**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!