Its one of the many cocktails in the upcoming book A Field Guide to Cocktails (Quirk) which details the origins of well- and lesser-known drinks.
According to author Rob Chirico, the Girl Scout Cookie which contains peppermint schnapps, dark creme de cacao and heavy cream post-dates the Black Russian back to the 1950s.
If the thought of a Girl Scout Cookie hangover makes you sick, Chirico says a Bloody Mary is advisable the next morning.
Meanwhile, Chirico researched the drink Harvey Wallbanger and says one story of its origin claims the drink was named after a disconsolate surfer named Harvey who downed Galliano- laced screwdrivers, then summarily banged into the walls while exiting the bar.
But Chirico says the drink was likely invented by Gallianos advertising department that created a cartoon character named Harvey who exclaimed in ads the drink was the hippest of the 1970s.
Now that youve had a taste of the hair of the dog that bit you, youll have to wait: A Field Guide to Cocktails doesnt come out until November.
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