These unique and delicious cocktails all use Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey as a main ingredient and are a peanut butter lover’s DREAM.
Whether you love tropical drinks, decadent martinis, or more elegant, balanced cocktails, these peanut butter whiskey cocktail recipes will surprise you and prove that everything really IS better with peanut butter!
What is Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey?
Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey is a 70 proof, peanut butter flavored whiskey made by a husband (Steve) and wife (Brittany) team based in San Diego, California.
The idea for Screwball came about after Steve made a peanut butter whiskey cocktail to serve at his bar and restaurant. It was a HUGE hit with his customers, so he and Brittany, who as luck would have it is a lawyer and chemist, decided to produce a peanut butter infused spirit.
Thus, Skrewball was born. #couplegoals for REAL.
It was the first peanut butter whiskey to hit the market in 2018, and in 2019 it won a double gold medal for Best Flavored Whiskey at the New York World Wine and Spirits Competition.
Is Skrewball Actually “Whiskey”?
Since it’s only 70 proof, Skrewball is technically not a whiskey. Instead, it’s more accurately described as a flavored spirit made with alcohol from grains that are used to make whiskey.
So even though it’s labeled as “Whiskey with natural flavors and caramel color”, it’s ultimately a flavored spirit. They can get away with calling it whiskey because regulations around spirit labeling in the USA are surprisingly lax.
What Does Skrewball Taste Like?
When you first try Skrewball, you’ll immediately smell sugary nuts, honey, vanilla, and caramel.
It has a thick texture, to the point where you can drizzle it over ice cream.
Tastewise, Skrewball is exactly what you would expect: sweet honey, roasted nuts, and just a subtle bite from the alcohol.
It’s beyond delicious in cocktails, as a topping for desserts, or even on its own.
What Can You Mix With Skrewball?
Skrewball is surprisingly versatile and works well with a wide range of mixers. Some popular mixers to use with Skrewball are the following:
Seedless Fruit Jelly
These are just to name a few. For specific Skrewball cocktail recipes and more mixers that you can use with Skrewball, read on!
Starting off, we have a super interesting take on a Moscow Mule.
Traditionally, Moscow Mules are made with ginger beer, lime juice, and vodka. This recipe also uses vodka and ginger beer, but substitutes lime juice with orange juice and adds in a shot of Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey.
The result is a spicy, citrusy, and nutty cocktail that's unexpected, but totally delicious.
This is such a fun riff on an Old Fashioned, and it's super simple to make!
The typical recipe for an Old Fashioned calls for whiskey (usually bourbon or rye), sugar, and Angostura bitters. In this rendition of an Old Fashioned, peanut butter whiskey is used in place of bourbon or rye.
Since Skrewball is sweet enough on its own, there's no need for sugar in this cocktail, which means you really only need 2 ingredients for this tasty drink: Skrewball and angostura bitters. Garnish with an orange peel and maraschino cherry and sip away!
For those who aren't familiar with The Elvis, it's a sandwich made with peanut butter, banana, and sometimes bacon.
This recipe combines these flavors in a unique way by putting them in a Julep, which is a beloved drink made with bourbon, sugar, water, and mint.
Since peanut butter and mint can be clashing flavors, this cocktail is simply garnished with a sprig of mint instead of it highlighting mint as a main flavor so that the peanut butter can take the lead role.
To make it, combine bourbon, Banane du Bresil, Skrewball, and dark chocolate bitters in a glass with ice and stir well. Garnish with a mint sprig and enjoy!
Here's another fun riff on a PB&J cocktail that's a bit more elevated! This one uses Skrewball, blackberry liqueur (like Giffard Creme de Mure), Angostura bitters, and fresh thyme.
So it's sort of a twist on a Manhattan, which is a cocktail made with whiskey, sweet vermouth, and bitters. It just subs out the sweet vermouth for blackberry liqueur and the whiskey for Skrewball, which results in a nuttier, more decadent cocktail that's still elegant and well-balanced.
If you love pumpkin and peanut butter, this is the cocktail for you!
This cozy cocktail is made with Skrewball, pumpkin pie spice, sugar, butter, star anise, and cinnamon sugar. Add the sugar and butter to hot water and stir together till blended, then put in the Skrewball and star anise, and finally garnish with cinnamon sugar.
It'd be so wonderful in the fall when it's cold outside and you need a drink to sip around a bonfire.
This is another cozy cocktail that's basically fall in a glass!
Apple cider and peanut butter whiskey at first seem like an unexpected combination, but apples and peanut butter are a famously wonderful snack, so it makes perfect sense they'd play well together in the form of a drink.
For the rim, you dip the glass in peanut butter followed by cinnamon sugar. Then the cocktail itself is only two ingredients: apple cider and peanut butter whiskey. Put a shot of whiskey in your peanut butter rimmed glass, heat up the cider on the stove, and pour the cider on top of the whiskey.
It's easy to make in a big batch for tailgating or any fall party!
Everyone loves a whiskey sour, but have you ever had a peanut butter whiskey sour?
