavy cream is responsible for the “foam top” that gives this shot its “beer-like” appearance, so keep that in mind.

– If you want to whip up a batch for a larger crowd, you can easily convert this recipe into a punch bowl recipe by increasing the measurements accordingly. Serve it chilled in small glasses or serve them in shot glasses.

– For those who prefer sweeter drinks, you can sprinkle some cinnamon on top of the whipped cream to add a bit more flavor.

– To create another variation, try adding ice-cold coffee or espresso to the mixture. Doing this will turn your little beer shots into a chocolate and coffee-infused creamy shot with the right bitter notes.

By switching up these simple ingredients, you can achieve different versions of this popular drink recipe. Don’t be afraid to get creative and make it your own!

Serving and Pairing

Ah, the little beer. It may be small in size, but it packs a flavorful punch that deserves to be enjoyed to its fullest potential. So, how should you serve and pair these delightful mini beers?


First things first, make sure your little beer shots are ice cold. The chilled licor 43 and heavy cream combination simulates the look of a bright yellow beer with a frothy foam top perfectly. Once chilled, simply pour the licor 43 into your shot glass, followed by a bar spoon of heavy cream back-dripped on top to create that perfect layered effect. And voilà! Your little beer shot is ready to be enjoyed.


The vanilla flavor of the licor 43 and heavy cream makes this little beer shot an excellent choice for light desserts or sweet snacks like Cheddar Cheese or Horchata. You can also try pairing it with a refreshing fruit salad to balance out the sweetness. But don’t limit yourself! The versatility of this recipe means it can be enjoyed on its own as a pocket cocktail or even as part of your next party’s drink recipes.

Whether you’re enjoying it on its own or pairing it with a dessert, Licor 43 mini beers are the perfect way to impress your guests with a cute faux-beer that tastes as great as it looks.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

Once you have made your delectable little beer shots, you may be wondering if they can be made ahead of time or how to store them for the future. Luckily, these shots can easily be made ahead of time and stored for later use.

To make it easy, simply mix together the Licor 43 and heavy cream in advance and store the mixture in an airtight container in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve. When you are ready to serve, all that is left to do is pour the chilled Licor 43 mixture into the shot glasses and enjoy.

If you find yourself with leftover little beers, they can also be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week. The heavy cream may separate slightly during storage, but don’t worry as it will recombine once stirred.

To reheat your little beers, simply remove them from the refrigerator and let them sit at room temperature for a few minutes to take off the chill. It is important not to heat them in the microwave or on a stove-top as this will cause the cream to curdle and ruin the texture of your drink.

By following these simple tips for make-ahead, storing, and even reheating your little beer shots, you’ll always have a perfect mini beer shot on hand whenever you need one.

Tips for Perfect Results

As a barista, I know how important it is to get every shot right. Here are a few tips to help you make the perfect Little Beer shot.

1. Chill everything: Make sure to chill the Licor 43 and heavy cream before making the Little Beer shot. This will help the ingredients mix together better and create that signature foam top.

2. Use a bar spoon: To create that foam top, use a bar spoon to carefully pour the heavy cream back over the Licor 43 shot. Pouring too fast or too much cream can ruin the effect of the mini beer.

3. Perfect the pour: When pouring the Licor 43, pour it slowly into the shot glass to avoid creating bubbles or causing splashes that could disturb your foam top.

4. Experiment with variations: While the classic Little Beer recipe is delicious, trying out different variations can add exciting twists to this familiar shot. For example, try adding Cheddar Cheese to create a savory flavor or Licor 43 Spanish Horchata for a sweeter twist.

5. Keep it small: The Little Beer shot is meant to be tiny, so don’t be tempted to make it larger than intended. The small size adds to its charm and makes it easy to enjoy as a pocket cocktail or alongside other drink recipes.

By following these tips, you’ll be able to create perfect Little Beer shots every time. Cheers!


Before we wrap up this little beer recipe guide and leave you to have all the fun making these delightful beer shots, let’s address some frequently asked questions or concerns that may arise in the process. With proper knowledge and understanding, nothing should stop you from achieving your goals of turning your party into a pocket cocktail bar. So, keep reading and learn more about how to make the perfect little beer shots.

What are little beers made of?

Get ready to be surprised by the Mini Beer Shot, a unique and fun shot that will make your taste buds dance with joy. This shot, made with Licor 43, a vanilla-flavored Spanish liqueur, and heavy cream, is designed to mimic a mini beer. The bright yellow liqueur acts as the “beer,” while the whipped heavy cream imitates the frothy foam on top. So, let’s dive into the recipe to learn how to make this tasty and playful shot.

What kind of liquor is Licor 43?

Licor 43 is a Spanish liqueur renowned for its bright yellow hue and sweet vanilla flavor. Its creation dates back to 1946, where the Zamora family designed it using an ancient recipe. The concoction is famously made with 43 herbs and botanicals, hence the name Cuarenta Y Tres or 43 in Spanish.

What are the ingredients in Little Bears?

This recipe calls for ingredients such as organic degermed cornmeal, a combination of expeller pressed oils including canola, safflower and sunflower oil, cheddar cheese powder consisting of pasteurized milk, cheese cultures, enzymes, whey, buttermilk, butter, salt, disodium phosphate, annatto extract for color and natural flavor, as well as sea salt.

What is Licor 43 made of?

One of the most popular liqueurs in Spain that has made its way to over 80 countries is Licor 43. This family-run business keeps their recipe a secret, but it is known that the liqueur contains five main ingredients: lemon, orange, vanilla, coriander, and tea.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, the little beer recipe is a delightful and unique drink that is perfect for any occasion. Its strong and distinct taste will leave you feeling both refreshed and satisfied. Whether you are hosting a party or having a quiet night in with friends, this recipe is sure to impress.

With the use of Licor 43, heavy cream, and a shot glass, you can make mini beers that look like the real deal. The vanilla flavor of the liqueur simulates beer while the bright yellow color creates foam on top to make it seem like an actual pint.

Additionally, this recipe is highly customizable. You can experiment with different variations and substitutions to suit your personal preferences. From Licor 43 horchata to beer shots made with Cheddar Cheese, there’s no limit to what you can do with this little beer recipe.

Lastly, this recipe is incredibly easy to make! With just one bar spoon of Licor 43, 1 fluid ounce of chilled licor 43, and 2-3 scoops of heavy whipping cream, you can have mini beers ready in no time.

So don’t hesitate – try out this little beer recipe today! It’s a pocket cocktail that packs a punch and is sure to become a staple in your drink recipes.

Little Beer

Little Beer Recipe

This shot is made with licor 43 a vanilla flavored liquor and cream. Much sweeter then beer.
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Course: Beverage
Keyword: < 15 Mins, Beverages, Easy, No-Cook, Sweet
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Calories: 43.8kcal


  • 1 fluid ounce Licor 43 (vanilla liqueur, liquor cuarenta y treslicor 43)
  • 1/2 fluid ounce cream


  • Pour 43 into shot glass and top with cream. There's a mini beer head and all the better flavor!

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Serving: 15g | Calories: 43.8kcal | Carbohydrates: 0.4g | Protein: 0.3g | Fat: 4.6g | Saturated Fat: 2.9g | Cholesterol: 16.6mg | Sodium: 5.1mg

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