Peanut Butter Martini – Enjoy the Nutty Elegance

The peanut butter cup was one of my favorite cakes when I was a child. Even now, as a so-called adult, that cake still holds a special place in my heart, but in a different form. I’m talking about the Peanut Butter Martini (or Peanut Butter Cup Martini).

I stumbled upon this drink that’s like the liquid version of that cake I loved. When taking a sip, suddenly, I’m transported back to my childhood, but with a fancy martini glass in my hand.

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The first taste is like a peanut buttery hug from the past. It has the rich and creamy flavors of peanut butter with the elegance of a classic Martini. I can’t help but grin like a kid who just found a hidden stash of candy. It’s not just the taste, though; it’s the feeling it brings. It’s like I’m back in my childhood kitchen, devouring that peanut butter cup on my birthday.

It’s like a sweet reminder that some things never really change, they just get a little more sophisticated. If you ever stumble upon this Peanut Butter Martini, don’t hesitate. Take a trip down memory lane and toast to the good times – both past and present. Here’s everything you need to know how to make the Peanut Butter Cup Martini:

Peanut Butter Cup Martini

A unique and delightful drinking experience that's sure to leave your taste buds yearning for more.
Total Time 12 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American, European
Servings 2
Calories 250 kcal


  • 3 ounces chocolate liqueur
  • 2 ounces peanut butter whiskey e.g. Skrewball whiskey
  • 1 ounce cream or half-and-half
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup (adjust to taste)
  • Crushed graham crackers for rimming the glass optional
  • Miniature peanut butter cups for garnish optional
  • Ice cubes


  • Chill your martini glasses in the freezer for about 10 minutes.
  • If you prefer a rimmed glass, moisten the rim with a bit of water or use a lime or lemon wedge. Then, dip the moistened rim into crushed graham crackers, rotating it to coat evenly. Set the prepared glasses aside.
  • In a cocktail shaker, add the chocolate liqueur, peanut butter whiskey, cream or half-and-half, and simple syrup.
  • Fill the shaker with ice cubes and shake vigorously for about 15-20 seconds to thoroughly chill the mixture.
  • Strain the Peanut Butter Cup Martini into the prepared martini glasses.
  • You can garnish each martini with a miniature peanut butter cup on a cocktail pick or skewer.
  • Serve your Peanut Butter Cup Martini immediately, ideally in a chilled martini glass, and savor the delightful combination of chocolate and peanut butter flavors.


  • You can drizzle chocolate syrup along the inner surface of the martini glass before you pour in the Peanut Butter Cup drink. This will increase the sweetness.
  • To make it even nuttier, consider adding a small amount of hazelnut liqueur (e.g., Frangelico) to the mix.
  • For a non-alcoholic version, you can replace the peanut butter whiskey with peanut butter syrup and the chocolate liqueur with chocolate syrup. Ensure you use a non-alcoholic cream or milk substitute.
Keyword alcohol, cocktails, martini, peanut butter

You can make this Peanut Butter Martini recipe different by adding some interesting elements, like:

– A shot of espresso to make the Peanut Butter Espresso Martini. This can give your Martini a caffeine kick, harmonizing the robust coffee flavor with the nutty goodness of peanut butter.

– Or fruity jelly to make Peanut Butter and Jelly Martini – a nostalgic favorite with a grown-up twist

Johanna Cleveland
About the author

Hi, I'm Kate, the creator of Happy Baking Days. I'm a food lover, recipe creator, and kitchen explorer. I have amateur baking knowledge gained from years spent in the kitchen with my grandma and mum, where I graduated slowly from dusting work surfaces with flour and licking the spatula to the finer arts of pastry and meringue. Now in my own kitchen, I put all those years of training into practice, experimenting with recipes and ingredients from around the world. Join me as I share my culinary journey and favorite recipes that make cooking a delightful experience.

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