This peanut butter manhattan recipe may not be the first Skrewball peanut butter whiskey recipe you try.
But it’s one you’ll make again and again.
I was inspired by my peanut butter chocolate drip cake to try to make a peanut butter cup cocktail with a peanut butter whiskey. But no matter what combination of Skrewball peanut butter whisky and chocolate liqueur I tried, I couldn’t re-create that rich and creamy chocolate and peanut butter combination.
So I moved on.
Update: April 2022: I did succeed in making a PB cup cocktail for the #52weeksofcocktails challenge on Instagram. But I still prefer this peanut butter manhattan recipe!
Tips and tricks for making this manhattan recipe
A classic manhattan recipe is 2 ounces of whiskey, 1 ounce of sweet vermouth, and a dash or two of bitters. I thought the peanut butter whiskey cocktail using this ratio was too sweet.
My second peanut butter manhattan recipe was a “dry manhattan.” This cocktail is the same ratio of peanut butter whiskey to dry vermouth.
Finally, just to be complete, I made a “perfect manhattan” using one half ounce each of dry and sweet vermouth.
If I were Goldilocks, my perfect peanut butter manhattan would have been just right. But it was the dry manhattan recipe that brought out the brightest flavors from this Skrewball peanut butter whiskey.
I would encourage you to try these taste tests for yourself. Make one classic, one dry, and one perfect, and see which one you prefer.
Make a batch of my peanut butter cookies linked below, and you’ve got a tasty dessert cocktail.
FAQs about this peanut butter whiskey recipe
Yes. Both are correct.
*They say* that a Manhattan must be stirred, because shaking makes for a cloudy cocktail. Do with that information what you wish.
We like Dolin Vermouth de Chambery.
Yes, other distillers have started making peanut butter whiskey following the success of Skrewball. One of these days, I will have to do a taste test comparison.
I wanted to use peanut butter chips, but they disintegrated. You could try mini peanut butter cups, if you like. Or rim the glass with a rim of fine chopped peanuts mixed with sugar.
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism says that one serving for distilled spirits is 1.5 ounces.
Check out other uglyduckling bakery cocktails like “The Lady Bridgerton,” an Empress 1908 gin cocktail, a gin espresso martini, or a creamy espresso martini with Baileys. Or make another manhattan, but this time with brandy.
Like peanut butter? Try one of these:
peanut butter chocolate drip cake with peanut butter cream cheese buttercream
peanut butter cookies with chocolate chips and peanut butter chips
peanut butter Rice Krispie treats
chocolate peanut butter bonbons
peanut butter banana clafoutis
Peanut Butter Manhattan
- 1 Cocktail shaker
- 2 ounces Skrewball whiskey or other peanut butter whiskey
- 1 ounce dry vermouth
- 1 dash Angostura bitters
- Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
- Add the whiskey, vermouth, and bitters and stir for 20-30 seconds.2 ounces Skrewball whiskey or other peanut butter whiskey, 1 ounce dry vermouth, 1 dash Angostura bitters
- Strain into a coupe or martini glass and garnish as desired.
If you make this Skrewball peanut butter whiskey recipe or have any questions, please comment here or share a pic with me on Instagram!
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