Stir It Thursday: Boozy Girl Scout Cocktails! Thin Mint Anyone?!

Girl Scout cookies are an institution in themselves, and who doesn’t like to indulge and buy a few boxes when they are on sale? Sometimes though, when one wants a grown up version, a cookie isn’t enough!

Del Frisco’s Grille New York is indulging guest nostalgia with a grown-up version of a favorite thin, minty treat – The Dirty Girl Scout. Mint chocolate tastes better in a cocktail.

 

The Dirty Girl Scout

Del Friscos - Dirty Girl Scout 2 oz. Godiva white

1 oz. Green creme design mint

1 oz. Stoli vanilla

Build in a mixing glass, add ice, shake and pour in martini glass. Garnish with freshly grated milk chocolate.

 

 

Hilton Orlando in Florida offers ladies the chance to finally have their dessert and sip on it too with the Thin Mint Martini. The iconic Girl Scout cookie flavor is transformed into liquid decadence by combining the following medley of ingredients:

 

Thin Mint Martini

Hilton Orlando - Thin Mint Martini

Van Gogh Double Dutch Vodka

One ounce Bailey’s Irish Cream

1/2 Ounce White Godiva

1/2 Ounce Crème De Menthe

 

 

 

King Ferry Winery (maker of Treleaven Wines), located on Cayuga Lake in the Finger Lakes region of central New York offers demonstrations for visitors on wine pairings to enjoy with their favorite Girl Scout Cookies. Specific suggestions include:

–       Samoa/Caramel Delights with Pinot Noir or Reserve Chardonnay: The creamy and caramel notes of the wine emphasizes those same wonderful qualities in the cookie. Additionally, since the chardonnay is a nice crisp wine, this pairs beautifully with the crisp cookie. The earthy nature of these wines also matches the cookie’s toasted coconut flakes.

–       Thin Mint with Cabernet Franc: Thin Mints are the hardest girl scout cookie to pair with, but Cabernet Franc, which is one wine grape that the region is known for, offers a nice pair for this cookie. Cabernet Franc is normally known for notes of black pepper and spice, but when paired with a Thin Mint, the cookie brings out tasty raspberry notes and other spices like cinnamon and nutmeg in the wine.

–       Tagalongs and Red Wine: Tagalongs are absolutely exceptional anytime you have a hearty red wine such as a Bordeaux-style Meritage.

–       Do-si-dos or Peanut Butter Sandwich with Chardonnay: A cookie that most people forget, the Peanut Butter Sandwich cookies are incredibly delicious with the light and sweet Chardonnay.

–       Lemonades and Dry Riesling: Some may find the lemon shortbread cookies to be too much, but when paired with a dry Riesling (another wine the Finger Lakes is known for!), the mineral quality of the wine mixes with the lemon cookie taste, making them unstoppably delicious (as in you won’t be able to stop eating them!)

 

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