Today is the Girl Scout organization’s birthday and while we love birthdays, we love cookies more. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to get our hands on any Girl Scout cookies this year (seriously, we have wads of cash in-hand, ready to buy a million boxes of cookies and those little scouts are nowhere to be found. Don’t they want their cookie badge?). Instead, we went hunting for cocktail recipes that have been designed to taste like our favorite Girl Scout cookies. Now, instead of just eating a cookie, we get to drink a cookie and a cocktail at the same time.
Thin Mint Cocktail
The Thin Mint is arguably the most popular type of Girl Scout cookie, and there are just so many things about it that also translate to a great cocktail.
- In a cocktail shaker, muddle 2 sprigs of fresh mint and 1 1/2 oz. vodka.
- Add 1 1/2 oz. Bailey’s, 1 Tbsp. chocolate syrup and ice. Shake it up and then give it a taste. Add more chocolate if you want, and then shake it up again.
- Add a bit of chocolate syrup at the bottom of your cocktail glass, pour the mixture over it, and enjoy.
Peanut Butter Patty Cocktail
If Peanut Butter Patties had a heart beat, we’d marry them. Since they don’t, we’ll settle for drinking them.
- In a cocktail shaker filled halfway with ice, add 1 1/2 oz. Godiva dark chocolate liqueur, 1 1/2 oz. Castries Peanut rum creme, 3/4 oz. Bailey’s Irish Cream, and 3/4 oz. half and half.
- Shake until the shaker is lightly frosted.
- Drizzle chocolate peanut butter simple syrup (recipe at link above) in a zig-zag pattern on the inside of a cocktail glass. Strain the liquid into the glass. Top with whipped cream, if desired.
Samoa Cookie Cocktail
We grew up calling these Caramel Delights, but we are fine with calling them Samoas too if it means we can eat (drink) them.
- Chill glass in the freezer for 5 minutes. While glass is chilling, put 1/2 cup shredded coconut on a small plate and then place 2 tablespoons of chocolate syrup on another small plate.
- Take the glass out of the freezer and run its rim through the chocolate syrup. Place the glass back in the freezer for 30 seconds and discard the remaining chocolate syrup (or lick it off the plate. We won’t tell.)
- Remove the glass from the freezer and place it’s rim in the shredded coconut, pressing lightly to make sure it sticks to the chocolate. Put the glass back in the freezer while you mix the cocktail.
- In a cocktail shaker filled half-way with ice, add 2 oz. Godiva chocolate liqueur, 2 oz. Malibu Coconut Rum, and 1 oz. Disaronno. Shake for 30 seconds, take the glass out of the freezer, and then strain the drink into the glass.
- If you were lucky enough to grab a real box of Samoas from the Girl Scouts, garnish the drink with one.
Girl Scout cookies never disappoint and now that we’ve found these recipes, we couldn’t be happier. If you were lucky enough to find a few boxes of cookies this year, we have one word for you: dunk.