Skrewball Peanut Butter Cup Whiskey Cocktail (With A Dairy-Free Version)

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!

Peanut butter cup whiskey cocktail that tastes like a Reese's

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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peanut butter cup whiskey cocktail ingredients - milk, creme de cacao, skrewball whiskey and chocolate syrup

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.
  • milk
  • 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

peanut butter cup cocktail with creme de cacao bottle and skrewball whiskey bottle in the background

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

peanut butter cup whiskey cocktail in a shaker

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

peanut butter cup cocktail being poured into a rocks glass drizzled with chocolate syrup

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!

peanut butter whisky cocktail in a rocks glass drizzled with chocolate, beside a bottle of skrewball whiskey and a Reese's peanut butter cup


How to make a dairy-free peanut butter cup whiskey cocktail?

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.

What is the best chocolate liqueur?

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.

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Skrewball peanut butter cup whiskey cocktail

Skrewball Peanut Butter Cup Whiskey Cocktail

This peanut butter whiskey cocktail is the perfect adult beverage for anyone who loves whiskey, peanut butter and chocolate, or enjoys adding creamy ingredients to their drinks
4.87 from 23 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 cocktail
Calories 390 kcal


  • rocks or old-fashioned glass
  • jigger
  • measuring cup
  • cocktail shaker


  • 1 bottle chocolate syrup
  • ounces Skrewball peanut butter whiskey
  • 1 ounce chocolate liqueur such as Godiva or Crème de Cacao
  • ½ cup milk
  • ice


  • 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.


Serving: 1 cocktail | Calories: 390 kcal | Carbohydrates: 45 g | Protein: 5 g | Fat: 5 g | Saturated Fat: 3 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1 g | Cholesterol: 12 mg | Sodium: 84 mg | Potassium: 251 mg | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 39 g | Vitamin A: 198 IU | Vitamin C: 1 mg | Calcium: 143 mg | Iron: 1 mg

Nutrition values are estimates only, using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.

authorWanda Simone
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This post was originally published on October 27, 2021 but was updated with new content on December 17, 2023.

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  1. Patti smith says:

    5 stars
    The best drink I’ve had in a long time!!!!

    1. Wanda Simone says:

      Thanks, Patti! It’s one of my favorites, too!

  2. Are you supposed to strain out the ice? Thank you!

    1. Wanda Simone says:

      Hi Lizzie…yes, I strain out the ice. Otherwise, it waters the drink down and I don’t think it tastes as good.

  3. Jacqueline Tinker says:

    5 stars
    Had this at Martini Bay in Lake Havasu. They added a decorative top and coated rim. I’m a non drinker but the combination of chocolate and peanut butter was irresistible. Even bought the ingredients so I could make it at home. Now I’m looking for more dessert recipes

  4. I’ve made this without the milk and everyone loved it. Will add the milk to spruce it up for the holidays.

    1. Wanda Simone says:

      Thanks, Bud! I haven’t tried it without milk, so glad to hear it still tastes good that way 🙂