The coconut-and-chocolate Samoas, for example, complement a smooth-sipping rum concoction. And Peanut Butter Patties are served alongside a nutty tequila cocktail. Each drink comes with a pair of cookies.
Demand for the cocktail-and-cookie pairing has been so high that when Alembic bartender Ethan Terry ran out of them, the parents of neighborhood Girl Scouts who knew about the cocktail program contacted the bar to see if they would buy the rest of their allotment. Alembic happily did so.
“We were worried that we’d run out sooner than we’d expected, and all of a sudden we’ve got parents calling in seeing if we wanted to buy the rest of their kids’ cookies,” Terry said.
The Girl Scout Cookies program was started in 1917 by a group of involved mothers who baked cookies out of their own homes to help pay for camping trips and troop activities.
Stop in before the last cookie crumbles, and catch a sugary buzz while you’re at it. Alembic is on Haight Street near Golden Gate Park.