Girl Scout Cookie season is here, my dealer Krystal (Her Daughter Amelia is a Girl Scout) posted via Facebook that cookies are for sale and will be delivered mid February. I placed my order right away. I can eat a box of Thin Mints in one sitting while sipping on my favorite drinks to pair with them. The kids get milk and after the kids go to bed I am having my cookies in silence with an adult beverage.

Of course my kids are excited for the arrival of our Girl Scout Cookies , but pretty sure I am much more anxiously excited. It’s really not too surprising that wine, beer, and other alcohol experts have begun weighing in on what to drink with which cookie. Get a bottle opener, corkscrew, and shaker, it’s about time to get you drink on while pairing it with your favorite Girl Scout Cookie of choice.

Thin Mints

Beer: Stout or porter.

Wine: You’ve got a few options here, depending on how sweet you want your overall pairing experience Try a shiraz or a syrah.

Hard liquor: Bourbon, but you might also try a chocolate martini.


Beer: Peanut butter can be a little tricky to pair with; there aren’t really any rules, so opinions differ dramatically depending on who you talk to. Try banana bread-flavored beer (try Wells Banana Bread Beer); and still others opt for a brew reminiscent of ‘smores.

Wine: Sweet reds are the way to go: Port, petite syrah, and so on. I would also imagine anything that goes well with Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.

Hard liquor: Did you know that there is a bourbon with peanut butter notes? I did not, but there is: Johnny Drum. You might also try an Old Fashioned, if you want to get fancy.


Beer:  Maui Brewing Co.’s Coconut Porter or Brooklyn Brew Shop’s Peanut Butter Porter.

Wine: Perhaps unsurprisingly, Samoas call for dessert wines like tawny ports .

Hard liquor:  Bourbon is the top choice for Samoas, dark rum would also pair nicely with them.


Beer: According to Matt Simpson of the Beer Sommelier, you’ll want to enjoy your Trefoils with a caramel-y dopplebock.

Wine: I love champagne. Try  some bubbly with your shortbread.

Hard liquor: If you’ve been looking for the perfect opportunity to break out the Pappy Van Winkle, now might be it, says the Bourbon Review.

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