Is there a more classic combo than PB&J?? I’ve really been on a kick with this flavor combination, making everything from babka to ice cream. And while it’s great for baked goods, I wouldn’t necessarily think of it when I’m making a cocktail.
But ever since I heard of a “pb&j shot” that was gaining popularity, I was intrigued, and decided to try and make that into a more sippable peanut butter and jelly cocktail.
Both the shot and this cocktail use Chambord black raspberry liqueur and Skrewball peanut butter whiskey to recreate that beautiful pb&j flavor in a cocktail.
Chambord is a key ingredient in so many other lovely cocktails (like this poinsettia punch and black raspberry Irish coffee) that having a bottle on-hand is a must in my opinion.
I shook with ice the first time, and did NOT love it…muddied the flavors and just was meh. So this one is not shaken or even stirred. Instead it’s carefully layered, with both liquids poured over a giant round ball of ice.
That ice ball is pretty important to this cocktail in my opinion.
Place the ice cube ball in your glass. I use these round silicone molds to make my ice balls.
Use a jigger to measure out the Chambord and then pour it directly over the ice cube (gently). Then carefully pour the Skrewball whiskey over the ice cube as well…you want it to create a layer on top of the Chambord, not fully mix. Pouring it over the ice cube helps with that.
Serve immediately…though personally I’ve found that I like to let mine chill a bit and the ice cube to melt a little for a bit of dilution.
You could even chill your glass, or even the liquids themselves (I’m a little weird about room-temp drinks).
This is a very indulgent-feeling cocktail, a little on the sweet side but with the punch of the whiskey still shining through. The peanut butter flavor isn’t overwhelming or overpowering, just a hint that comes through after a second.
It’s definitely not something I’d have more than one of in an evening, but to me this peanut butter and jelly cocktail is a really unique option when you’re feeling nostalgic!
Other interesting cocktails you’ll love:
- “43 Flip”: Creamy Whiskey Cocktail with Licor 43
- “Bakewell Tart-ini”: A Delicious Cherry-Almond Gin Cocktail
- Orange Amaretto White Russian Cocktail
- Bourbon Milk Punch Cocktail
- “Preservation Punch” Whiskey Cocktail
- “New York” Whiskey Sour (with Optional Egg White Foam)
Adapted from Homemade Food Junkie
This peanut butter and jelly cocktail uses Chambord liqueur and Skrewball peanut butter whiskey for a unique, nostalgic cocktail combo! As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Peanut Butter and Jelly Cocktail (with Whiskey)
This peanut butter and jelly cocktail uses Chambord liqueur and Skrewball peanut butter whiskey for a unique, nostalgic cocktail combo!
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Hi! This drink was DELICIOUS, but I was a little disappointed by the ice-ball produced by the sphere ice mold that you recommended. The ice ball was much smaller than I was hoping for, so it made it difficult to pour the alcohol directly on top of it, but maybe it was just user error on my part.
Either way — this is such a great idea, and I loved it so much.
Hi Val! So glad the drink was great, and that’s a bummer on the ice cube molds. I’ve had pretty good luck with them, though not perfect…it’s difficult to get enough water in without some spilling. If you’re only making one drink, you could try one of the single-sphere molds, which might be better. The multi-sphere ones end up losing a bit more water in my opinion. But keep sippin’, even if you have to use regular old ice cubes 🙂