It’s Girl Scout cookie time here in Central Maryland. That got me thinking that it would be fun to create some cocktails that are Girl Scout cookie themed. During the month of November I will be posting videos on TikTok with my creations. Some of the recipes will be ones I have come up with and some will be recipes that I have found online. I will be posting at least two cookie themed cocktails each week so don’t forget to follow me to see all the recipes.
The Toast-yay! cookie is new to the Girl Scout cookie lineup this year. When I first tasted it I thought it tasted a lot like cinnamon toast crunch cereal. So I decided that my first drink for this cookie would be the Cinnamon Toast Crunch Shot. It really does taste a lot like this cookie. But don’t worry, I will also be coming out with an actual cocktail for this cookie too.
For the Toast-yay! shot you will need 1 ounce of Fireball whiskey and 1 ounce of RunChata. Shake them with ice and strain into a shot glass. Simple and delicious!
During a recent grocery shopping trip I came across the Bigelow Toasted Coconut Almond Bark tea. The tea sounded really good and made me think of Caramel deLites. What can I say, it’s Girl Scout cookie season here right now. So I decided to pick up a box and try it.
Hot Tea – As a hot tea I really enjoyed this tea. I did add some coconut creamer to it for that extra coconut flavor. It was absolutely delicious and will become part of my regular rotation of morning hot teas. I also think it would be very good with a caramel creamer. This method would most likely give you a taste similar to a samoa Girl Scout cookie.
Iced Tea – Another delicious iced tea. I used 2 tea bags to make 1 pint of sweet tea. This made the tea a bit strong so I added coconut milk for an iced tea latte. It made a delicious refreshing drink that I will definitely make again. I think I would like to add some boba to it next time though.
All in all i loved this tea. It was a medium strength black tea with a lovely toasted coconut flavor. I enjoyed it both hot and iced and will most likely be purchasing it again.
One of my favorite morning teas in the fall and winter is a chai tea latte. While you can buy some nice ones already made, I much prefer to make my own at home. It saves money and I can control what is in it. I personally prefer the Rishi Masala Chai tea blend which I purchase on Amazon. Since this is a loose leaf tea and I like it strong I prefer to use a t-sac to contain my tea leaves. I have tried a tea ball in the past and it just does not hold enough tea leaves to make it strong enough for my tastes. The t-sac is also nice because you can compost it along with the tea leaves.
To measure my tea I use a perfect tea spoon which I purchased from Teavanna. Each scoop is approximately 1.25 teaspoons in size. You can purchase a similar tea spoon on Amazon.
To make the tea I add 2.5 spoons (just over 1 tablespoon) of tea leaves to the T-sac pouch. I then stick a chopstick through the top of the pouch and set that over the top of my cup with the t-sac hanging in the cup. You can see this demonstrated in the video below.
Add boiling water to fill the cup making sure the tea leaves are submerged. Let steep for 4 minutes and then remove the tea leaves. Add sugar to taste, I use 2 heaping tablespoons, and a splash of milk. Now go enjoy your delicious chai tea latte.
My favorite Girl Scout cookie is the Caramel deLite (also known as the Samoa in some areas). I just love all that caramel and coconut with just enough chocolate to tie it all together. So I was super excited when I found a recipe for a Samoa Martini on Delish. You can find that recipe here.
When I made my version of this martini I wound up using coconut creamer instead of coconut milk and I replaced the creme de cacao with Godiva milk chocolate liqueur. My version was absolutely delicious and I definitely recommend you try it if you like caramel deLites or Samoa’s.
Don’t forget to follow me if you enjoy these Girl Scout cookie themed cocktails. I will be posting the cookie themed cocktails throughout the month of November.
The all time best seller for Girl Scout cookies is the Thin Mint. It has that classic chocolate and mint flavor that so many people love. For today’s cocktail I give you the Thin Mint shot. This shot is delicious and super easy to make. I used 1 ounce of mint vodka and 1 ounce of Godiva milk chocolate liqueur. If you don’t have mint vodka you could use crème de menthe. I have also made the shot this way. It is a bit sweeter but still delicious.
If you’re enjoying the Girl Scout cookie themed cocktails don’t forget to follow me. I am planning to create cocktails for all the cookies during the month of November. There are also plans for a Thin Mint martini so if you like minty chocolatey drinks you will definitely want to come back for that one.