What to Mix With Peanut Butter Whiskey for Dessert-Like Drinks

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Flavored whiskey can feel daunting, and perhaps you're worried about flavors clashing or creating something less than great. You might be stuck and unsure where to start, but it's easy enough to learn what to mix with peanut butter whiskey once you get excited about the possibilities. It's even easier to start mixing up classic cocktails with peanut butter whiskey once you get the hang of it.

What to Mix With Peanut Butter Whiskey

At its core, peanut butter whiskey is just another whiskey but with the benefit of a built-in flavor that does quite a bit of legwork. You may not necessarily rush to have a peanut butter whiskey and cola, but you have options.

  • Whatever jam or jelly flavor you use in a sandwich spread, use that flavor seltzer. A few ideas to consider are black cherry seltzer, strawberry seltzer, or raspberry seltzer for a peanut butter and jelly sandwich flavor.
  • Consider flavors you use together in sweets. Coconut seltzer or vanilla seltzer creates a fizzy dessert flavor.
  • Chocolate liqueur mixed with the peanut butter whiskey makes for an elevated dessert martini.
  • If you prefer spiked coffee, you can swap the Irish whiskey for peanut butter whiskey.
  • With just bitters, you can create a two-ingredient Old Fashioned. If you have vermouth on hand as well, you can make a Manhattan.

Peanut Butter Whiskey Dessert Cocktails

Dessert cocktails don't necessarily have to be sweet or creamy. Sometimes all it takes is the suggestive flavor or reminder of dessert. If you prefer your drinks not as sweet, you can omit or use a smaller amount of any sweeter ingredients to suit your taste preference. You also have the option of incorporating different flavors of bitters, such as chocolate, walnut, almond, or cherry.

Peanut Butter Soda Fizz

Simple cocktails shouldn't be underestimated. All you need to do is pick your favorite flavor of jelly and use that for your seltzer.

Peanut Butter Soda Fizz

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces peanut butter whiskey
  • Raspberry seltzer, to top off
  • Ice
  • Orange wedge for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a highball or collins glass, add ice and peanut butter whiskey.
  2. Top off with raspberry seltzer.
  3. Garnish with orange wedge.

Shaken Peanut Butter and Jelly

Making a shaken peanut butter and jelly might require a little extra upper body strength because of the work it takes to mix in the jelly, but the end result is worth the muscle.

Shaken Peanut Butter and Jelly

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces peanut butter whiskey
  • 2 spoonfuls of strawberry jelly
  • ½ ounce amaretto
  • Ice
  • Strawberry for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, whiskey, jelly, and amaretto.
  2. Shake vigorously to mix ingredients well and chill.
  3. Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with strawberry.

Smooth Peanut Butter and Jelly

Like the shaken peanut butter and jelly, this recipe omits the jelly and uses raspberry liqueur for a sweeter, fruitier drink.

Smooth Peanut Butter and Jelly

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces peanut butter whiskey
  • ¾ ounces raspberry liqueur
  • ¼ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Ice
  • Lemon peel for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, whiskey, raspberry liqueur, and lemon juice.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into martini or coupe glass.
  4. Garnish with lemon peel.

Nutty Espresso Martini

Espresso martinis are perfect as is. However, the addition of the peanut butter whiskey gives it a new kick. This is also a good chance to experiment with adding chocolate or almond bitters.

Nutty Espresso Martini

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces peanut butter whiskey
  • ½ ounce coffee liqueur
  • 1 ounce espresso
  • ¼ ounce simple syrup, to taste
  • Ice
  • Whole coffee beans for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, whiskey, liqueur, espresso, and simple syrup.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled cocktail glass.
  5. Garnish with three whole coffee beans.

Peanut Butter Old Fashioned

A classic Old Fashioned heavily relies on the whiskey for the main flavor of the cocktail. The peanut butter whiskey paired with a hearty rye gives this classic a surprisingly delicious and updated flavor. You can use chocolate bitters to make this take on notes of a peanut butter cup.

Peanut Butter Old Fashioned

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces peanut butter whiskey
  • ½ ounce rye
  • 3 dashes angostura bitters
  • Ice
  • Orange peel for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, whiskeys, and bitters.
  2. Stir to chill.
  3. Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice.
  4. Express one orange peel over the drink by twisting the peel between your fingers, then run the outside of the peel along rim.
  5. Garnish with second orange peel.

Peanut Butter Manhattan

The Manhattan is reliable and steadfast, but if you want something new from the standard drink, then the peanut butter flavor fits the bill. Like the Old Fashioned, you can incorporate chocolate bitters as well.

Peanut Butter Manhattan

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces peanut butter whiskey
  • ½ ounce rye
  • ¼ ounce sweet vermouth
  • ¼ ounce almond liqueur
  • 3 dashes angostura bitters
  • Ice
  • Luxardo cherry for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, whiskeys, vermouth, almond liqueur, and bitters.
  3. Stir to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled cocktail glass.
  5. Garnish with Luxardo cherry.

Nutty Irish Coffee

Irish coffees are pretty difficult to improve, but the peanut butter whiskey gives a new view to this reliable drink. This also pairs well with the addition of raspberry liqueur or bitters such as chocolate bitters or a nut-flavored bitters.

Nutty Irish Coffee

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces peanut butter whiskey
  • 1 ounce Irish cream
  • ¾ ounxw raspberry liqueur, optional
  • 2 dashes flavored bitters, optional
  • Hot water
  • Coffee to top off
  • Whipped cream and whole coffee beans to garnish, optional

Instructions

  1. Warm a mug by filling with hot water.
  2. After mug is warm to touch, pour out the water.
  3. In the mug, add coffee, whiskey, and Irish cream.
  4. Add raspberry liqueur or bitters if desired.
  5. Garnish with whipped cream and three whole coffee beans.

Nutty Banana Martini

Peanut butter and bananas are a classic food pairing, so it goes without saying that this duo holds up well in a cocktail.

Nutty Banana Martini

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces peanut butter whiskey
  • ¾ ounce banana liqueur
  • ½ ounce almond liqueur
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, whiskeys, and liqueurs.
  3. Stir to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled cocktail glass.

Peanut Butter Cup Martini

The most decadent of peanut butter whiskey cocktails, this is the peanut butter cup lover's dream.

Peanut Butter Cup Martini

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces peanut butter whiskey
  • 1 ounce chocolate liqueur
  • ½ ounce crème de vanille or vanilla liqueur
  • Ice
  • Chocolate syrup for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a shaker, add ice, whiskey, and liqueurs.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Lightly drizzle the inside of the chilled cocktail glass with chocolate syrup, creating a web shape.
  5. Strain into chilled cocktail glass.

Nuts About Peanut Butter Whiskey

Learning what to mix with flavored whiskeys such as peanut butter whiskey and dessert cocktails doesn't need to be hard. Sometimes it's as simple as enjoying it on the rocks or giving new life to your Old Fashioned or chocolate martini recipe. Wherever you start, you have options to make it your own. All you need to consider is how you enjoy peanut butter.

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