Monday, August 22, 2005

Here’s Girl Scout Cookies In Your Eye

GREENFIELD, Mass. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Here’s a cocktail that could make you toss your cookies: The Girl Scout Cookie.

It’s 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 it’s 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 Galliano’s advertising department that created a cartoon character named Harvey who exclaimed in ads the drink was the hippest of the 1970s.

Now that you’ve had a taste of the hair of the dog that bit you, you’ll have to wait: A Field Guide to Cocktails doesn’t come out until November.

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