The Dirty Girl Scout

0 Posted by - March 1, 2013 - Food & Drink

This pin test was originally posted on CraftFail.

OMG, you guys, it’s Girl Scout Cookie season! Rarely, if ever, am I so excited by the prospect of over-priced, mass-produced cookies, but let’s be honest here: Thin Mints are the shit. In fact, they are second only in my mind to a good stiff drink.

But the other day I found a pin that combines both in a holy union of Girl Scout Cookie and hard liquor. I give you the Dirty Girl Scout:

Cue choirs of angels.

I wasted no time in pulling together the ingredients.


Now you guys know how I feel about Creme de Menthe. And this recipe actually calls for white Creme de Menthe, but all I can ever find at the liquor store is Leprechaun-green Creme de Menthe. So I knew this was going to look funky, if not taste super weird…

And I was right.


Not the cutest scout in the troop, if you know what I mean.

And I was a little unsure of it at first…


But I’ll tell you what, even with a first impression like that, she weaseled her way into my little alchie heart and then kicked my ass. Guys, this drink has five shots in it. She ain’t messin’ around.

So, I’d say this drink earned its cocktail badge. And maybe it’ll eventually grow up into a real beauty. You never know.



  • Jaime Thomas March 1, 2013 - 9:10 am Reply

    That looks disgusting! But I’m a Samoa girl. So I want to see a Dirty Samoa. (Just so we’re clear, not a dirty Samoan. Cause that would be weird.)

    • Catherine March 1, 2013 - 9:44 am Reply

      IDK. It depends on how hot he was. And what kind of dirty you mean.

    • Catherine March 4, 2013 - 9:56 am Reply

      Oh! I ran across a Samoa drink on Pinterest the other day! I didn’t pin it though. 🙁

    • Yeobabe March 8, 2013 - 3:55 pm Reply

      Isn’t “The Rock” Samoan or something like that? I’d like to see him dirty! Heck, I’d like to GET him dirty!

  • Kathy Daniels March 1, 2013 - 9:19 am Reply

    We had a girls night not to long ago and tried these. We too used the green Creme de Menthe. Yep horrible! Upside—lots of alcohol to make other drinks.

  • Ingrid March 1, 2013 - 9:19 am Reply

    I did see a drink made with samoas on Pinterest… Wasn’t too sure about it.

  • Swistle March 1, 2013 - 9:19 am Reply

    *leaving for liquor store*

  • Allison March 1, 2013 - 9:34 am Reply

    I like how you classed it up with a wine glass… atta’girl!

  • HemeraDemeter March 1, 2013 - 10:08 am Reply

    Is there a drink version of Tag-a-Longs? Because I would be into that.

  • Baking Suit March 1, 2013 - 10:27 am Reply

    Oh gosh, I love a Dirty Girl Scout! I used to hang out with a crew in college and one of them Jimmy would come skipping to me in the bar, Dirty Girl Scout shots in hand, exclaiming, “It’s Dirty Girl Scout time with my favorite Girl Scout.”

    Theirs were green too, so I think the key is to use a little less Mint and a little extra vodka and Bailey’s

  • ChickieD March 1, 2013 - 10:46 am Reply

    I think yours is the exact color of the Girl Scout uniforms. Seems more appropriate.

  • LizzyMom March 1, 2013 - 12:01 pm Reply

    Well, ACTUALLY, the “original” Dirty Girl Scout looks more like a “Brownie Scout” (brown uniform) whereas yours looks more like a REAL Girl Scout (green uniform).

    At least, those were the colors we had back in the days when we earned badges learning how to chisel the alphabet on rocks and clean up dinosaur poop.

    • LittleChestnut March 1, 2013 - 7:56 pm Reply

      Green was for junior girl scouts (intermediate school aged girls). Each age group had a different color, except middle and high school aged girls. Cadets and seniors both wore beige.

      • Amanda March 2, 2013 - 6:04 pm Reply

        My cadet vest was blue. I was in that crazy generation where they changed from ugly brownie brown to a warmer brownie brown lol

  • Cheryl Lynn March 1, 2013 - 12:32 pm Reply

    If the Girl Scouts made a patch for Booze, you would have it, my friend.

  • charity_tree March 1, 2013 - 1:02 pm Reply

    Bailey’s makes a Mint Chocolate version. Skip that green crap and add a double shot of the Mint Chocolate Bailey’s. Or, just drink the Mint Choco Bailey’s straight. Either way, it’ll do the job.

  • jsthavunsumfun March 1, 2013 - 1:17 pm Reply

    We used to make these as a shot at the place I bartended, they were extremely popular, and we always used the green because that’s the color for girl scouts. In all actuality it doesn’t make a damn bit of difference what color it is and if the drink tastes good and kicks your ass then who the fuck cares?

    • K.W. March 4, 2013 - 1:30 pm Reply

      I’ve had it as a shot before – probably one of the best shots I’ve ever had. And it was green too.

  • Heather March 1, 2013 - 1:52 pm Reply

    I’m a veterinarian and have neutered many dogs and cats, which is totally relevant to the next sentence. What I assume are ice cubes in your final product look like testicles floating in green slime.

    • Kari Hayes March 1, 2013 - 3:12 pm Reply

      Wonder if you can freeze Neuticles and use those for ice cubes? I know my vet parties hard…

      • Heather March 1, 2013 - 5:50 pm Reply

        I totally want to do that, put them in my husband’s scotch, and wait for him to notice.

