SF bar’s cocktail and Girl Scout Cookies pairings are going fast 

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  • Alembic on Haight Street has earned its “pair cookies with cocktails” merit badge.
The folks at Alembic are serving up Girl Scout Cookies in the best possible way: paired with booze. But just like the seasonal sweets, the offerings won’t be around for long.

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.

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Rhys Alvarado

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Rhys Alvarado is a cocktail enthusiast and sucker for soul and sweet reggae music. A food and drink blogger since 2009, Rhys has sipped his way from Hawaii to Santa Barbara and up the coast to San Francisco, where he's found a glorious wave of craft concoctions and expert drink-makers.
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