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Creamy, Nutty Skrewball White Russian Recipe

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If you’re a lover of peanut butter, you’ll be obsessed with our Skrewball White Russian recipe!  

We love a good Skrewball whiskey drink, and this may be our favorite because we’ve always loved the unique flavor of a White Russian and this improves on the classic.  

The flavors of this cocktail are perfect for fall because it is boozy, sweet and cozy.

If you’re looking for other great fall cocktails, don’t miss our Smoked Old Fashioned Recipe, Apple Cider Sangria, Mulled Wine, or  Apple Pie Drink Recipe with Vodka.

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What is Skrewball Whiskey?

Gavin is a huge whiskey aficionado, especially after we went on a trip to Louisville and explored the Bourbon trail together years ago.

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While many would argue that Skrewball isn’t for whiskey purists, it sure goes great in speciality cocktails.

Skrewball is a flavored whiskey with peanut butter, creating a smooth and nutty flavor to the spirit.

The creamy flavor profile works perfectly with the creaminess of the classic white Russian cocktail.

While Skrewball tastes like dessert in a cup, keep in mind that it is whiskey and carries 35% alcohol (70 proof), which isn’t that much lower than traditional whiskeys, which carry an alcohol percentage of 40%-65%.

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Substitutes to Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey

Most liquor stores carry Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey, but if you can not find it, no worries!

There are a number of peanut butter flavored whiskey liquors available at most liquor stores:

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Equipment Needed to Make a Skrewball White Russian:

  • Jigger: With the no-leak cocktail shaker, the jigger is built into the shaker so it’s a multifunctional bar tool. Or you can just use a standalone cocktail jigger to measure the ounces of each ingredient.
  • Bar Spoon: A bar spoon is used to stir some of the ingredients at the base of the cocktail as well as to use as a laying spoon when adding cream to the cocktail.
  • Lowball Glass: This cocktail is served in a short lowball cocktail glass. We love this cute set of glassware.
  • Ice + Ice Bucket: Start your cocktail with some ice cubes. A glamorous ice bucket is a great addition to your bar cart.
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Optional Garnishes for a Skrewball White Russian

This cocktail tastes amazing as is, but if you want to add some pizzazz to your cocktail, consider these garnishes:

  • Sea Salt: Adding a sprinkle of Maldon flake salt brings out the saltiness of the peanut flavor.
  • Fall Spices: Nutmeg or cinnamon sprinkled on the top is a quick and easy garnish for this cocktail.
  • Peanuts: Kick up the flavor of the peanut butter whiskey by topping your drink with crushed peanuts to top the cocktail.  If you’re looking for something on the sweet side, mix the crushed peanuts with brown sugar for bonus points when rimming your glass.
  • Peanut Butter: Use a spoonful of peanut butter to either surround the rim of the glass, or line the inside of the cocktail glass
  • Chocolate: Add chocolate sauce to the rim or use a microplane grater to create little chocolate shavings as a garnish.

Variation Options to the Skrewball White Russian

The possibilities are endless when it comes to unique cocktails using peanut butter whiskey. Consider making some of these unique twists on the classic drink.

  • The Peanut Butter Cup: Add in chocolate liqueur and follow our recipe for our Peanut Butter Whiskey Cocktail for a great dessert cocktail in a martini glass lined with peanut butter cups and chocolate syrup.
  • The Elvis: Add banana liqueur and a piece of bacon for a nod to a music legend’s unique favorite sandwich.
  • Peanut Butter Jelly Cocktail: For the taste of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, add grape juice or cranberry juice instead of the coffee liqueur.
  • Fluffernutter Peanut Butter Whiskey Cocktail: Use marshmallow vodka and now you’re getting crazy! Learn How to Make Homemade Marshmallows as a garnish.

What’s the difference between a Black Russian and a White Russian Cocktail?

Curious about the difference between these two cocktails?

The Black Russian cocktail is actually the original recipe of the two.  It’s an extremely easy classic cocktail to make because it’s just two parts vodka to one part coffee liqueur, and poured over ice cubes.  

Twenty long years after the Black Russian was out, the first recipe of the White Russian was published in 1965.  

You may have also heard of the White Russian via it’s late 90’s resurgence when it appeared multiple times in the hit movie the Big Lebowski.  

The core of this classic drink is typically 3 parts vodka, 1 part cream, and 1 part coffee liqueur. 

You can either shake it all together, or stir it in your glass with ice.  

A fun twist on the White Russian is to swap the cream out for Irish cream if you want it more boozy, or vanilla ice cream for a frozen sweet treat.

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Peanut Butter Skrewball White Russian Recipe

Serves: 1 cocktail

Prep Time: 1 Minute

Ingredients:

  • 1 ¼ oz. Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey
  • ½ oz. Vodka
  • ¾ oz. Coffee Liqueur
  • 1½ oz. Half and Half (or heavy cream)

Directions:

  1. Add the Skrewball peanut butter whiskey, vodka, and coffee liqueur to a highball glass with ice.
  2. Stir to mix, pour the heavy cream or half and half on a cocktail spoon and into the glass.
  3. Garnish with nutmeg, crushed peanuts, or chocolate shavings, if desired.
Completed screwball white russian recipe on a napkin.

Peanut Butter Skrewball White Russian Recipe

Yield: 1 cocktail
Prep Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 1 minute

For a peanut butter twist on a classic cocktail, try this creamy and nutty Skrewball White Russian Recipe!

Ingredients

  • 1 ¼ oz. Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey
  • ½ oz. Vodka
  • ¾ oz. Coffee Liqueur
  • 1½ oz. Half and Half (or heavy cream)

Instructions

  1. Add the Skrewball peanut butter whiskey, vodka, and coffee liqueur to a highball glass with ice.
  2. Stir to mix, pour the heavy cream or half and half on a cocktail spoon and into the glass.

Notes

Garnish with sea salt, nutmeg, crushed peanuts, or chocolate shavings, if desired.

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