  • Wendy March 1, 2013 - 3:51 pm Reply

    If the drink kicks ass then it’s well worth it! 🙂

  • Welmoed March 1, 2013 - 5:55 pm Reply

    Had to try these… and wow, is it tasty!! I used white creme de menthe and plain vodka. I’ll be adding this to my happy hour repertoire!

  • Truffles8761 March 1, 2013 - 5:56 pm Reply

    I thought this article would begin “Dear Penthouse”, but apparently you were too blasted to work on your pRon writing.

  • Berkin8or March 1, 2013 - 7:33 pm Reply

    That’s my favorite shot! They’re actually usually green when I buy them at bars, so really, in this case yours is more authentic. Look at you shine!

  • Courtney March 1, 2013 - 9:15 pm Reply

    Those are delicious! I do shots of those all the time. And the bars always make them green. I’ve never seen them not green honestly.

  • Quasisonic March 1, 2013 - 11:55 pm Reply

    You need the shot version. equal parts godiva cream liquer and rumpleminz. chilled. Far more enjoyable, and much simpler. 😀

  • KhaliaNicole Bentson March 1, 2013 - 11:59 pm Reply

    Oh Geez, Creme de Menthe?! Deal breaker! I Couldn’t do it!

  • Kellitor March 2, 2013 - 6:56 am Reply

    I made this with Chocolate liquor, Creme de Menthe, and Marshmallow Fluff Vodka :]

  • PyroCrashtic March 2, 2013 - 8:10 am Reply

    We used to have a tradition at our holiday party to invent shots and put them in test tubes. One year we mixed a bottle of Godiva liquior and Ice 151 (or some weird pepperment crap), then put them in test tubes (yes clean – never used for chemistry -sheesh). As people walked in they had to down a shot. We didn’t have a name, so picked Dirty Girl Scout (didn’t know it was a thing and this was pre-pinterest.
    The most stick-up-the-ass math teacher kept coming back for more. Every time “Judy” said – “Wow, I really like dirty girl scouts” HYSTERIA!!!

  • Kendra Smith Caudill March 2, 2013 - 5:25 pm Reply

    Hey when I was a girl scout the uniforms were that exact color of sort of a swampy, mint green. So in my book you nailed it.

  • Katherine Horejsi March 2, 2013 - 6:02 pm Reply

    I think I used to BE a dirty girl scout…now I have a drink named after me. Yay!

  • Kendra March 2, 2013 - 10:26 pm Reply

    I use to serve these in my bar, except instead of Kahlua and vodka, I’d use creme de cacao and Godiva liquor. Tasted just like a thin mint! ….But mine weren’t green, cause we actually had white creme de menthe….

  • Truffles8761 March 2, 2013 - 11:14 pm Reply

    BTW, is that a new profile pic? Or have I just missed it every day for many months? Either way, it’s lovely.

  • Jennifer M. Engh March 3, 2013 - 9:44 am Reply

    I’ve decided that your blog is like sex with the poolboy. Very wrong, but oh, so right. (and when I say ‘wrong’, I mean in the oh, you dirty girl, you way. Not the factually handicapped kind of way.)

  • krabby March 3, 2013 - 10:37 pm Reply

    its best served as a shot- and its AMAZING if you substitute Creme de Cocoa instead of Kahlua. 🙂 let me know if its better- that way it kicks your ass a little slower.

  • Sarah McMullin March 4, 2013 - 1:45 am Reply

    5 shots?! Rename to Shit Faced Girl Scout.

  • Meighen Heyburn March 4, 2013 - 10:22 am Reply

    That’s funny that you can’t find the clear stuff – I had a heck of a time trying to find the green stuff for my grandmother’s recipe for the best winter ice cream ever (peppermint stick ice cream topped with chocolate sauce, green creme de menthe, and dry roasted and salted peanuts). Maybe we need to swap grocery stores!

  • Carollee March 4, 2013 - 5:20 pm Reply

    I found the clear Creme de menthe at my local BevMo. It was made by the same people as the green stuff. My other Mom likes these drink called a stinger and they call for the clear so I went looking and found some. I think it was even a dollar or so cheaper then the green.

  • Llama spit March 5, 2013 - 7:35 am Reply

    Is it wrong that I’m more excited about a link to “5 MOST OVERRATED EXERCISES YOU CAN STOP DOING” than the drink? I mean, I’d probably just eat the cookies and then drink something or other.

    • Llama spit March 5, 2013 - 7:38 am Reply

      Wait, WHAT THE HELL?! It leads to The Benefits of Early Morning Exersize! DAMMIT! Like anyone wants to exersize in the early morning! Hell, I don’t even want to press the on button on the coffeemaker in the early morning. Stupid exersize trolls.(Also, I know I misspelled exersize, but the only option it gives me is excessive. Too fucking right, Google Chrome spellcheck. Too fucking right!)

  • Kaitlyn March 6, 2013 - 3:20 pm Reply

    Thin mints are incredible. I have discovered, through happy accident, (and by happy accident I mean the cravings were bad and there were no little girls in scout uniforms to be found) that Walmart brand (Great Value) fudge mint cookies taste almost the same. Particularly if you eat them from the freezer, which is, of course, the right and proper way to devour your overpriced, under-supplied chocolate mint cookies.

  • Marisa March 13, 2013 - 4:15 pm Reply

    I’ve had this at bars, and it’s freaking awesome.

  • laura m June 8, 2015 - 9:08 pm Reply

    i make a shot version using just godiva chocolae liqueur and peppermint schnapps

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