Sunday, January 30, 2011

Frozen Girl Scout Cookie - How to mix a tropical drink like a pro!

 Frozen Girl Scout Cookie...
They taste like a Chocolate Thin Mint Cookie,
really they do!



Girl Scout cookies have arrived.  We did our part, but don't get me started on the quality and cost of those little fund raisers.  

But it dad make me recall a "near Girl Scout Cookie" experience... Just a little more um... Grown up.

I like them frozen, like a milkshake. My wife prefers hers straight up, over ice. That is even odder when you consider the extra ice in a frozen drink waters down that alcohol, so hers is a stronger drink. So, nightly, I have been breaking out the Rum bottles, and making different drinks. I thought a little post on the basics of how to mix a drink (including frozen drinks) would be in order...

First, Any and all drinks can be made "frozen". Just add a cup of ice per drink and mix in a blender.
But, I am ahead of myself... let's start with the straight up drink...

A straight up drink (or "neat") is served room temperature. Just assemble the drink, stir and serve. Generally, Scotches and whiskey shots are served like this. Very classy, very potent.

No tropical drink I know of is served straight up. Most are served chilled, on ice or frozen. So, here's how do do that...






Have everything handy, assemble your ingredients, same as with a recipe. It is even more important, as you are dealing with ice ... work fast.


For a GIRL SCOUT COOKIE, you need ...A blender for frozen drinks, or a mixer for chilled and rocks drinks


ice
Creme de menthe
Creme de Cacao
Light Rum
Half and Half




The formula for the drink is easy, 1 ounce of each of the 4 liquids, put 3 large ice cubes or 1/2 cup crushed ice into a cocktail shaker (shown).

add the drink mix, top the shaker (be sure to put the cap over the strainer before you do the next step...)


And Shake, Shake, Shake...
Warning, don't do this with a carbonated ingredient (like rum and cokes). Those type drinks get a stir stick.


Pour into a chilled glass and your "chilled" GIRL SCOUT COOKIE is ready to serve. The built in strainer in the cocktail shakers will strain the drink over the ice for one last chilling, without any ice ending up in the drink (and deluding it).

If you would like to add 3-4 ice cubes, a "chilled" GIRL SCOUT COOKIE now becomes a GIRL SCOUT COOKIE "on the rocks".


To make a "Frozen" GIRL SCOUT COOKIE", put the liquid ingredients into a blender (Any blender made in the last 5 years should have an "Ice Crusher" setting, if yours doesn't, time for an upgrade... I just bought a new one for $25). On top of the liquid, add 1 cup of ice...


And blend away until you reach a smoothie or milkshake consistency. You may need to add a little extra ice, or a little extra liquids. It is best to add extra of the non alcoholic mixer if you need to add liquid (in this case, the milk).


And here they are... Jackie got her's on ice, I got mine frozen and we enjoyed a recap of our day.

7 comments:

  1. But where is my drink? Surely you would share this with the rest of us :)

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  2. I bet this tasted like Springtime...

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  3. How come the girl scouts don't sell THESE in front of the grocery store, they'd make millions, haha.

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  4. Okay, I am a huge Thin Mint fan so this sounds absolutely amazing to me. Yum!

    And I wanted to tell you, I made my own pizza for the first time. I had storebought dough so it was kind of the easy way out, but for a first time, I am okay with that. And you weren't kidding about what a cheap dinner it was, and so much better than your average takeout pizza.

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  5. I love thin mints straight from the freezer - that drink looks insulin worthy!!

    When I sold girl scout cookies there were 50 thin mints to a box for 50 cents a box!

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  6. OMG I just ran out of Thin MInts! It's nice to have a liquid alternative! Thank you so much for sharing - Cheers to a lovely evening:)

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