Peanut Butter Whiskey Cocktail Recipes

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Introduction

Who would have ever thought that creamy peanut butter and whiskey could taste so good together (like PB&J)? It might sound crazy, but this is a recipe you should try and is a new favorite thing among some whiskey drinkers. This article will show you some of the best recipes for cocktails using these ingredients. You'll be surprised by how much they can enhance the flavor of your favorite drinks.

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What is peanut butter whiskey?

Peanut butter whiskey is a blended drink that combines the peanut butter flavor and bourbon. These two ingredients are often mixed together in a blender or shaker with ice before being strained into a glass, although sometimes other liquors can be added to this mixture. Some common variations on peanut butter whiskey cocktails include adding cream to make them more creamy-tasting or using flavored whiskeys for an extra layer of flavor.

There is also a popular peanut butter whiskey brand named Skrewball whiskey, which is based in Ocean Beach, San Diego, California and was started by "black sheep" husband and wife, Steven Yeng and Brittany Merrill Yeng. It's arguable the best flavored whiskey in the peanut butter flavored whiskey category.

In addition to serving as a tasty and popular drink, peanut butter whiskey has also been used as a sauce for desserts - especially those that call for chocolate or vanilla ice cream.

The first mention of a peanut butter whiskey cocktail recipe was in 1937. This is the earliest recorded recipe for a Peanut Butter & Whiskey Drink. It wasn't until years later that another mention would be found on September 29th, 1965 when a bartender at the Hi Ho Club mixed together "a big jar" of peanuts with six ounces of their cream bourbon to create what they called "Peanut-Butter-and-Whiskey". This mixture became an instant hit so much so that people began requesting just those two ingredients as drinks rather than having them blended together into something else. It didn't take long before more bartenders started experimenting with different peanut butters and whiskeys, leading to a variety of different peanut butter whiskey cocktail recipes.

Peanut butter whiskey cocktail recipes

There are a number of different peanut butter whiskey cocktail recipes that have been created over the years since that original recipe was first published. Here are just a few:

The Peanut Butter & Whiskey from Hi Ho Club

The Peanut Butter & Whiskey from Hi Ho Club is made with cream bourbon, and grated dark chocolate; it's then topped off with Irish Cream which gives it an even richer taste than before and coats the entire drink in what some might call "chocolate decadence".

Ingredients

  • ½ oz. of your favorite whiskey (we used Jim Beam)
  • ⅓ cup heavy whipping cream
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract or ½ tsp vanilla bean seeds scraped out of a pod (optional)
  • ¾ cups milk, whole milk preferred but not necessary
  • ½ tablespoon butter/margarine for making whipped peanut butter topping OR you can use Nutella® instead if desired

Directions

  1. In a large jar or container, add in the peanut butter and whiskey.
  2. Mix them together well with a spoon until it is smooth.
  3. Add more water if needed for desired consistency.
  4. Then pour into glasses to serve your guests!

The Chocolate-and-Whiskey

The Chocolate-and-Whiskey has less alcohol content but still provides more of a punch than its name suggests because of how rich tasting this particular whisky can be when mixed together with chocolate liqueur like Bailey's or Tia Maria. There also exists another variety called The Kentucky Kandy which is made with chocolate syrup, peanut butter, and bourbon whiskey.

Instructions

Mix together two ounces of chocolate liqueur with one ounce of bourbon whiskey, then stir in one tablespoon or so of peanut butter.

The Kentucky Kandy

The Kentucky Kandy is one of the more unusual peanut butter whiskey cocktail recipes out there as it is a decadent drink that is a hit with the taste buds, but it makes sense considering that chocolate and bourbon go so well together. It's made with a few different ingredients:

  • Chocolate syrup (or grated dark chocolate) can be substituted for this ingredient if necessary as long as you're using some sort of cocoa powder too to give it that rich flavor. You'll need about ½ cup or so in total when mixed together with other drink components.
  • You also want to include peanut butter; again, substitute this ingredient by using something like almond or hazelnut butter if needed--but only do so sparingly since these are even richer than regular peanuts! One tablespoon should suffice here.
  • Finally, you'll want to pour in some bourbon whiskey (you can also use rye whiskey). You can use something as mild tasting and low proof like Maker's Mark or even Canadian Club Whiskey here (the brand name doesn't really matter; whatever bottle you can find at your local liquor store). This should make up around ¾ of a cup when mixed with the other ingredients.

You can also add more chocolate syrup if desired for taste; this will require about ½ cup total though so be careful not to overdo it since that would result in an excessively sweet drink. One thing that might help is adding just enough water to dilute it by about half after mixing everything together--this ensures there are no worries about being too heavy handed!

The Kentucky Kandy tastes best when served chilled either straight from the fridge or in a chilled old fashioned glass. Garnish with orange peel if you prefer.

Drunken peanut butter rum punch

The Drunken peanut butter rum punch is a variation on the more traditional Whiskey Ginger that's been given this name because of its unique and highly flavorful combination of ingredients. It contains both yellow or light brown sugar as well as dark corn syrup--these two sweeteners are mixed together with Guinness beer, ginger ale (or another type of soda), and American whiskey to make it taste delicious!

