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A shooter, or shot, is a small serving of spirits or a mixed drink (usually about one ounce), typically consumed quickly, often in a single gulp. It is common to serve a shooter as a "side" to a larger drink.
Shooters can be shaken, stirred, blended, layered, or simply poured. Shot glasses or sherry glasses are the usual drinkware in which shooters are served. They are most commonly served at bars, and some bartenders have their own "signature" shooter.
The ingredients of shooters vary from bartender to bartender and from region to region. Two shooters can have the same name but different ingredients, resulting in two very different tastes.
Baby Guinness: Two thirds to three quarters of a shot glass filled with coffee liqueur. Irish Cream poured gently, over the back of a spoon, onto the top of the liqueur. The finished result should give the impression, if done correctly, of a tiny pint of Stout.
Lemon Drop: A chilled shot of lemon-flavored vodka served with a lemon wedge covered in sugar. One takes the shot, then bites the lemon. Vodka with lemon juice can be substituted if no lemon-flavored vodka is available.
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