It’s hard to beat a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, but this tasty Peanut Butter and Jelly shot sure comes close. It’s a perfect combination of sweet and salty peanut butter whiskey and raspberry liqueur that tastes like your favorite childhood sandwich. Whip up a quick one for yourself or pour a round for friends at your next summer get-together. Here’s everything you need to know to make a PB&J shot.
What Is a Peanut Butter and Jelly Shot?
A Peanut Butter and Jelly shot is a sweet-and-salty dessert slammer that’s great for nostalgic summer parties. Combining peanut butter whiskey (see also: Sheep Dog Peanut Butter Whiskey Review)with dark raspberry liqueur replicates the delicious lunchtime sandwich flavor perfectly, but beware – while peanut butter whiskey doesn’t contain any actual peanut butter, it is made from real peanuts, so folks with peanut allergies should skip this recipe. (Don’t worry – we have a variation for you below!)
How to Make a Peanut Butter and Jelly Shot
Making a Peanut Butter and Jelly shot – or even a round to share – is super easy. First, you’ll need some peanut butter whiskey. Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey is the best-known brand, but there are others. As you’ll see below, you can also use any other nut-flavored liqueur. You’ll also need some raspberry liqueur to recreate the jelly flavor. Most recipes call for Chambord, but that liqueur can be quite pricey. Unless you have some on hand already, you can go with a less expensive brand.
When you’re ready to mix up your cocktails, gather your equipment – a cocktail shaker, ice, and a pair of tall shot glasses. Fill the cocktail shaker with ice, then add 1½ ounces each of the peanut butter whiskey and raspberry liqueur. Shake to combine and chill, then pour evenly into two shot glasses.
If you want to scale this recipe up to serve a crowd, that’s easy to do, too. Just use equal quantities of each liqueur and pour out as many shots as you need. To make four shots, for example, use 3 ounces each of whiskey and liqueur. Multiply as necessary to serve as many guests as you have.
You can garnish your Peanut Butter and Jelly shots with fresh raspberries. Either skewer them on a cocktail pick or drop them into the shot glass for a fresh, sweet finish to this nostalgic slammer.
- 1½ oz peanut butter whiskey
- 1½ oz raspberry liqueur
- Fresh raspberries for garnish, optional
Fill the cocktail shaker with ice.
Add whiskey and liquor; shake to combine.
Strain into shot glasses
Garnish with raspberries on a cocktail pick, if desired.
Tall shot glasses
Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 226Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 102mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 1gSugar: 9gProtein: 5g
The nutrition data provided is only an estimate.
Peanut Butter and Jelly Shot Variations
This recipe isn’t the only way to get your fix of PB&J. These recipe variations can give you the same nostalgic flavor in different shapes and sizes, including cocktails, layered shots, and jello shots, and more.
Peanut Butter and Jelly Cocktail
If you’d rather have a sweet, sippable cocktail than a slammer, shake your Peanut Butter and Jelly shot as usual. Then, instead of dividing the cocktail between two shots, pour the whole thing into a rocks glass over ice. Sip slowly to enjoy the PB and J flavor even longer.
Layered Peanut Butter and Jelly Shot
This variation works great if you don’t have a cocktail shaker or just want to show off your bar skills. To make it, pour ¾ ounce of Skrewball whiskey into the bottom of a tall shot glass. Next, pour ¾ ounce of raspberry liqueur over the back of a bar spoon into the shot glass to create a layered shot. Garnish as desired, slam as usual.
Creamy Peanut Butter and Jelly Shot
Try this variation if you want a little more creaminess out of your peanut butter. In a tall shot glass, pour ½ ounce of peanut butter whiskey, then layer ½ ounce raspberry liqueur on top, followed by ½ ounce of Irish cream. This variation makes a great cocktail, too. Just double the recipe, shake in a cocktail shaker, and pour over ice in an old fashioned glass.
Allergy-Friendly Peanut Butter and Jelly Shot
If you’re allergic to peanuts, replace the peanut butter whiskey with Frangelico, a hazelnut liqueur. Hazelnuts are tree nuts, but because they’re only infused into the distillate during production, Frangelico contains no hazelnut allergens. This variation is a great way to enjoy the sweet taste of PB&J without the allergy risk.
Peanut Butter and Jelly Bomb
Peanut Butter and Jelly Jello Shot
Next time you need something to bring to a potluck, whip up a round of these Peanut Butter and Jelly Jello shots. To make them, boil a cup of water in a small saucepan on the stove. Stir in one pouch of grape gelatin. In a separate bowl, combine ½ cup of ice water with ½ cup of peanut butter whiskey (or hazelnut liqueur). Stir in gelatin mixture, then pour into disposable plastic condiment cups. Chill in the fridge, cover with lids, and take them to your next get-together!