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National Chocolate Day: The best way to get chocolate wasted!

Today is National Chocolate Day and to celebrate, we're giving you one ridiculously scrumptious way to get chocolate wasted. (And by chocolate wasted, we mean a way to get your chocolate fix and get really drunk on a fabulous cocktail too. Just make sure you won't be driving or operating heavy machinery.)

The term first came from the Adam Sandler movie "Grown Ups" when Sandler's character tries to explain "being wasted" to a little girl as "hankering for ice cream." The little girl responds with "I wanna get chocolate wasted." And the rest is history. 

Your love for booze and chocolate are combined in this recipe for the Drunken Girl Scout cocktail from Short Order. And the best part? It's actually a boozy chocolate shake!

The Drunken Girl Scout is a mix of chocolate and vanilla ice cream, Thin Mints cookies, whiskey, creme de menthe, Fernet Branca-Menta and chocolate sauce! Find the full recipe below. Cheers to National Chocolate Day! 

Total time: 10 minutes

Servings: 1 cocktail

Note: Adapted from Julian Cox of Short Order. Thin Mints can be substituted with a similar type of chocolate-mint cookie.

2 scoops chocolate ice cream

2 scoops vanilla ice cream

1 ounce Irish whiskey, preferably Powers

1/2 ounce creme de menthe, preferably Tempus Fugit

1/2 ounce Fernet Branca-Menta

1 ounce crushed Thin Mints

Chocolate sauce, for garnish

Mint spring, for garnish

Single Thin Mints cookie, for garnish

In a blender, blend the chocolate ice cream, vanilla ice cream, Irish whiskey, creme de menthe, Fernet Branca-Menta and crushed Thin Mints. Swirl chocolate sauce around the inside of a Mason jar and pour in the shake. Garnish with a mint sprig and the single Thin Mints cookie.

Each cocktail: 910 calories; 11 grams protein; 104 grams carbohydrates; 4 grams fiber; 39 grams fat; 20 grams saturated fat; 103 mg cholesterol; 87 grams sugar; 308 mg sodium.

Love chocolate more than life itself? I'm with you. Follow me on Twitter: @Jenn_Harris_

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