Girl Scout Cookies + Wine = Yes, please!
It's that time of year again! The time to look out for everyone's favorite cookies. This year, let's ditch the milk and reach for a bottle of wine to enjoy with those delicious girl scout cookies. If you are anything like us, you just can’t get enough of these seasonal delights (and yes, we have even hidden a sleeve of Thin Mints in the freezer to enjoy throughout the year) so let’s take a peek at some of the best wine and Girl Scout cookie pairings!
Lemon Ups (or Lemonades) & Riesling- The sweet, light lemony goodness of these cookies pair great with more of the sweet dessert wine. Try pairing these with a yummy glass of Riesling and get ready for a divine treat.
Thin Mints & Zinfandel- No question about it- these minty cookies are the go to cookie of the season. There is a reason why these are the best selling cookies, year after year. And truth be told, a glass of some ice cold milk is simply the best pairing there is but a close second would be a nice glass of Zinfandel. A full bodied glass of your favorite Zinfandel helps to bring out those amazingly delicious dark chocolate flavors of this classic Girl Scout cookie.
Smores & Rosé- What screams summer more than roasting marshmallows by the campfire,right? These Girl Scout cookies get us excited about summer and they are simply divine. Try pairing these with a light summer wine like a Rosé or a Sparkling Rosé. Light, airy and oh so good.
Do-Si-Dos & Merlot- A mouthwatering sweet and salty peanut butter sandwich cookie deserves a wine that will complement and give a perfect balance. A fruity soft red like a Merlot or Pinot Noir should do the trick quite nicely.
Peanut Butter Tagalongs & Cabernet- Grab a rich and full bodied glass of Cabernet Sauvignon and enjoy the perfect complement to these peanut butter and chocolate goodies.The sweet berry taste mixed with these cookies is seriously a match made in heaven. Cheers
Shortbread Cookies & Moscato- Ah, the original Girl Scout cookie. While these are the most basic and some may feel a bit plain, when you pair them with a wine, these cookies are far from ordinary. Pair with a Moscato and the sweetness and vanilla flavorings really shine through. It is so delicious that these may just become your new favorite seasonal cookie.
Samoas & Tawny Port- A perfect little dessert! These caramel chocolate coconut cookies are in a league of their own. The most decadent girl scout cookie of the bunch deserves a glass of a delicious dessert wine that is equally sweet and very rich. So grab a bottle of Tawny Port and relax and enjoy. You deserve it.
There you have it a whole new way to enjoy Girl Scout cookies and we hope you find these pairings to your liking. If you find yourself suddenly craving Girl Scout cookies and have no idea where to find them this year as they do not seem to be out and about like usual, here is some help:
1) Text COOKIES to 59618
2) Go to girlscoutcookies.org and go to the Cookie Finder
3) Download the Girl Scout Cookie Finder app (yes, it is a thing!)
4) Ask a Girl Scout to share her virtual cookie booth link with you
Feeling adventurous? Grab your favorite box of Girl Scout cookies and load up your favorite Portovino wine purse with your wine pairing of choice and bring the party with you!