Instructions

Mix ½ cup each brown sugar, white sugar, corn syrup in a bowl until they're evenly distributed; pour in ¾ cup chilled Guinness beer and ⅔ cups chilled ginger ale/seltzer water; add one tablespoon vanilla extract then mix everything together again. You'll also want to use about three tablespoons of bourbon whiskey and one tablespoon of dark rum.

Pour the mixture into a large bowl, then add ice cubes until it's about ¾ full; top off with more beer--either Guinness or any other type you prefer (again, brand doesn't really matter). You can garnish this drink by pouring some whipped cream on top and adding in two tablespoons of chocolate syrup to give it an extra dose of sweetness if desired. However, these aren't necessary since there are plenty of natural sweeteners already included so go ahead and enjoy!

Chocolate covered pretzel and peanut butter cup cocktail

This peanut butter whiskey cocktail recipe is a little different because it includes chocolate and other sweet ingredients.

Combine ingredients honey, milk or cream, vanilla extract, sugar (either brown or white), ice cubes, and either vodka or bourbon whiskey in a blender; the result should be about one cup total when blended together.

Next you'll want to break into two twelve ounce bags of pretzels--these can be any type as long as they're plain salt varieties (don't use ones with spices that make them too salty). Once there's been some mixing around so that both types are coated in this mixture from the blender then add in an equal amount of chopped up Reese's Peanut Butter Cups - these need to be small enough to fit into the gaps between the pretzel pieces. You can also use any other type of peanut butter if desired, but then you'll need to increase this amount by one tablespoon since it's such a rich and dense ingredient as opposed to something like chocolate that melts in your mouth quickly.

Instructions

Pour everything from the blender onto a large cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or aluminum foil; bake for 12-15 minutes at 350°F--the result should be golden brown when ready! Allow them to cool before serving, though they're delicious best served warm so don't wait too long until after taking them out of the oven either.

To make these even richer try adding two tablespoons dark cocoa powder (either unsweetened or semi-sweet will work) to the mixture before baking as well.

Peanut butter and bourbon cocktail

Another flavor combination that's perfect for those who enjoy a little bit of sweet with their drink is peanut butter and bourbon. This recipe starts by combining ice cubes, ground cinnamon (a tablespoon or so), honey (two tablespoons), bourbon whiskey (one cup) in a blender; after this mixture has been blended together then you'll want to add some vanilla extract as well as chilled milk or cream--these two ingredients should make up about one third of the total amount once blended.

You can also use other types of liquor if desired but it won't be quite the same since they're not sweeter like bourbon which contains both sugar and caramelized corn syrup mixed into its grains during production which makes them taste more sugary than regular alcohol.

Peanut butter and chile vodka cocktail

This drink recipe is perfect for those who enjoy spicy food or want to add a little complexity into their lives. It starts by combining vodka (one cup), frozen banana slices, and peanut butter in a blender; after this has been blended together then you'll need one teaspoon of chile powder as well as some ice cubes for it to go down smoothly.

Peanut butter and egg white cocktail

This recipe is perfect for those who are on a low calorie diet or have to watch their figure and enjoy vodka. It starts by putting in some ice cubes, egg whites (two cups) along with one cup of sugar-free vanilla flavored yogurt; after this has been blended together then you'll need diced cucumber as well as peanut butter--the amount needed will depend on how strong you want the flavor so try adding about two tablespoons first before deciding if it needs more!

Peanut butter chocolatini

This recipe takes a little more work, but it's worth it. It starts by mixing together some vodka (about one cup), chocolate syrup (one tablespoon), and milk or cream until they're well combined--you can also use coconut water instead if desired for something with different flavor notes that might be better to try out first before becoming addicted.

After this mixture has been blended, pour in the peanut butter and mix again; then add ice cubes as needed to come up to about three quarters of the drink's total volume so enjoy! You can also garnish this drink by pouring some whipped topping on top or adding in two tablespoons of dark cocoa powder before blending if you want even more richness--this is not necessary though because there's plenty of sweetness already included so go ahead and enjoy!

Drunken peanut butter vodka shot

This recipe is very simple that doesn't take hours to make but packs quite a punch. It starts by putting peanut butter in the bottom of an empty shot glass and then pouring vodka on top--the amount needed will depend on how strong you want it so start with about one tablespoon before deciding if more is needed; after this has been poured out, then stir together gently to create your drink for consumption!

Peanut butter whiskey shot

This recipe starts by combining some ice cubes, milk (one cup), peanut butter (one tablespoon) and bourbon whiskey in a blender; after this has been blended then you'll want to add some vanilla extract as well as chilled vodka--these two ingredients should make up about one third of the drink's total volume once mixed together.

You can also use other types of liquor if desired but it won't be quite the same since they're not sweeter like bourbon which contains both sugar and caramelized corn syrup mixed into its grains during production which makes them taste more sugary than regular alcohol.

Chocolate covered pretzel, peanut butter cup & banana whiskey sour

This recipe is quite simple and can be great for those who like a little sweet with their whiskey.

It starts by cutting up the bananas into slices, then freezing them so they'll become nice and cold; after this has been done you'll need to drizzle chocolate syrup (about two tablespoons) in before stirring together until it's fully mixed in--you may want to use more or less depending on how strong you would like your drink! After that, stir in about one cup of sugar-free vanilla yogurt as well as some ice cubes if desired before enjoying this rich mixture! You can also garnish this drink by adding whipped cream on top if desired but try not to add too much since there are already plenty natural sugars included.

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