Local Spots Hosting Girl Scout Cookies + Beverage Pairing Event

On Saturday, February 18th, a group of beloved San Diego restaurants, bars, and breweries will be hosting a Girl Scout Cookies + beverage pairings fundraiser event! Iconic local eateries and watering holes are currently working to create pairings with everyone’s favorite cookies, to offer guests unique flavor combs never-before tasted.   

These local spots will either be purchasing boxes directly from Girl Scouts or will be inviting troop members on-site to sell cookies to hungry customers, alongside their created pairing. 


The Smoking Gun will serve up beer, cocktails, and cookies from 1pm to 5pm, each pair handcrafted by their talented bar staff. TheThin Mint Julep includes bourbon, chocolate liqueur, mint, and Thin Mint Crumbles. Caramel Delight mixes up rum, cinnamon simple syrup, chocolate liqueur, and whiskey bitters. You’ll be asking for more of the S’More with vodka, chocolate liqueur, vanilla, and cream. Indulge in the Tagalong and sip on bourbon, peanut butter whiskey, vanilla, simple syrup, orange bitters, and walnut bitters! 


The Original 40 Brewing Company will feature three 5 oz beer pours paired with two of each cookie for $14. Enjoy La Morenita, a Dark Czeck Lager, paired with Tagalong Peanut Butter Cookies, the Chrispy Boi, a Helles Lager, paired with Lemon Up Cookies, and the Friars Robe Brown, a Brown Ale, paired with Samoas Coconut Cookies. 


Coco Maya in Little Italy and Park 101 in Carlsbad will both offer cocktails to pair with girl scout cookies sold separately on-site. Can’t get enough of the thin mints? The Thin Mint Cookie Cocktail mixes creme de menthe green, creme de cocoa white, fernet menta, cream, and chocolate shavings. Pair Lemonades or Lemon-Ups with the Lemonade Cocktail: citron, limoncello, lemon, agave, and lemon twist. Samoa fans can pair their coconut-flavored treats with a Samoa Cocktail with rum, coconut cream, chocolate, Licor 43, and nutmeg! 


Second Chance Beer Company’s Carmel Valley location will offer four beers, four cookies, and a surprise mystery taster. Tickets are $25 per person with limited availability, so purchase tickets through Eventbrite here before they sell out! Girl scouts will be available on-site from 12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m. for any additional cookie purchases.  


Belching Beaver Brewery is offering four pairings for $20 from 12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m. Stop by their Oceanside Brewhouse location to enjoy four 5-oz beer tasters with two cookies each!  

I thought it would be interesting to speak with a few of these local spots, to hear how they’re designing the pairings, what type of awareness they hope the event will bring to their establishment, and even share their all-time favorite Girl Scout cookie! 


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