Peanut Butter Whiskey Recipes

At breakfast the other morning, my six-year-old boy (whom we like to refer to as The Precocious One) took a break from his cereal to earnestly say that he hoped not to get pregnant when he got older.

“I don’t think I would like that,” he mused, stirring his spoon around in the milk.

My 16-year-old girl (whom we like to refer to as Little B – because she’s her father’s daughter, not for any other reasons you might imagine…ahem) guffawed and rolled her eyes.

“Well,” I said delicately, “I don’t think you need to worry too much about that. Only women get pregnant.”

Done scoffing and sensing the opportunity for an Oh Mom Get With The Program-style lecture, Little B said, “That’s not actually true. It’s actually offensive.”

“Can we not?” I pleaded.

“Well! I’m just saying.”

Unwilling to march down the road of sex education with my six-year-old over Cheerios, and ten times as reluctant to get into the subtleties of gender vs. sex with my 16-year-old daughter before I’d finished my first cup of coffee, I opted for a slight nod and a smile. Sometimes silence really is golden.

And then there are other times when whiskey is best.

Most people I talk to are hesitant when it comes to trying peanut butter whiskey, the hot new product that a company called Skrewball turned into a national sensation, but I knew I would love it from the get-go. And guess what? I was totally right! It’s great poured over ice, and it’s even better when you get a little creative with it. Here are three peanut butter whiskey recipes that soothe the soul and prepare you for even the most sudden and bizarre statements from your resident six-year-old.

Peanut Butter Old Fashioned

To put a modern twist on this traditional favorite, you just need:

– Peanut Butter Whiskey

– Angostura bitters

– Ice

That’s about as simple as it gets, no? In a standard Old Fashioned, you would typically add a bit of sugar, but the peanut butter whiskey gives this drink all the sweetness it needs. Indeed, it’s best to add a bit more of the bitters to bring down that sweetness. Combine two ounces of the whiskey with four dashes of the bitters, stir it around in a good whiskey glass, and plop a large ice cube into the mix to finish it off. If you want to get fancy, add a cherry to top it off. And who doesn’t like fancy?

Peanut Butter Cup Deliciousness

I don’t know about you, but I could literally eat Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups until I keeled over and died. There’s so good, I usually can’t keep them in the house for fear of blowing up to the size of a small whale. But if you want the taste of a peanut butter cup in a drink, this is a perfect way to do it.

Here’s what you need:

– 3 ounces of peanut butter whiskey

– 1 ounce of chocolate liqueur

– 1 ounce of milk

– Salt

Pour the first three ingredients into a glass, add a dash of salt, and stir it up. Before you know it, you’ll have a drink so good that you’ll have to keep it away from yourself.

But if that’s not yummy enough for you, you can try…

The Peanut Butter Whiskey Milkshake

Now we’re talking. This one is so delicious that you can give it to your kids after dinner. They won’t bother you for the rest of the night, I promise!

I’m kidding.

They’ll still bother you.

Here’s what you need:

4 ounces of peanut butter whiskey

A quarter-ounce of milk

4 scoops of vanilla ice cream (I highly recommend Bluebell Homemade)

Chocolate syrup

Whipped cream

Use the chocolate syrup to drizzle a cold glass, fill it up with the milk, ice cream, and whiskey, and then finish it off with a dollop of whipped cream. It may not be an every-night kind of drink, but oof, it’s GOOD!

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