Last Updated on June 8, 2023 by Leah Hall
What’s a better combo than PB&J? How about a Peanut Butter Whiskey combined with jelly for a Peanut Butter and Jelly cocktail?
Today we bring you the Peanut Butter & Jelly Old Fashioned. This easy recipe is a mashup of a childhood favorite with nostalgia and grown-up flavor that works shockingly well together. This unique cocktail is on the sweet side, so if that isn’t what you are into, don’t make this Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey drink! Try another peanut butter cocktail with this peanut butter drink!
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This Peanut Butter and Jelly cocktail recipe is refreshing with subtle hints of nutty flavor and grape jelly. The main ingredients bring about thoughts of childhood days with a peanut butter sandwich! But, we have made it adult for your next party or happy hour!
Peanut Butter Whiskey
One of our favorite things to do as cocktail bloggers is to walk around the grocery store or liquor store and look for all new products. The fall is an especially good time of year for this because every single company is trying to pumpkin spice us to death. Now, don’t get us wrong, we love pumpkin spice, but there are just some things we won’t eat with pumpkin flavor! Actual peanut butter is always a staple in our house (we have 2 teen boys), and there is a way to make homemade peanut butter whiskey by fat-washing, but that is definitely another post!
In all fairness though, we hadn’t seen Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey in the stores yet before we started hearing all about it. We started hearing from friends asking us what we thought, to clients asking us to come out with cocktail recipes using it. Unfortunately, we hadn’t even tried it yet!
We finally got our hands on some peanut butter whiskey and set to work on a cocktail! For a peanut butter lover, this liqueur is a great choice, just like a lover of chocolate would love chocolate liqueur. But, your regular whiskey drinker will probably not like this peanut butter whiskey cocktail.
We looked to our sons’ favorite creamy peanut butter for inspiration for a cocktail that is the spirit of a childhood staple: the peanut butter and jelly sandwich. These simple ingredients are always a tasty and sweet treat for your taste buds.
So, no matter what peanut butter whiskey you can get your hands on, experiment and try out some peanut butter whiskey recipes of your own!
If you are looking at this post, you probably have a bottle of Skrewball at home and wondering what to do with it. Skrewball whiskey is a flavored whiskey that tastes like peanut butter, as are other peanut butter whiskies. Plus, they made a fun peanut butter whiskey drink!
- Peanut Butter Whiskey is flavored whiskey made with real peanuts. Skrewball was founded in 2018 by husband and wife Steven and Brittany Yeng, in San Diego, California.
- Skrewball is very sweet, with a peanut finish with notes of caramel, coffee and vanilla. It is more like a liqueur than a whiskey. It is also vegan, which makes it a great option!
- Is (any peanut butter whiskey) really a whiskey? Whiskey should be at least 40% ABV (alcohol by volume), and Skrewball has 35% alcohol content. This makes it closer to a liqueur, even though it is labeled as a “flavored whiskey.”
- Flavored Whiskey: while labeled a whiskey, with a basis of whiskey, it is sweet enough to be a liqueur. So, if you are using this type of product in a cocktail, know it will be sweeter than just using whiskey, or think about a split base in your cocktail, half whiskey, half of a peanut butter or flavored whiskey.
Grape Simple Syrup
We used homemade Concord grape syrup and the drink seems to be the adult version of the lunchbox favorite. Of course, we didn’t want it being cloyingly sweet, but the fruity flavor is on the sweet side. So, we added some salt to the mix to take away all the sweet, but of course some is still there. This combo is the perfect combination, and this jelly drink is a great way to end a meal.
Skrewball Cocktail Recipe
There’s something comforting and satisfying about a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, right? The classic nutty and tart combo brings forth memories of school lunches, afternoon snacks, and learning to first assemble something in the kitchen, as we have taught our boys to do! But, this is a fun way to drink your sandwich by making this easy drink in a cocktail glass!
What Ingredients are Needed for the PB&J Cocktail?
- Peanut Butter Whiskey – Skrewball, or any other peanut butter whiskey brand. This is the peanut butter part of the equation. Obviously not equal parts, because of more peanut butter whiskey in this Peanut Butter and Jelly whiskey cocktail recipe!
- Salt – just a dash of salt in the glass. Cuts down on the sweetness of this sweet drink.
- Concord Jelly Simple Syrup – Easy to make, we used grape for these easy cocktails!
- Large Ice Cube – (optional) will keep the drink cold in a rocks glass.
