PSA: Girl Scout Cookies Taste Better With Wine
7 pairings to get you through cookie season
Drat! Darlene from your office posted her daughter’s Girl Scout cookie sign-up sheet in the break room again. You wish you could resist those Thin Mints and Tagalongs, but for the love of all things chocolate and peanut butter, there’s no way.
Whatever, you might as well indulge like a grown-ass lady…with wine. Here, the best vino pairings for every cookie. You’re welcome.
THIN MINTS: SYRAH (AKA “SHIRAZ”) OR A BUBBLY RED
You need something to wash down all that melt-in-your-mouth peppermint-flavored chocolate. Syrah--with its bright and berry-like notes--is perfect, but you could also opt for a sparkling red (the bubbles act as a palate cleanser…yum).
SAMOAS: PORT OR A SWEET DESSERT WINE
Bottom line: You don’t want to mess with this too-good-to-be-true combination of chocolate, caramel and coconut. That’s why port (or your favorite dessert wine) is the best thing to pour. The sweetness brings out the chocolate and caramel while the acidity enhances the toasted caramel taste. Hello, adult snack time.
SAVANNAH SMILES: DRY SAUV BLANC
Mmmm…sugar-dusting. To cut the lemony flavor of this relatively new Girl Scout cookie, your best bet is a dry and citrusy bottle of white. The zestier the better.
TREFOILS: SPARKLING ROSÉ OR WHITE ZINFANDEL
You’d be surprised: The buttery flavor of this classic shortbread cookie tastes best with a wine that’s semisweet and light.
DO-SI-DOS: MERLOT OR CABERNET
We wait all year for this oatmeal sandwich (filled to perfection with a layer of creamy peanut butter). Savor the taste with a rich and medium-bodied red--it's the best way to bring out the crisp and nutty flavors.
It’s simple, really: A cookie gets covered in peanut butter and chocolate. Wash it down with a sweet and aromatic Reisling and it’ll be the best thing you do all day.
The Girl Scouts have now gone gluten-free! Consider it just one more reason to pass the bubbles.