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How To Make Peanut Butter Whiskey: Explained (2022 Updated)

Last Updated on November 27, 2022 by Lydia Martin

If you are a big fan of whiskey and peanut butter, do you know that you can easily make your peanut butter whiskey at home? 

In 2018, whiskey brands never stopped making their versions of peanut butter whiskey as Skrewball started the trend.

Here’s how to make peanut butter whiskey you’ll go nuts for. 

8 Steps To Make A Homemade Peanut Butter Whiskey 

1. Gather The Ingredients

Skrewball whisky bottle with jigger, beaker and stirrer

Peanut butter whiskey is now a thing, and while it seems like peanut butter and whiskey is a ‘meh’ for some, it is a surprisingly good combination. 

To start your homemade peanut butter whiskey, you will need 750ml of your favorite whiskey, but we recommend getting a bourbon that will blend well with peanut butter. 

Also, you will need two cups of raw peanuts and two teaspoons of brown sugar, which is optional. 

2. Roast The Peanuts

roasting peanut in an oven

Skinning peanuts can be labor intensive, so you can roast them lightly to remove the skin.

Also, roasting peanuts will give more flavor and improve texture and aroma. 

Get a pan and roast the raw peanuts for at least two minutes. Stir it occasionally to avoid burning the peanuts.

The goal is to slightly roast the raw peanuts for improved taste. 

You can also roast it in the oven at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. 

Read: Peanut Butter Whiskey & Coke Recipe

3. Crush The Peanuts

crushing peanuts using mortar and pestle

Allow the peanuts to cool before roughly chopping them, and then combine them with the sugar if you want it to be sweeter and rounder. 

Since more surface area means more infusion, it would be best to crush the peanuts until it has the peanut butter texture.

You can crush the peanuts easily using a food processor or a blender. 

4. De-fat The Peanut Butter Paste

paper towel on top of peanut butter paste to remove oil

Defatting the peanut butter paste can be tricky, but it would be ideal since it contains too much oil, which may ruin the mixture and will float on top. 

You can put the peanut butter paste in a pan and then put a paper towel on top to soak up the oil. 

Once the oil is removed, it will look chunky and no longer smooth, and that’s exactly what we are going for. 

5. Mix The Paste & Whiskey

putting liqour on a mason jar with peanut butter

After defatting the peanut butter paste, you can now mix the peanut butter paste and your whiskey. 

Put the peanut butter paste in a mason jar and pour your favorite whiskey. Stir it well until the paste dissolves in the whiskey. 

If you do not remove the excess oil in the peanut butter paste, the oil will float around the mixture and not combine with the whiskey, so don’t skip the fourth step. 

6. Let The Mixture Sit For A Few Days

mason jar with liqour and peanut butter

Now that you have thoroughly mixed the peanut butter and whiskey let the mixture sit for a few days.

The whiskey will not age in the glass [1], but it will absorb the peanut butter flavor.  

As you let it sit for, say, seven days, place it in a dark and cool pantry and shake it occasionally. 

You can also taste-test the mixture and let it sit longer based on your preference.

You can let the mixture sit for a month for better flavor. 

7. Separate The Peanut Butter & Whiskey

straining whisky and peanut butter mixture

There are many ways to separate peanut butter and whiskey. You can strain the mixture using a double cheesecloth, a nut milk bag, or a coffee filter.

While separating peanut butter and whiskey with a coffee filter will take longer, we recommend you use it as it is more effective. 

Coffee filter straining may take 25 minutes per half cup, and once it’s halfway through, you can use a new coffee filter for faster filtration. 

8. Pour & Serve

Now that you have successfully separated the peanut butter and whiskey, you can store it in a bottle, pour, serve and enjoy. 

It has a color and texture similar to whiskey but has an aroma and added peanut butter taste. 

“Whiskey’s age is the time you put it in the barrel until it is dumped outside the barrel” – Lew Bryson, Whiskey Expert

Homemade Peanut Butter Whiskey vs Skrewball’s Taste 

Homemade peanut butter whiskey has an amazing taste compared to Skrewball’s.

Skrewball has notes of vanilla and caramel, but it comes out more of a liqueur than a whiskey. 

On the other hand, homemade peanut butter whiskey has a nice taste of whiskey with a peanut butter flavor.

Also, the added sugar gives out a good mouthfeel and lends a more blendable taste to cocktails. 

FAQs 

Is peanut butter whiskey made with peanut butter?

No, not all peanut butter whiskey is made with peanut butter. Some distillers use peanut oil or peanut butter extract to mimic the peanut butter taste.

However, you can use peanut butter to make peanut butter whiskey. 

Can you add sugar to a peanut butter whiskey?

Yes, you can add sugar to homemade peanut butter whiskey. Adding sugar to the flavored whiskey adds a better mouthfeel and a nice flavor profile. Check out our favorite peanut butter whiskey drinks here.

In Conclusion

Peanut butter whiskey is easy to make because you only need the right ingredients, tools, and patience. 

Once you prepare the peanut butter paste, mix in the whiskey and wait a few days for the whiskey to absorb the flavor.

Strain it and enjoy it neat, with ice, or as a cocktail. 

Reference:

  1. https://www.mensjournal.com/food-drink/whiskey-age-statement-bottle-meaning/

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