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.
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
- Rye Port Manhattan Cocktail
- Bourbon Milk Punch Cocktail
- “Preservation Punch” Whiskey Cocktail
Adapted from Homemade Food Junkie