From the outside, Garf's Sports Lounge looks like just another hole-in-the-wall bar next to a gas station, but it's surprisingly large and full of people looking to grab some dinner and drinks after work. It's the place where locals come to watch the game, play some pool and down a few Scooby Snacks. That's right, Scooby Snacks.
Although the libation is typically served in a larger shooter glass, Garf's presents your Scooby Snack in a shot glass, which in the end works in your favor. This drink contains cream, so it's best to get it down quick and easy.
Along with cream, this slightly weird combo of booze and Saturday-morning nostalgia mixes melon liqueur, coconut rum, and pineapple juice–with many variations depending on the mixologist. At Garf's, they stick to the standard formula, which is a good thing. The combination of melon liqueur and cream gives this “snack” a murky green coloring (ruh-roh!) but don't let that scare you off. It tastes kind of like a melon-flavored Creamsicle.
Don't worry about having a few too many “snacks” here–this is the place to get your drink on without any judgment.
Garf's Sports Grill, 3046 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, (714) 435-4070, www.garfsbar.com.