Candy’s Dirty Girl Scout Drink Recipe

I selected this week’s drink as a tribute to one of my favorite holidays, St. Patrick’s Day.  I’m sure you all have it marked on your calendars with a big “WOO-HOO!” like I do.  Mr. Candy and I celebrated St. Patty’s Day in Dublin a couple of years ago — one of our “Things to Do Before Having a Baby” that we checked off the list (and added to our “Things to Do AGAIN When We Retire” list) — and, although my mom claims I’m a mutt, I knew I had found my people when I partied with the Irish.

I cannot condone drinking anything except Guinness on the actual holiday.  But for those who aren’t — GASP! — beer fans…?  A green drink is appropriate enough, I think.  (And I should know, being an honorary Irishwoman and all.)  So I present to you…

THE DIRTY GIRL SCOUT (Also known as:  Candy and Mr. Candy’s Drink of 2004; also:  a drink that tastes way better than it looks)


* 1 oz.  Baileys Irish Cream (I substituted the Mint Chocolate variety because I’m crazy like that)
* 1/2 oz.  Creme de Menthe (green)
* 1 oz.  Kahlúa
* 1 oz.  Vodka (Any kind will do.  A friend of ours in the liquor industry SWEARS they’re all the same.  However, Mr. Candy tested that theory by spending a night with a bottle of cheap-ass Kamchatka and, well, his stomach begs to differ.)


Even us ladies afflicted with Mommy Brain can handle this one:   Mix all ingredients in cocktail shaker and pour over ice in glass of your choice:  highball, martini, sippy cup, what-have-you.

Sláinte!  Again, don’t judge the drink by its puke-green cover.  Nine out of ten alcoholics agree its dee-lish.

Word of warning:  It tastes yummy, but it can creep up on you.

After this drink, Mr. Candy passed out on the couch.  True story.  Guess we CAN’T party like it’s 2004 anymore.  So sad.

Candy Kirby is the founder of The Laughing Stork and a professional fun-maker who will never stop chasing her lifelong dream: to find the Pomeranian or porn star after whom her parents must have named her. She also used to be a staff writer for the soap opera, The Bold and the Beautiful, where she penned many scripts featuring prolonged heated stares and countless “Who’s the Daddy?” story lines. Candy lives in Los Angeles with her husband, two young kids and three rescue Persian cats who enjoy blanketing every inch of the house in kitty fur.


  1. Cowgirl in the Sand

    Mar 12, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    It looks like Creme de Menthe is popular in the Candy household… 😉

  2. Mr. Candy

    Mar 12, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    . . . so is vodka.

  3. Cowgirl in the Sand

    Mar 12, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    Since I’m home alone tonight with the kiddos (who were both in bed by 7 PM), I decided to splurge. I made the Dirty Girl Scout, although I substituted Starbucks Coffee Liqueur for the Kahlua (if you haven’t already tried it, please tell me you’ll do a taste test between Kahlua and SBUX Coffee Liqueur, because once you try them side-by-side it will be hard to go back to Kahlua). I lit some candles, drew a bubble bath, and grabbed my drink, some Thin Mints (it was a Girl Scout theme night), and this week’s US Weekly. It was wonderful. Even though I didn’t have any real bubble bath so I used my 2-year old’s Mr. Bubble. And there’s no room on the side of the tub to put anything b/c of all of my kids’ bath toys, so I set everything on the stool my son uses to reach the sink (and yes, the potty). Details.

    Thanks for the recipe!

  4. Sarah

    Mar 13, 2010 at 7:45 am

    Mmmm this might be one of the drinks at the top of my “I just had a baby yay me!,but now I have two what the hell was I thinking?!? someone hand me a drink” list. I don’t know if you and Mr.Candy are shooter people (I vaguely remember tequila being mentioned in some of your privious articles) but one night when you and Mr.Candy are Miss Skye free, try this… take 1/2 an ounce of your fav vodka (Ketel one)and add 1/2 an ounce of a melon liqueur (I prefer melon but there’s different kinds,like watermelon etc.) and mix in a shooter glass. Voila! Antifreeze! Now this is a drink that will sneek up on you 🙂

  5. Candy

    Mar 13, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    Cowgirl: Sleeping kids, a bubble bath and a drink would have been enough for a perfect TGIF, but THIN MINTS…? Wow. Well-done.

    Starbucks Coffee Liqueur is now on my grocery list.

    Sarah: We are indeed a tequila-friendly *and* a shooter-friendly household. Thanks for the recipe! The best part of writing this column is the drink recipes/tips that people are sharing with me. Yum.

  6. larry

    Jun 19, 2010 at 2:32 am

    hello all