The Ultimate Girl Scout Cookie And Wine Pairing Guide
It's that time of year, the best time of year for many, Girl Scout Cookie time! To get the most out of your cookie experience, check out our wine pairing guide for the perfect blend of flavors. Believe us, there is no other way to eat these 8 Girl Scout cookies than with a glass of wine.
1. Thin Mints
One of the original Girl Scout Cookies, Thin Mints are a definite classic. The chocolatey mint flavor is to die for, especially when the cookies are frozen. To match the minty flavor of these cookies, you need a full-bodied, dry wine. A glass of merlot will go very well with your Thin Mints.
Trefoils, also known as the shortbread cookie, have a buttery richness to them that we can't help but love. This simple cookie needs a just as simple counterpart. Pair Trefoils with a sparkling wine for a great combination of cookie and wine. The flavors of the cookie pair well with the liveliness that comes from the sparkling wine.
5. Rah-Rah Raisin
One of the newer Girl Scout Cookies, Rah-Rah Raisins are delicious. The cookie is made from whole grain oats and packed with raisins and Greek yogurt-flavored chunks. You want to pair this hearty and healthy cookie with a dryer wine. Pinot Noir is the perfect dry red wine to compliment the flavors in this cookie.
Toffee-Tastic cookies are sweet, buttery cookies filled with tiny pieces of toffee crunch. This toffee flavored cookie needs a light, bubbly wine to match. Try a fine glass of champagne when indulging in a Toffee-Tastic. It doesn't need to be a special occasion to enjoy a nice glass of champagne and cookies.
Do-Si-Dos are a popular Girl Scout Cookie because of the oatmeal cookie outside and creamy peanut butter inside. To create the perfect combination of flavors, try a Zweigelt wine with the Do-Si-Dos. A Zweigelt wine is light and fruity making for the ultimate, adult-ified peanut butter and jelly treat.
3. Savannah Smiles
These lemon flavored, powdered sugar-covered cookies are sure to melt in your mouth the second you take your very first bite. To pair with the tart lemon flavor of the cookie you want a wine that is on the drier side and not so tart in itself. The perfect wine pairing for the Savannah Smiles is a Rielsling-Kabinett. This off-dry, high-acid white wine goes well with the distinct flavors of the cookie.
Samoas are a staple when it comes to ordering Girl Scout Cookies, well, for us anyways. Next time you open up a box of Samoas, try the cookies with a bottle of Tawny Port. Port wine is typically served as a dessert wine, so this sweet, red wine will fit right in with your Samoas. The subtle coconut and caramel flavors pair well with this sweeter wine.
Tagalongs are one of our favorites. The chocolatey coating gives way to a mouth-watering peanut butter center that's to die for. This savory, chocolate and peanut butter combination needs a wine that's sweet. Malmsey Madeira is the sweet wine you need to try when you finally get your box of Tagalongs.