The best skrewball peanut butter whiskey cocktail recipes

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Best Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey Cocktail Recipes

When I first heard about peanut butter whiskey I was skeptical, to say the least. I have seen so many riffs off traditional liquors come presented to me at the restaurants that when this came around I played it off without even trying it. In many ways, Skrewball was one of the many other distilleries trying to be different by infusing their alcohol or adding chemical flavors to it.

Flavored vodkas were skyrocketing in popularity so many looked to jump on the bandwagon or at the very least ride its tailcoats. I’m not sure how many startups made it past this trend or if Skrewball was even part of it but it was my first introduction to it. Fast forward about a year and a friend brought it over to our house. I became an instant fan and man did I kick myself for not trying it earlier.

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What is Peanut Butter Whiskey

Skrewball peanut butter whiskey is a traditional 70-proof American whiskey that is then enhanced with premium natural flavors and sweetened with pure cane sugar. This whiskey is on the sweet side which opens it up to those that are not fans of the dry burn from bourbon whiskeys. This whiskey also comes with a great story. It was started by a dynamic husband and wife team after watching how trendy a peanut butter cocktail at their restaurant in Southern California was.

What about fat-washing Skewball?

I am not a huge fan of fat washing whiskey at home. Most people do not drink enough daily to make it worth the time. To fat wash properly you need to let the bacon fat sit with the whiskey for at least 12 hours at room temperature. Shaking it on occasion. Then let it cool in the refrigerator overnight. This solidifies that fat and separates it from the whiskey so you can then strain it back into the bottle. You can not properly fat wash a whiskey by leaving it in the refrigerator the entire time. Sorry, but it just will not take the smokey and richness that a fat-washed whiskey will have.

Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey bottle next to crystal rocks glass with whiskey and ice inside. Banner to the side with the words, It's Peanut Butter Whiskey Time and then the logo of Skrewball

Peanut Butter Whiskey Drinks

These delicious cocktails are my favorite ways to enjoy Skrewball Peanut Butter whiskey. I know there are more ways to mix this up but I make drinks for my friends and I, not my Pinterest page. They may not be the most unique cocktails but they are meant to be hassle-free. Some of the Pinterest cocktails out there sound fantastic but after making one will quickly lose their luster. The best way to make a cocktail is to make it for yourself, not your social media page.

Peanut Butter Old Fashioned

One of the best ways to enjoy any whiskey is an Old Fashioned cocktail. Traditionally made with a sugar cube, bitters, and a twist of orange. Since Skrewball is already sweetened with sugar cane you do not need the added sugar. For the bitters, I like to use Aztec Chocolate bitters rather than the traditional angostura bitters. Because of the sweetness, this cocktail will also take more bitters than you think to both bring out the chocolate as well as mellow some of the sweetness. 

Combine in a glass and stir then add the ice cube. You do not need to mix in a cocktail shaker as that will dilute the drink too much.

  • 1.5 oz Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey

  • 3 Dashes Aztec Chocolate Bitters

  • Optional Orange Twist

  • Large Ice Cube

PB&J Cocktail

This take on the childhood favorite peanut butter and jelly sandwich is a fun one for sure. So many people are making peanut butter and jelly cocktail by making a simple syrup with grape jelly. Not that I believe that is too much work but when you can buy something better and without the hassle then why make it yourself? Cherry Heering, the classic cherry liquor made famous by Singapore Slings is a fantastic addition. It will also take the chocolate bitters well. 

Combine in the glass and stir before adding your ice cube. If you find this cocktail to be too sweet for you then cut back the cherry Heering to 1/4oz and add some more bitters.

  • 1.5 oz Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey

  • 1/2 oz Heering Cherry Liqueur

  • 3 dashes Aztec Chocolate Bitters

  • Large Ice Cube

White Russians

Is it still a white Russian if you take out the vodka? No, but for the sake of understanding the influence behind this drink that’s what I’m going with. The addition of coffee liqueur to the nutty flavor of the whiskey with a rich creaminess of half & half is off the charts good. By all means, though, bring the vodka to this party to knock the alcohol content up. It will be really easy drinking so be careful. 

Layer these ingredients into a rocks glass with plenty of ice.

  • 1.25oz Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey

  • 1 oz Kahlua

  • 2 oz half & half

Spiked Warm Apple Cider

The fall and winter are frequently accompanied by warm apple cider at holiday gatherings. Keep a bottle of Skrewball next to the cider to give yourself a quick splash of Peanut Butter whiskey. It is a fantastic combination and an easy recipe if you can call it that.  

No recipe here, keep the bottle next to the apple cider at your party. This way if you have guests that do not drink or kids for that, then you have an easy option for everyone.

Peanut Butter Mocha Madness

This is my version of an Irish coffee cocktail with some influence from the American love affair with mocha coffees. For this, I mix a chocolate liqueur with the peanut butter whiskey and then top it with cold brew coffee and a lightly frothed cream. By all means, use hot coffee for this drink if that is your preference. It is surprising how well the peanut butter flavor melds with the coffee in this recipe.

Shake the peanut butter whiskey, chocolate liqueur, and cold brew coffee in a shaker with ice to chill them. Strain into a glass and top with the whipped cream.

  • 1.5 oz Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey

  • 1/2 oz Chocolate Liqueur

  • 5 oz Cold Brew

  • 3 oz of lightly whipped heavy cream

Peanut Butter Mudslide

This frozen concoction is a great late-night shake while you sit binge-watch your latest television series. Blend vanilla ice cream with peanut butter whiskey and some chocolate syrup. If you happen to have them and are feeling extra indulgent then toss in some peanut butter cups to the blender as well. Regardless this is a great peanut butter whiskey milkshake.

Build this in a blender starting with your alcohol first then your ice cream. This will help it blend a little quicker.

  • 1 oz Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey

  • 1 oz Kahlua

  • 1 oz Irish Cream

  • 3 Scoops Vanilla Ice Cream

  • Chocolate Sauce to fit your needs now

Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate

Of all the peanut butter whiskey recipes you will find this one has the least amount of fuss to it. No fancy recipe either. It is simply your favorite hot chocolate with a shot or two of peanut butter whiskey. This became a fireside favorite with my wife and I during a trip to Colorado. Why should the kids get to enjoy the hot chocolate by themselves? If you are looking for a Reese’s peanut butter cup cocktail recipe then this is your best option.

Nearly zero prep work and you will have a delicious drink. If you feel the need to dice up a bunch of peanut butter cups to rim your glass then go for it but don’t expect me to wait for you. I will be out enjoying the fire.

As I said, this is a simple recipe to have you enjoying your spiked hot chocolate on the quick. Mix the hot chocolate mix with water and microwave on high until hot. Once hot then add your peanut butter whiskey and enjoy.

  • 1-2 packets of Hot Chocolate Mix

  • Water as needed

  • 1.5 oz Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey

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Chad Kelley
Hi!! This is Chef Chad. I'm a former restaurant chef and turned stay-at-home dad. My wife Yvette and two amazing kids live in North Dallas and are Huge FC Dallas fans.