How to Make this PB&J Cocktail
We hope you give this adult twist on a classic treat a try, and we love the pb & j flavors of this one very much. The peanut butter whiskey will be used many more times I am sure, so bring on some more fun cocktails for sure! This one, being an Old Fashioned, it’s super easy to make and so flavorful, but the whiskey is of course the adult flavor we were going with!
We didn’t use a cocktail shaker or mixing glass for this cocktail. To make these alcoholic drinks, we built the recipe in the glass over a large ice cube and stirred to combine. We then garnished with a tiny pb&j sandwich!
This tiny PB&J sandwich is just the perfect addition to this cocktail. Emphasizes the Peanut Butter and Jelly cocktail recipe, as well as just being cute and a fun garnish that everyone will talk about! Make sure to use a skewer so that it doesn’t fall into your drink, as it will get soggy, but it’s the perfect talking point!
Just a quick tip: cut the bread before making the sandwich. Have your 2 halves and then put on the jelly and peanut butter. Much easier to make to garnish your delicious recipes, we promise!
What to Mix with Peanut Butter Whiskey?
Here are a few ideas if you still need some ideas with what to do with your bottle of Peanut Butter Whiskey! If you just want a quick sip with 2 ingredients, here are some suggestions for your own peanut butter whiskey drinks!
- Orange juice
- Hot Coffee or Cold brew
- Apple Cider (what a delish fall sip!)
- Cream Soda
- Baileys Irish Cream (do ingredients half and half as a shooter)
- Root Beer
Tips and Tricks
- Syrup Flavors: if you are wanting to try other flavors of syrup, please do! Obviously we used Concord Grape Jelly, and not Concord Grape Juice. You can, but it would be thinner. Use your favorite Peanut Butter & Jelly combo as inspiration for this. Some suggestions could be cranberry juice, brown sugar syrup, cherry jam, apricot jam, seedless raspberry or blackberry jelly, or strawberry jam. Just use in the same ratio as our Concord Grape Jelly Syrup for another jam or jelly. For a juice option, try making it with no water, just the juice with a dash of sugar and cook it down until slightly thicker and less liquid.
- Liqueur substituted for Syrup: if you want to use a liqueur instead of the Grape Jelly syrup, Chambord would be a great idea! This black raspberry liqueur is a good choice as a sub.
- Garnishes: if you don’t want to make the mini PB&J sandwich, we suggest some fresh strawberries, raspberries or grapes, or a Peanut Butter Cup. A cocktail cherry is also a great choice, like our brandied cherries or bourbon cherries!
- Other Peanut Butter Whiskey Cocktail Ideas – Peanut Butter White Russians, a warm cocktail like coffee or hot chocolate, Peanut Butter whiskey milkshake with vanilla ice cream, or another signature cocktail of your choice!
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Other Old Fashioned Cocktails
- Brown Butter Old Fashioned
- Christmas Old Fashioned
- Pine Old Fashioned
- Fired Peach Old Fashioned
- Ginger Clementine Old Fashioned
- Spiced Old Fashioned
Like this recipe? Try these below, too!
Other Peanut Butter Cocktails
- Peanut Butter Bushwacker – Hunger Thirst Play
- Peanut Butter Brandy Alexander – Moody Mixologist
- Salted Caramel Peanut Infused Whiskey Cocktails – Stir and Strain
- Peanut Butter White Russian – We Traveled Where
This Peanut Butter and Jelly cocktail uses Peanut Butter Whiskey as its base and makes for a great jelly cocktail that will please any lover of the classic PB & J!
Peanut Butter Old Fashioned
- 2 ounces Peanut Butter Whiskey
- dash salt
- .50 ounce Grape Jelly Simple Syrup
Grape Jelly Simple Syrup
- 1/4 cup Concord Grape Jelly
- 1/4 cup water
Peanut Butter Old Fashioned
- This is a build in glass cocktail, so place an ice ball in a rocks glass.
- Pour in Peanut Butter whiskey, and then Grape Jelly Simple Syrup.
- Add in dash of salt and stir until all is combined.
- Garnish with tiny PB&J sandwich if desired.
Grape Jelly Simple Syrup
- Combine water and grape jelly into small saucepan. Bring almost to a boil, turn off heat. Let cool.
- Can be stored in fridge for up to 2 weeks.
You can use any flavor jelly that you prefer. Strawberry would be great, along with anything spicy, such as the peach jalapeno we have in our fridge right now!
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