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If you love Reese’s peanut butter cups, and who doesn’t, you have to give this peanut butter cup shot a try! This shot is full of rich sweet chocolate peanut butter flavor you’re sure to love.
What is a Peanut Butter Cup Shot?
A peanut butter cup shot is a combination of peanut butter whiskey, Kahlua, chocolate liqueur and heavy cream or irish cream. The resulting shot tastes almost just like a Reese’s peanut butter cup with a little hint of coffee on the back end.
Peanut butter whiskey comes in a variety of different brands such as skrewball and skatterbrain to name a few. It is a whiskey based liqueur. It is made with whiskey and then is infused with peanuts and sugar flavoring. The resulting liqueur is sweet, nutty and salty.
Kahlua was originally made in Mexico. It is made from arabica coffee beans, sugar and rum. It is a coffee flavored liqueur that has a strong, sweet and bold coffee flavor. It is a very dark colored liqueur.
Chocolate liqueur is a type of liqueur made from a neutral base spirit such as vodka. That base spirit is then infused with chocolate and sometimes cream and sugar. Dependent on the brand and type of chocolate liqueur, it can be dark or light colored and can be clear or creamy.
Heavy cream is the thick sweet cream that sits on top of milk. It is used in this cocktail to help to smooth and sweeten the taste of the shot.
When to Make This Drink:
A rich, sweet decadence of this shot goes well for a variety of different situations such as:
- birthday celebrations
- dessert drinks
- date night
If you’re looking for a few ways to change the string up, but still maintain the peanut butter cup flavor, try these out:
- Switch up the liquor. This shot calls for peanut butter whiskey. However, vodka also comes in a peanut butter flavor. So you can substitute the peanut butter whiskey for peanut butter vodka. Do be aware that peanut butter vodka is a lighter less smooth and robust flavored liqueur.
- Switch up the heavy cream. If you want to make a slightly lighter drink you can use half and half or milk. Or, if you’re looking for a dairy alternative try out almond milk or oat milk.
- Substitute the Kahlua. Kahlua is not the only coffee flavored liqueur available. You could use something like Tia Maria instead.
- Garnish it up. Capitalize on the chocolate peanut butter flavor by adding a chocolate syrup rim around your shot glass and then crushing up peanut butter cups to add to the rim.
- Add an Irish cream. Irish cream is a whiskey based liqueur that has undertones of vanilla and chocolate. It is a creamy liqueur that could replace the heavy cream if desired.
How to make this drink:
You can have to stop whipped up in 5 minutes or less. You only need four easy and simple ingredients tossed into your shaker and shaken well.
- .5 oz Peanut Butter whiskey
- .5 oz Chocolate liqueur
- .5 oz Kahlua
- .5 oz Heavy cream or Irish cream
- optional garnish: rim PB cup
Get started by making sure you have everything necessary to make this drink including jigger, cocktail shaker, Hawthorne strainer, shot glass, ice, chocolate liqueur, Kahlua, peanut butter whiskey, heavy cream and, if desired chocolate syrup and peanut butter cup for glass rimming.
Gather up your ice and toss it into your cocktail shaker. The cocktail shaker should be filled almost to the top.
Gather up your peanut butter whiskey. Pour your peanut butter whiskey into your jigger until you have .5 oz measured out. Then dump that into your cocktail shaker.
Gather up your Kahlua. Pour your Kahlua into your jigger until you have 0.5 oz measured out. Then, dump that into the cocktail shaker.
Gather up your chocolate liqueur. Pour your chocolate liqueur into the jigger until you have 0.5 oz measured out. Then, dump that into the cocktail shaker.
Gather up the irish cream. Pour your irish cream into the jigger until you have 0.5 oz measured out. Then, dump that into the cocktail shaker.
Grab the lid to your cocktail shaker and place it over top of the shaker. Shake well for around 15 or 20 seconds. The outside of the shaker should be cold and icy to the touch.
If you would like to rim your shot glass now is the time to do so. Pour some chocolate syrup onto a saucer. Then, place the shot glass rim down in the chocolate syrup and rock back and forth until it is thoroughly coated.
Next, smash up a peanut butter cup so that it is in small fine pieces. Then, place the chocolate syrup rim shot glass into the smushed peanut butter cup and roll it around so that they stick to the rim.
Remove the lid from your cocktail shaker and place the Hawthorne strainer over top of the shaker. Then, strain your peanut butter cup shot from your shaker into your shot glass. Kick it back and enjoy!
Peanut Butter Cup Shot
- Hawthorne strainer
- cocktail shaker
- shot glass
- .5 oz Peanut butter whiskey
- .5 oz Chocolate Liqueur
- .5 oz Kahlua
- .5 oz Heavy Cream or Irish Cream
- chocolate Syrup optional garnish
- peanut butter cup optional garnish
- After gathering everything needed to make the shot, fill the shaker to the top with ice.
- Use the jigger and measure .5 oz of Peanut Butter whiskey. Dump that into the shaker.
- Use the jigger and measure .5 oz of chocolate liqueur. Dump that into the shaker.
- Use the jigger and measure .5 oz of kahula. Dump that into the shaker.
- Use the jigger and measure .5 oz of heavy cream or irish cream Dump that into the shaker.
- Put the top on the shaker and shake well. Usually this takes about 15 – 20 seconds.
- Take the peanut butter cup and crumble it up.
- Spread a thin layer of chocolate syrup on a saucer next to the peanut butter cup.
- Place the shot glass rim down into the chocolate syrup and roll it around until the rim is coated.
- Then, place the shot glass rim into the crumbled peanut butter cup until it is coated.
- Replace the shaker top with the hawthorne strainer.
- Pour the drink into the shot glass.