You love whiskey and you love peanut butter cups, but what if you could have both at the same time? We’re here to tell you that it’s possible. Made with Skrewball peanut butter whiskey and chocolate liqueur, this peanut butter whiskey cocktail tastes just like a Reese’s peanut butter cup in liquid form…with a kick!
It’s fall, which means it’s time to get together with friends and family for Halloween parties and holiday get-togethers.
But what the heck do you serve at these parties?
This peanut butter cup cocktail is the perfect adult drink for the occasion!
It makes the whiskey drinkers happy.
It has chocolate liqueur and milk for the creamy cocktail lovers.
And it tastes just like a boozy Reese’s peanut butter cup. Who doesn’t love that peanut butter and chocolate flavor?
It’s also really easy to make. Which is always a bonus in my books.
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Here’s your shopping list:
- chocolate syrup – Get a bottle of your favorite – the kind you use for sundaes. We’ll be drizzling this around the inside of the glass.
- peanut butter flavored whiskey – 1½ ounces. I like Skrewball for its peanut butter flavor.
- chocolate liqueur – 1 ounce. I like Godiva chocolate liqueur better but it’s a little pricey, so I use Crème de Cacao if I’m serving these cocktails for a crowd. The Crème de Cacao is also less creamy and a little less sweet, which may or may not be what you want depending on how you like your drinks.
- Omit the chocolate syrup if you don’t feel like going to the trouble of drizzling it.
- To make the drink dairy-free, use dairy-free chocolate syrup (such as Hershey’s Simply 5*), dairy-free chocolate liqueur (such as Godiva Dark Chocolate Liqueur or Crème de Cacao) and almond milk instead of regular milk.
How to make a peanut butter cup whiskey cocktail
1 | Prep the glasses
To start, drizzle the chocolate syrup around the inside of a rocks glass.
Or make it look like a whiskey martini by serving it in a martini glass.
If you don’t have chocolate syrup (or you’re just feeling lazy), you can skip this step. The cocktail will be a little less chocolate-y, but it still tastes great.
2 | Combine the ingredients
Pour 1½ ounces of peanut butter whiskey, 1 ounce of chocolate liqueur and ½ cup of milk into a cocktail shaker.
For the chocolate liqueur, you can go with a creamy version like Godiva. Or a less creamy one like Crème de Cacao.
To figure out which one to choose, you’ll probably want to consider your crowd.
If they are a bunch of heavy whiskey drinkers, they will probably prefer Crème de Cacao which is less creamy and a little less sweet.
If they like sweet and creamy cocktails, then Godiva is your best bet.
Although the traditional recipe calls for regular milk, I actually prefer the taste of almond milk for this. The nutty flavor blends right in with the peanut butter whiskey.
3 | Shake
Fill the rest of the shaker with ice. Shake until combined.
You want to put the ice in after the alcohol mixture and don’t let it stand around before you start shaking.
Otherwise, it will start to melt and water down your cocktail.
And watered-down milk just doesn’t taste as good.
4 | Serve
Pour the mixture into your syrup-drizzled glass.
I don’t serve these drinks with ice.
Like the ice in the cocktail shaker, it waters down the milk which I don’t think tastes as good.
The ice cubes also tend to mess up the chocolate drizzle.
However, if you don’t mind that and you like your cocktails super cold, feel free to add a few cubes.
Then enjoy your super-delicious peanut butter whiskey drink!
1. Use a dairy-free chocolate syrup to drizzle around the glass (or don’t do the drizzle).
2. Replace the milk with almond milk.
3. Use a dairy-free chocolate liqueur such as Godiva Dark Chocolate Liqueur or Crème de Cacao.
Godiva chocolate liqueur works best if you want a sweet and creamy cocktail and don’t mind paying a little more. If you’re on a budget or want a liqueur that’s a little less sweet and creamy, Crème de Cacao is a good choice.
Other cocktail recipes you might like
Skrewball Peanut Butter Cup Whiskey Cocktail
- rocks or old-fashioned glass
- measuring cup
- cocktail shaker
- 1 bottle chocolate syrup
- 1½ ounces Skrewball peanut butter whiskey
- 1 ounce chocolate liqueur such as Godiva or Crème de Cacao
- ½ cup milk
- Drizzle chocolate syrup around the inside of a glass.
- Pour 1½ ounces of peanut butter whiskey, 1 ounce of chocolate liqueur and ½ cup of milk into a cocktail shaker.
- Fill the rest of the shaker with ice.
- Shake until cold and combined.
- Pour into the chocolate-lined glass and serve.
- Omit the chocolate drizzle if you want to keep it simple.
- To make it dairy free, use dairy-free chocolate syrup, almond milk instead of regular milk and dairy-free chocolate liqueur (such as Godiva Dark Chocolate or Crème de Cacao)
- Using Godiva liqueur makes a cocktail that is sweet and creamy. Crème de Cacao is less so.
- This can also be served like a whiskey martini by using a martini glass instead of a rocks glass.
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This post was originally published on October 27, 2021 but was updated with new content on November 19, 2022.