Girl Scout Cookie Cocktail

Lineup of four girl scout cookie shot cocktails

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Prep: 3 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 3 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Yield: 1 shot
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
157 Calories
0g Fat
15g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 157
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 3mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 6%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 15g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 0mg 0%
Iron 0mg 0%
Potassium 11mg 0%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Everyone has their favorite Girl Scout cookie, but when it comes to transforming it into a boozy beverage, we are talking specifically about those famous Thin Mints. Whether it is as a party shot or a smooth and creamy sipper, the Girl Scout cookie round of drinks is just as popular as the little treats that inspired it.

The thin mint shooter is one of the most popular Girl Scout cookie recipes. You can take this cocktail as a shooter, a lowball on the rocks, a martini, or even a boozy ice cream drink. Cream and mint are consistent components, but in some cases, vodka is added. There are even a few recipes that use Jägermeister instead of vodka. If you are a Jäger fan, you might really enjoy that variation.

There's also a bit of a feud between which type of liqueur to use. Some prefer chocolate, while others prefer a coffee liqueur. Coffee has long been the most popular option, though chocolate is more fitting to the cookie experience. Both create great-tasting drinks.

This version opts for coffee over chocolate, and it is delicious. It's also not one of those shooters that will knock you to the floor. It is gentle and tastes great, making for an easy, rewarding minty-sweet experience.


Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for girl scout cookie shot cocktail recipe gathered

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  2. In a cocktail shaker, pour the 3 liqueurs. Fill with ice.

    Liqueurs being poured into the cocktail shaker from a jigger

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  3. Shake well.

    Cocktail shaker with the lid on

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  4. Strain into a shot glass. Serve and enjoy.

    Girl scout cookie shot cocktail being strained into shot glasses

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There are a few variations for this shooter. They're all delicious.

  • To make the chocolate Girl Scout cookie, simply shake and strain 1/2 ounce each of vodka, chocolate liqueur, crème de menthe, and Irish cream into a shot glass.
  • To make the after five layered shooter, fill a shot glass a third of the way with chocolate liqueur and float an equal amount of Irish cream on top, followed by floating peppermint schnapps on top.
  • For an ice cream drink, combine 1 1/2 ounces chocolate vodka with 3/4 ounce peppermint schnapps, 1 scoop chocolate ice cream, and 1/2 cup ice in a blender. Blend until smooth. Pour into a chilled glass rimmed with chocolate cookie crumbs.

How Strong Is the Girl Scout Cookie?

Oddly enough, despite the fact that these recipes include different liqueurs and are prepared as either a shot or mixed drink, they all have about the same amount of alcohol.

As you might expect, those that include vodka are slightly stronger, but it's not that significant. Notice that the layered shot is the strongest. That is because there is no ice to dilute the drink.

  • Shaken Girl Scout Cookie: 13 percent ABV (26 proof)
  • Chocolate Girl Scout Cookie: 15 percent ABV (30 proof)
  • After Five Shooter: 17 percent ABV (34 proof)
  • Frozen Girl Scout Cookie: 8 percent ABV (16 proof)

To estimate the alcohol content of these drinks, a 30-proof Irish cream and peppermint schnapps, 40-proof coffee liqueur, and a 34-proof chocolate liqueur were used.