It’s Girl Scout Cookie season, and a couple of local places are getting into the Thin Mint spirit of things. First up, this week is ~THE ALEMBIC~’s 6th annual Girl Scout Cookie Cocktail Week, happening through Sunday March 5th! Head Barman Jacob Racusin has created four limited-time Girl Scout Cookie-inspired cocktails, which will be paired with two of the childhood classic cookies for $15. Also, on Wednesday March 1st, 10 percent of proceeds from the Girl Scout Cookie cocktails go to UP Academy.
Featured cocktails include: Apia-Colada (white rum, crème de cacao, coconut cream, and lime), paired with Samoas; The Cookie Monster (Eagle Rare bourbon, Amaro di Angostura, graham cracker, High Water Campfire Stout, and toasted marshmallow), paired with S’mores cookies; Ei Thai Iced Tea (house Thai iced tea and reposado tequila), paired with Tagalong cookies; and The Zinger (Redbreast 12 Year Irish Whiskey, St. George Bruto Americano, Red Zinger, peppermint tea, and mint), paired with Thin Mints.
Since 2013, Woods Beer Co. has brewed their homage beer series inspired by the classic cookies, which will be released on Friday March 10th. The five beers include Chocolate Peanut Butter Stout, Coconut Caramel Dubbel, Shortbread Golden Ale, Peanut Butter Cream Ale, and Chocolate Peppermint Porter. Starting Friday March 10th, swing by Woods Polk Station, Woods Bar & Brewery, and the newest Woods brewpub, Outbound, and order a beer, which comes with a cookie pairing, or there’s a Cadette Kit featuring all five beers online.
Okay, cookie monster, put down those Samoas and let’s pick up a wineglass instead. On Monday March 13th, anyone who is curious about New Zealand wines will want to head to a tasting held in conjunction with New Zealand Winegrowers and Farallon. The walk-around tasting includes 40 producers, including Akarua, Astrolabe, Babich, Brancott Estate, Carrick, Cloudy Bay, Craggy Range, Crown Range, Forrest, Giesen, Greywacke, Hillersden, Huia, Loveblock, Mission Estate, Mt. Beautiful, Nautilus, Palliser, Peregrine, Rockburn, Sacred Hill, Saint Clair, Seifried, Sophora, Spy Valley, Staete Landt, Tohu, Villa Maria, Vinultra, Whitehaven, and Wither Hills. There will also be fancy snacks by Farallon Restaurant. 6pm-8pm. $50 per person, available here. Gallery 308, Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture.