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Whether you were in the Girl Scouts or not—and neither of us were—it is safe to say a large portion of Americans have fond associations with Girl Scout cookie sales which take place each spring. It seems as though everyone has a very strong favorite in the line-up of cookie offerings (Jordan’s is Samoas®, Alex’s is Trefoils®), and it also seems like just about everyone loves a Thin Mint®–although there is some hearty disagreement between frozen vs. fresh.
Since craft beer, wine, and bourbon have pairing articles out there, we thought cocktails shouldn’t be left out of the fun. Below are cocktail pairings for many of the Girl Scout cookies offered. If we missed your favorite or an obvious pairing, please let us know #tobeingabetterdrinker
Alex’s Girl Scout Cookie Pairings:
Bonnie Prince (Trefoils)
- 2 oz of Gin
- 1 oz of chardonnay
- 1/4 oz of Drambuie
- orange peel
Shake and strain into a coupe glass.
Cuzco Sour (Tagalongs)
- 1 oz Lemon Juice
- 1 Egg white
- 1 1/2 oz Pisco
- 3/4 oz Simple syrup
Shake the above and strain into an Old Fashioned glass with ice. Float some fruity wine, like a Peruvian grenache, over the back of a bar spoon to top.
Revelation Cocktail (Thin Mints)
- 1 3⁄4 oz Rye, Bulleit
- 1⁄4 oz Fernet Branca
- 1⁄4 oz Sweet vermouth
- 1 ds Orange bitters, Angostura orange
- 1 Cherry, Luxardo (As garnish)
Stir in a mixing glass and strain into a chilled coupe glass.
Jordan’s Girl Scout Cookie Pairings:
Balisong Redux (Samoas)
Jordan’s effort at recreating a drink he had last October at Bad Saint in D.C.
- 1 ½ oz. Pikesville Supreme Rye
- ¾ oz. Carpano Antica Formula (Sweet Vermouth)
- ½ oz. Bitterman’s Tepache
- 1 bar spoon Kalani Coconut Liqueur
Combine ingredients in a mixing glass, add ice and stir well. Strain into a rocks glass over fresh cubes or one large cube. Garnish with a twist of lime.
Bourbon Milk Punch (Thin Mints)
- 2 oz. Bourbon (Old Grand Dad – Bonded)
- 3 oz. whole milk
- ½ oz. simple syrup
- 2 dashes vanilla extract
Combine in a shaker, add ice, and shake well. Strain into a chilled rocks glass or coupe. There is no shame in dunking your thin mints into the drink. You can also grate the thin mint over the top as a garnish.
Strong Coffee Cocktail (Girl Scout S’mores)
- 1 ½ oz. Mezcal
- 1 oz. Cardinal Spirits Songbird Coffee Liqueur
- 1 ½ oz. heavy cream
- 2 dashes Fee Brother’s Black Walnut Bitters
- 1 dash Embitterment Chocolate Bitters
Combine ingredients in a shaker, add ice and shake well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass or coupe.
Jordan also paired Savanna Smiles cookies with a Fitzgerald Cocktail (a gin sour with Angostura Bitters) or a Last Word which he modifies by cutting way down on the Maraschino Liqueur.
Have your own Girl Scout cookie cocktail pairing? Mix one up and tag us on Instagram @speakingeasypodcast and with #tobeingabetterdrinker