It's Mint To Be

Hola Arepa bartender Nate McLemore-Raczkowski is a lover of Girl Scout cookies — he may have eaten the entire test box of Caramel deLights before shooting the segment. He says that they key to each pairing is tocomplement the flavor of each cookie, not to mirror it.

Finally – the Thin Mints; which, Nate says, was the hardest to pair, despite his initial thought that it would be easiest. Mint is a strong flavor that you definitely don’t want to double-up on. So, he chose to pair the cookie with smokey, savory, and sweet Latin American flavors that come from tequila, mezcal, and the Ancho Reyes Liqueur, along with crème de cacao to tie everything back to the chocolate.


  • 1 ½ oz Agavales Silver Tequila
  • ½ oz Del Maguey Vida Mezcal
  • 1 oz Lemon Juice
  • ¼ oz Ancho Reyes Liqueur
  • ½ oz Tempus Fugit Crème De Cacao
  • ½ oz Demarara syrup
  • 1 Dash Habanero Bitters


Add mint leaves to the shaker, combining with other liquid ingredients. Shake vigorously, strain, and serve straight up in a coupe glass with a mint leaf for garnish.


Hola Arepa specializes in cocktails that have a Latin connection.  They started as a food truck, and is now one of the most popular restaurants and bars in south Minneapolis.

3501 Nicollet Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 345-5583