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Girl Scout Cookie Cocktails at Local Venue

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Thicc Mint is Inspired by Thin Mints® - Crisp, chocolate cookies dipped in a delicious mint chocolaty coating | Image by TA Visuals/Sweet Tooth Hotel

This Girl Scout cookie season, a local cocktail lounge is collaborating with Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas (GSNETX) to make Girl Scout cookie-flavored cocktails.

The Sweet Tooth Hotel, located in downtown Dallas, features art exhibits alongside cocktails. Starting this past weekend, the Girl Scouts sold cookies at the venue and will continue to do so in the coming weekends.

Steven Yeager, the bar manager, took the lead on creating the cookie concoctions, with cocktails inspired by Trefoils shortbread cookies, Thin Mints, TagAlongs, Lemon-Ups, and Samoas.

Jennifer Barkowski, the CEO of GSNETX, said in a press release, “This is a great opportunity to get more people in Dallas buzzing about our cookies and generate greater interest in Girl Scouting and our Entrepreneurial Program.”

She hopes this new move will bring Girl Scout cookies to an older audience. The cookie cocktails will be available until March 5.

The Samoas cocktail features tequila, coconut rum, coffee, coconut cream, and Mr. Black. The Thin Mint cocktail will have rum, Kahlua, creme de menthe, and creme de cacao.

If you are craving peanut butter, try the TagAlong cocktail with peanut butter whiskey, amaretto, chocolate cream, and orange bitters.

The Trefoil cocktail has vanilla vodka, butterscotch schnapps, Irish cream, and half-and-half.

For a more citrusy drink, try the Lemon-Ups cocktail, which has vanilla vodka, lemon juice, simple syrup, and a foam topper.

The co-founder of the Sweet Tooth Hotel, Jencey Keeton, has fond memories of her time in the Girl Scouts.

“The Girl Scouts taught me to be creative, resourceful, and collaborative,” Keeton said. “I learned all kinds of entrepreneurial and leadership skills that have helped me be successful in my career today.”

“It’s such an amazing organization doing important work for young girls,” Keeton added, “and we want everyone in the area to know it.”

The Girl Scouts count an estimated 1.7 million members. During cookie season, they sell an incredible $800 million worth of cookies. The group calls it the “largest financial investment in girls annually in the United States.”

“All of the net revenue from cookie sales — 100 percent of it — stays within a Girl Scout council’s local area to benefit girls and their council,” a representative of the Girl Scouts told Bustle.

“The annual Girl Scout cookie sale is a force of nature at the national level,” John Frank, a food analyst for Mintel, told USA Today.

“Big companies like Kraft know it’s coming, and they’ve learned to live with it. It’s like a storm and there’s nothing they can do but wait for it to pass, because there is no upside to marketing against the Girl Scouts.”

The kickoff party for the cocktails took place last Friday, and there are more special events ahead, with a Galentine’s Party on February 9 and a grand finale to the cookie season with a “Goodbye Girl Scout” event on March 3.

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