**You must be 21 or older to enjoy this beverage! Please drink responsibly**
Ladies and gentlemen, this is going to be epic! Ready? Introducing… the Thin Mint Cocktail. TWO INGREDIENTS. Tastes just like a Thin Mint Girl Scout cookie. Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day… What?! ????
First of all, let’s just get out of the way that I’m not a bartender. I know a few. I do enjoy a flavorful adult beverage. But that’s about as far as my expertise goes. However I invented this cocktail. On accident. Proud moment. Trust me though. It’s a very, very happy accident.
How this glorious cocktail came to be, went something like this: I ran out and bought some crème de menthe because my plan was to share with you all (and I still am going to share with you soon) a cocktail my grandpa enjoyed. My family called it “Grandpa’s green drink” but it actually has a proper name which I’ll tell you when I post the recipe. Saving that one for St. Pat’s day so be sure to check back! So, after I made and photographed my grandpa’s green drink, I wanted to see what else would go well with the crème de menthe and that’s when I spotted a bottle of Kahlua pre-mixed mudslide in my recently organized liquor cabinet (spring cleaning is a real thing!). I added the two cordials to a chilled rocks glass full of crushed ice, gave it a stir and took a sip. And it was like a liquid thin mint cookie! So nuts.
I’m not sure how old the bottle of mudslide in my cabinet is ???? and I’m not even sure if you can buy mudslides ready-mixed anymore, so if you have trouble finding it, here’s how to make your own mudslide.
I recommend garnishing this drink with an Andes chocolate and a fresh sprig of mint. And why not go full mint-chocolate lover here and grab an entire of box of Thin Mint Girl Scout cookies too? A thin mint cocktail with a side of thin mints? I think yes. 😀
Want to make a virgin version of this cocktail? You can! Brew a strong cup of coffee, add a heavy pour of cream, sugar and then chill. Use this mixture in place of Kahlua and add creme de menthe syrup.
For a kid’s version, you can use chocolate or vanilla milk and creme de menth syrup!