Peanut Butter Manhattan (A Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey Recipe)
This peanut butter manhattan may not have been the first Skrewball peanut butter whiskey recipe I made. But it’s one I’ll be making again and again.
I bought this bottle to make a peanut butter whiskey drink that was inspired by my peanut butter chocolate drip cake with peanut butter cream cheese frosting. But no matter how I tried to combine the whiskey and chocolate liqueur, I couldn’t re-create that rich and creamy combination.
So I moved on.
The classic manhattan is 2oz of whiskey, 1oz of sweet vermouth, and a dash or two of bitters. My first peanut butter cocktail used this ratio, substituting the Skrewball peanut butter whiskey. I found it too sweet.
I created a second peanut butter manhattan with the same ratio, but using dry vermouth – a “dry manhattan”. And then a third, using 1/2 oz each of dry and sweet – a “perfect manhattan”.
I really wish my story told like Goldilocks and my third was just right. But, to be honest, it was the dry manhattan that brought out the brightest flavors from this Skrewball peanut butter whiskey.
Make a batch of my peanut butter cookies, and you’ve got dessert.
FAQs about this peanut butter whiskey recipe
(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.
I wanted to use peanut butter chips, but they disintegrated when I tried to put them on the pick. You could try mini peanut butter cups, if you like. Or rim the glass with a rim of fine chopped peanuts mixed with sugar.
Our good friends at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism inform us that a standard drink for distilled spirits is 1.5 ounces.
Peanut butter manhattan (dry)
- 2 oz Skrewball whiskey or other peanut butter whiskey
- 1 oz 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 oz Skrewball whiskey or other peanut butter whiskey, 1 oz 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 and/or share a pic!
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
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