This post is sponsored by Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Learn to create a nostalgic PB&J shot recipe with Skrewball peanut butter whiskey.
Looking for a fun peanut butter whiskey shot recipe? This easy alcoholic drink is made from Skrewball whiskey and a fresh strawberry coulis to resemble a nostalgic peanut butter and jelly sandwich. This is the perfect Skrewball recipe for any occasion! Even better, it only requires 6 ingredients!
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When I say I'm obsessed with peanut butter, I mean it! I eat it literally every day whether that be in my oatmeal, part of a smoothie, or in an alcoholic beverage.
If you have not yet heard of Skrewball peanut butter whiskey, I'm about to introduce you to your new favorite spirit! Creator Steven Yeng was obviously as obsessed with peanut butter as I am. He had a signature shot as his bar that mixed peanut butter and whiskey. This eventually led to the creation of Skrewball peanut butter whiskey, the base of my peanut butter and jelly shot.
Today, we're going a little old school, back to the days where you used to eat peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for lunch every day. I'm going to show you how to make this delicious layered shot with Skrewball peanut butter whiskey.
P.S. If you love learning about the in's and out's of common liquor (how it's made, how to pick out the right bottle for your taste, and how to make mixed drinks with it), check out my cocktail video series on YouTube.
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What makes the shot taste like peanut butter & jelly?
The key to a good peanut butter & jelly sandwich, in my opinion, is the silky smooth peanut butter, and the fresh, slightly acidic taste of jam. Achieving that same taste within a shot recipe seems like it would be difficult.
But, the makers of Skrewball peanut butter whiskey have developed the perfect peanut butter flavored whiskey that is unmatched by others in the industry. It has the same silky-smooth, nutty taste of traditional peanut butter, and it's PERFECT for our peanut butter & jelly shot.
Along with Skrewball whiskey, we're going to make homemade strawberry coulis for the jelly part of the shot. If you're unfamiliar with coulis, it's a thin fruit puree sauce. It gives us the old-school jelly vibe that we all know and love.
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How to Make Layered Shots
What I love about this shot is the layered effect. It reminds me of the nostalgia of slapping the piece of peanut butter bread with the piece of jelly bread (...please tell me you weren't one of those people who put the peanut butter and jelly on the same piece of bread).
Making layered shots is so much easier than you may think! All you really need is a bar spoon. Here's what you'll do.
- Make the jelly layer. Combine 1.5 ounces of strawberry coulis (recipe below) along with 1 ounce of vodka and ice in a Boston shaker. Shake for 30 seconds until well combined, then strain with a Hawthrone strainer into four shot glasses.
Since this layer is fairly dense, it will stay on the bottom even after we layer our peanut butter whiskey on top.
- Make the peanut butter layer. Combine 4 ounces of Skrewball peanut butter whiskey along with a dash of heavy whipping cream and ice in a Boston shaker. Shake for 30 seconds until well combined. Strain with a Hawthorne strainer into a measuring cup or something that has a pour spout.
Then, hold the bar spoon over the shot glass. The bottom of the spoon should be covering most of the opening of the shot glass and tilted slightly downwards. Slowly pour the peanut butter whiskey mixture directly on top of the bar spoon, and allow it to slowly drip into the cup. Move the bar spoon around slightly so the peanut butter layer evenly covers the top.
And there you go! You have yourself a beautiful layered shot. If you don't get it right the first time, keep trying! It takes a little bit of practice.
How to Garnish Your Peanut Butter Whiskey Shots
I always encourage garnishing your cocktails. That's what makes drinks exciting and fun! All the high-end drinks you buy at the fancy cocktail bars are definitely going to have nice presentation, so why not do this at home?
Next, make sure to reserve a little bit of the strawberry coulis for garnish. The recipe below makes just enough coulis for 8 shots, but you can always scale up the recipe so you have additional coulis for more shots and the garnish.
Dip just the rim of the shot glass in the coulis. Then, thinly slice a strawberry with a paring knife and poke a cocktail pick through the upper, middle part of the strawberry. I like to fan the strawberry out while inserting the cocktail pick so it looks nice and full on the shot glass. Then, rest the cocktail pick gently on top of the shot and serve!
Nostalgic Peanut Butter Whiskey & Jelly Shot
For the Strawberry Coulis
- 1 cup strawberries hulled and halved
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice (about ½ lemon)
For the Shot
- 1 ounce vodka
- 4 ounces Skrewball peanut butter whiskey
- splash heavy whipping cream
- additional strawberries for garnish
For the Strawberry Coulis
- To a medium saucepan add strawberries, sugar, and lemon juice. Cook over medium-high heat until mixture comes to a boil, stirring occasionally. Cook for 3-4 minutes, until strawberries have visibly reduced in size and juice begins to form.
- Reduce heat to low, and cook for an additional 10 minutes. The strawberries will continue to release juice and thicken.
- Remove from heat. Puree in a blender until smooth. Optionally, strain seeds with a fine mesh strainer.
For the Shot
- Combine 1.5 ounces of strawberry coulis along with vodka and ½ cup of ice in a Boston shaker. Shake for 30 seconds until well combined, then strain with a Hawthrone strainer into four shot glasses.
- Combine 4 ounces of Skrewball peanut butter whiskey along with a dash of heavy whipping cream and ½ cup of ice in a Boston shaker. Shake for 30 seconds until well combined. Strain with a Hawthorne strainer into a measuring cup or something that has a pour spout.
- Hold a bar spoon over the shot glass. The bottom of the spoon should be covering most of the opening of the shot glass and tilted slightly downwards. Slowly pour the peanut butter whiskey mixture directly on top of the bar spoon, and allow it to slowly drip into the shot glass. Move the bar spoon around slightly so the peanut butter layer evenly covers the top.
- For the garnish, thinly slice a strawberry with a paring knife and poke a cocktail pick through the upper, middle part of the strawberry. Rest the cocktail pick gently on top of the shot. Serve immediately.