Create a simple alcoholic Skrewball whiskey shot from only 3 ingredients in under 10 minutes. This delicious drink tastes like a Reese's peanut butter cup, with a hint of coffee.
When it comes to taking shots for a party, or for a drinking game, I have to say I have officially out-grown taking the cheap (nasty) Vodka shots. Nowadays, if we ever go to a bar, my friends and I ask for shots that won't burn all the way down.
That has inspired me to make my own version of an adult shot that tastes like a peanut butter cup (or Reese's pieces) mixed with a hint of coffee. That is definitely a step up from your college vodka shot days.
And, if you take the time to make your shot glasses all pretty, these would be cute for a holiday or birthday party!
What You'll Learn In This Recipe
- How to elegantly garnish the shot glasses with gold sprinkles and peanut butter cups.
- The various brands of peanut butter whiskey that are currently on the market.
- How to turn this shot recipe into a full cocktail.
If you enjoy learning about liquor (how it's made and how to choose a bottle you'll enjoy), check out my whiskey 101 guide for beginners.
Ingredients You Need
Part of the reason this is the best peanut butter shot to make is that it only requires three main ingredients:
- Peanut butter whiskey: This is where all of the peanut flavor comes from. My brand preference for peanut butter whiskey is Skrewball. However, Skatterbrain, Sqrrl, Sheep Dog, and Hard Truth are also great options if you can't find a bottle of Skrewball near you.
- Coffee Liqueur: We're mixing the PB whiskey with coffee liqueur. I prefer to use Kahlúa. This is going to add just a hint of coffee flavor and richness to the shot.
- Almond Milk: And finally, to smooth things out, we're adding in almond milk. You can substitute this ingredient for any type of dairy or soy milk. You could also use heavy cream for a richer tasting shot.
If you're feeling fancy, don't forget to pick up some gold sprinkles and mini Reese's peanut butter cups so you can garnish the shot glasses.
How To Make This Recipe
Garnish the Shots
Adding the garnish to these shots is completely optional, but highly recommended.
The garnish only takes a few seconds and really takes these peanut butter cup shots to the next level. All you'll need are some Reese's peanut butter cups minis and some gold sprinkles.
Melt down a few of the peanut butter cups in the microwave for 45 seconds intervals, mixing in between each interval until the chocolate is completely melted. Then, pour out some gold sprinkles onto a shallow plate.
Dip just the top of each shot glass in the melted chocolate, and then immediately into the sprinkles until well coated.
For the final touch, dip the bottom of a Reese's cup into the melted chocolate, and place it on the rim of the shot glass. Hold for a few seconds to give the chocolate some time to dry.
Mix Up the Shots
Next, it's time to mix up the shots. Add the peanut butter whiskey, coffee liqueur, almond milk, and a handful of ice to a cocktail shaker. Shake it up for about 30 seconds until everything is chilled.
Finally, strain the shots into the four prepared glasses and serve immediately.
- If you're making a lot of these PB whiskey shots for a party, opt for plastic shot glasses.
- Need to make these shots ahead of time? No problem! Simply keep the mixture in the refrigerator so it stays cold.
- To turn this shot recipe into a full peanut butter whiskey drink, use 1 ounce of peanut butter whiskey, 1 ounce of coffee liqueur, and 4 ounces of milk of choice. Shake and strain over a large ice cube.
Skrewball is classified as a flavored whiskey. It has 35% ABV and is made in California. This liquor has tasting notes of roasted peanuts, honey, vanilla, and caramel.
This peanut butter shot recipe only uses three main ingredients including peanut butter whiskey, coffee liqueur (Kahlúa), and almond milk (or your milk of choice). This is an easy shot recipe to whip up for a crowd.
There are many peanut butter whiskey brands on the market. Some of the popular brands include:
- Skrewball (my personal favorite)
- Sheep Dog
- Hard Truth
- Ole Smokey
- Barrel & Banter
- Coastal Creek
- Blind Squirrel
More Skrewball Shot Recipes
If you're looking for more drinks to make with Skrewball, check out some of my other favorite shot recipes:
Plus, check out my six favorite cocktail recipes to make with peanut butter whiskey.
Skrewball Whiskey Peanut Butter Cup Shots
- For the garnish, melt 6-8 mini Reese's cups on a microwave-safe glass plate. Microwave in 45 seconds intervals, mixing in between each interval until chocolate is completely melted. Pour out some gold sprinkles onto a shallow plate. Dip the rim of each shot glass in the melted chocolate, and then immediately into the sprinkles until well coated. Dip the bottom of a Reese's cup into the melted chocolate, and place it on the rim of the shot glass. Hold for a few seconds to give the chocolate some time to dry. Repeat for all 4 shot glasses.
- To a cocktail shaker add peanut butter whiskey, coffee liqueur, almond milk, and a handful of ice. Shake until the mixture is cooled, around 30 seconds. Strain drink into prepared shot glasses. Serve immediately.