The Story Behind The Grown-Up Thin Mint

Inspired by the famous Girl Scout Cookie, this Thin Mint cocktail gets its chocolate and butterscotch backbone from a healthy pour of bourbon. The true star of the mix, however, is Vandermint Liqueur, a somewhat obscure, mint-chocolate liqueur from Holland. If you have trouble finding it, a chocolate liqueur can provide similar flavor; but it’s worth seeking out the original.

Mint is the standout herb here, thanks to the Brancamenta. The whipped cream and mint cookie crumbles provide the perfect textural contrast.

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce bourbon, such as Woodford Reserve
  • 3/4 ounce Vandermint Liqueur, or chocolate liqueur
  • 1/4 ounce Brancamenta
  • 1 1/2 ounce vanilla almond milk
  • Freshly whipped heavy cream (recipe follows)
  • Garnish with crumbled mint cookies

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients except whipped cream and garnish into a cocktail shaker with one large cube.
  2. Lightly shake to chill, and then strain into glass.
  3. Top with freshly whipped heavy cream, and garnish with crumbled mint cookie.

Whipped Cream Directions

  • ¼ cup heavy cream

Whipped Cream Directions

  1. Add heavy cream to a protein or cocktail shaker.
  2. Shake until cream has thickened.
Every thinking person's favorite Girl Scout cookie gets a boozy, grown-up twist in this tasty thin mint bourbon cocktail. Learn how to make the recipe!