Party the night away with the taste of your favorite Girl Scout Cookie! This Thin Mint Shot tastes just like Thin Mint cookies and features Creme De Menthe, chocolate liqueur, and Bailey's Irish Cream for a creamy and decadent drink recipe. All you need is a cocktail shaker and a shot glass or two to make this quick shooter perfect for parties or St. Patrick's Day (because of the green color!).
The older I get, the more I realize drinking mixed shots at parties is so much better than taking shots of straight liquor. Our friend group mostly drinks whiskey shots with picklebacks, but there's something romantic about breaking out the cocktail shaker at a gathering.
What Flavors are Thin Mints?
Do you know why Thin Mint Cookies are so popular? It's because chocolate mint is a top-tier flavor combination. This shot recipe tastes just like a Girl Scout Thin Mint, so be careful! Enjoy it with a garnish of cookie crumbs if it's Girl Scout cookie season, or with a knock-off cookie. Don't worry we won't tell!
How to Store Creme-Based Liquors
According to Christopher Null of the Drink Hacker, unopened bottles of cream liqueurs, such as Kahlua, have a shelf life of 3 years unopened. Once opened, the shelf life drops to 6 months.
Each brand also has its own instructions on whether you should refrigerate or not. A quick look at a Bailey's bottle will tell you to store it in a cool place under 77° F. Most people like to enjoy their cream liqueur chilled in cocktail recipes, so keeping it in the fridge is most common.
Shot Making Essentials
When making shots, there are two pieces of essential equipment you need: a shaker and a shot glass. While you can get away with stirring the mixture in a glass with ice then straining it out, using a cocktail shaker is easier (and so much more fun!).
I like my stainless steel model. It's dishwasher-safe and it gets the drinks super chilly. It also comes with a strainer, making it easier to pour shots.
How to Make a Thin Mint Shot
Gather all your ingredients, some ice, shot glasses, and your cocktail shaker. This recipe makes two cool and refreshing shots that are chocolatey with a hint of mint.
In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine the Creme De Menthe, chocolate liqueur, and Bailey's Irish Cream and shake until chilled. Pour into two shot glasses and garnish with cookie crumbs.
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Girl Scout Thin Mint Shot Recipe
- 1 oz Crème De Menthe
- 1 oz Chocolate Liqueur
- 1 oz Bailey's Irish Cream
- In a cocktail shaker filled with ice combine the Crème De Menthe, Chocolate Liqueur, and Bailey's Irish Cream and shake until chilled. Pour into shot glasses and serve.