Top 5 Girl Scout Cookie and Wine Pairings
Girl Scout cookies aren’t just for kids anymore.
Before you tear open the box and polish off a whole sleeve, consider washing those Tagalongs down with something other than milk. Because in a world passionate with pairing food and wine, including Girl Scout cookies in the game has evolved into an adult-oriented art form. This year, ditch that glass of milk for some grown-up juice: wine.
Pairing anything with Tagalongs could lead to sweet success. But in this case, sweet reds are the way to go. A red wine with its own sweetness, like a Zinfandel, will taste great with the creamy peanut butter and chocolate.
Toasted coconut and chocolate are best met with a sweet dessert wine or a sparkling wine.
A light bodied and fruity Riesling will bring out the aromatic flavors of peanut butter and shortbread.
4. thin mints
Skip the milk and reach for a Merlot instead; even a Pinot Noir will do. These wines are rich enough to match both the dark chocolate and mint flavors.
Shortbreads have a rich, buttery taste that is best balanced by the fresh and crispy taste of a sparkling wine or a southern Chardonnay.