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.
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
- 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.
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