A whiskey sour is almost always made with whiskey, lemon juice, sugar or simple syrup, and egg white to give it its signature frothiness.
This recipe still uses lemon juice and egg white, but otherwise takes a unique approach to the cocktail by incorporating Skrewball, banana liqueur, strawberry jam, and Orgeat, which is a sweet syrup made from almonds.
I love a good whiskey sour, and this one sounds like it'd be fantastic for dessert or as a night cap!
This recipe is for anyone who likes their coffee on the sweeter, nuttier side of the spectrum.
The foamy whipped cream is a homemade peanut butter whipped cream made with Skrewball, heavy cream, and sugar. After that, all you need for the drink is freshly brewed coffee, more Skrewball, and a pinch of brown sugar.
It's the perfect pick-me-up for peanut butter and coffee lovers alike!
Eggnog is a MUST during the holiday season, and peanut butter whiskey will give it an extra punch of flavor and deliciousness!
This is another 3-ingredient recipe that only calls for Skrewball, eggnog, and a pinch of nutmeg. So really, it's only 2 ingredients since the nutmeg is optional, which is perfect for the holidays since it won't add any extra stress to your plate and is easily made in a big batch.
This would be a great way to mix up your traditions if you make eggnog every year and would no doubt be a crowd-pleaser.
Speaking of the holidays, this peanut butter whiskey milk punch has ALL the festive flavors and is made to be shared with friends and family.
Usually, milk punch is made with bourbon or brandy, sugar, milk, and vanilla extract. This recipe uses Skrewball instead of brandy or bourbon, along with chocolate liqueur, caramel syrup, vanilla extract, and half and half.
Shake all the ingredients together in a shaker with ice, then pour into a glass with crushed ice. For a bigger batch, you can combine the ingredients in a milk jug or pitcher. Just be sure to shake or stir well and serve over ice, and you'll have a cocktail that definitely won't make it through the night.
White Russians are a fantastic night cap or dessert cocktail, and this one sounds especially tasty. This classic cocktail is made with vodka, coffee liqueur, and cream.
This interpretation of a White Russian still uses the above three ingredients, but it also adds in a hefty pour of Skrewball. So it's essentially a slightly sweeter, nuttier version of a White Russian.
The only thing that could make peanut butter whiskey even better is to put it in a milkshake!
You only need three ingredients for this tasty treat: vanilla ice cream, Skrewball, and creamy peanut butter. Throw the ingredients in a blender, then serve topped with whipped cream and a chocolate drizzle.
And if you want to make it even more boozy and delicious, top it off with another drizzle of Screwball!
In the cocktail world, a fizz is really just a sour with the addition of soda water to make the drink extra foamy.
This fizz uses Skrewball, coffee liqueur, cognac, milk, egg white, chocolate bitters, and soda water. So it's similar to a Brandy Alexander, which is a famous cocktail made with brandy or cognac, chocolate liqueur, cream, and sometimes egg white, but with a few fun and refreshing twists.
It's fizzy, refreshing, and has the ultimate flavor trifecta of chocolate, coffee, and peanut butter. YUM.
To finish us off, we have a super interesting recipe that's made with bacon fat and Skrewball.
It might sound strange at first, but this is actually a popular cocktail making technique called fat washing, which involves adding some form of fat (bacon grease, butter, etc) to a spirit, storing it in the fridge, and then removing the fat.
Fat washing with bacon gives the Skrewball a more velvety, round texture along with smoky, savory flavors. Serve it on the rocks and garnish with a piece of chocolate covered bacon for an elegant, show-stopping cocktail.
And that’s a wrap! I don’t know about you, but reading about all of these delicious cocktails makes me want to run to the store ASAP to get some of these ingredients. It is Friday, after all!
Which of these peanut butter whiskey drinks are you excited to try? Or do you have a favorite Skrewball cocktail recipe that I missed? If so, please let me know in the comment section below so I can check it out 🙂
I mix Skrewball with 100% unsweetened cranberry juice over ice. Outstanding!
Saturday 14th of January 2023
Ooooooh I see you Bonnie! That sounds like a fantastic combo that I need to try!
Saturday 10th of December 2022
Do you have a recipe for a peanut butter mocha espresso martini. Using Skewball
Saturday 10th of December 2022
This sounds delish! I don't have an exact recipe, but I would just follow the recipe here for the peanut butter whiskey kahlua espresso martini and add in a half ounce of creme de cacao or chocolate liqueur. That should do the trick and let me know how it is if you end up making it!
Monday 21st of November 2022
Since it has gotten cold my local bar has been making Skrewball hot chocolates and they are amazing.
Saturday 10th of December 2022
Omg this sounds incredible and I will be trying it once North Carolina decides to actually get cold 😂
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Saturday 19th of November 2022
[…] It’s reasonably sweet and something I could sip on the rocks or mix in peanut butter whiskey cocktails. […]
Wednesday 24th of August 2022
I tried Skrewball just curious 😅
Now I have different ways of trying it instead of just a shot!!!!
NOT SAYING AS A SHOT ISN'T GREAT😊