This peanut butter and jelly shot is a fun layered drink that tastes amazingly like the favorite sandwich from your childhood! Shoot it or sip it, this is a fun novelty adult beverage that I know you'll enjoy trying out!
What Is Peanut Butter Whiskey?
Peanut butter whiskey is a fun, nutty-flavored creation. It is 70 proof and is made corn and barley enhanced with natural flavors and sweetened with cane sugar. Those with a love for novelty spirits will get a kick out of its unique flavor and usefulness for crafting fun drinks
For this peanut butter and jelly shot recipe, I've used Skrewball's brand of peanut butter whiskey, but you can use whatever is available to you.
I think you'll find that the nutty undertones of this mild whiskey makes for the perfect peanut butter end of this fun drink.
What Is Grape Schnapps?
To mimic the jelly flavor in these peanut butter and jelly shots, I opted to use DeKuyper's Grape Pucker Sweet & Sour Schnapps. If you're one to use classic grape jelly in your PBJ's, I think you'll like this combination, too.
The Schnapps have a mild grape flavor and just a bit of tartness. Paired with the peanut butter whiskey, it really does taste like a grown up PBJ!
If you try it, leave me a comment and let me know what you think!
Where Can I Find This Stuff?
Both brands of peanut butter whiskey and grape schnapps are widely available. Check your favorite local liquor store and I'm sure you can find something that works!
How To Make A Peanut Butter and Jelly Shot
There's really nothing to making this perky little party drink. Mix half a shot of peanut butter whiskey, about ¾ ounce, with half a shot of grape schnapps.
There is one little trick to getting the slightly layered look when the liquid is poured into the glass: pour the top layer slowly over the back of the spoon. Don't stir or agitate the glass too much after the liquid is poured to keep the layers separate.
If your ingredients do get mixed in with each other, the drink will take on a green hue. Don't worry, it'll still taste just fine.
What Kind Of Glassware Do You Need?
Any kind of shot glass will do. I really like using these slightly taller glasses because I think they look pretty!
You can also use cordial glasses with little stems for an even fancier look.
For a neat garnish, try spearing a grape with a cocktail toothpick and laying it across the top of the shot glass. Fun!
If you can't find Skrewball peanut butter whiskey, any other brand will do fine. Here are some varieties you might find:
- Ole Smokey
- Sheep Dog
- Shepherd's P'Nutty
If you can't find grape schnapps, try these substitutions:
- Chambord - for a 'raspberry jam' flavor instead of grape
- DeKuyper Razzmatazz - for a 'less fancy' raspberry jam flavor, haha.
- 99 Blackberries Schnapps - for a summery blackberry jam sipper
I have no affiliation with any of the brands listed above, including the ones I used in this recipe.
How To Serve
Do you want to give this peanut butter and jelly shot a try, but not sure when or how to serve them? Give one of these ideas a try:
- Serve after dinner, just before serving dessert
- Use mini disposable shot glasses and serve with an appetizer spread for football or movie viewing parties
- Serve as a fun sipper alongside cheese boards with grapes and nuts.
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