Peanut butter is made for more than sandwiches. Take for instance the magical deliciousness of the Reese’s Peanut Butter Easter Egg. Devouring as many of these as possible is one way to celebrate National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day, March 1. If the binge eating session is not your style, try one of these peanut butter cocktails to pay homage to the almighty peanut.
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Martini
This cocktail begins with making an elixir of the gods, if you will. You start by creating your own Reese’s vodka. Make this by taking four peanut butter cups with one cup of your favorite vodka. Put it in a blender, then strain. Once you have that, follow this martini recipe for your perfect peanut butter cocktails:
- 2 oz Reese’s vodka
- 1 oz chocolate liqueur
- 2 oz milk
- ¼ cup ice cubes
- ½ oz chocolate syrup
- 2 mini peanut butter cups
Peanut Butter and Jealous Cocktail
If you’re mixing up this next drink, I’m so jealous that I’m Peanut Butter and Jealous. Get it? … That’s where the name originates.
For this PB&J concoction, start by sticking the rim of your glass in a peanut butter-honey mixture. The rest of what goes in the glass will make up the jelly portion. Your very next move is to muddle raspberries in the bottom of the glass. After that, it’s just mixing liquids and drinking the adult version of a childhood favorite.
- 1 tablespoon honey, mixed with 1 tablespoon peanut butter
- Handful of raspberries
- 2 ounces raspberry vodka
- 1 ounce raspberry liqueur
- 4 ounce cranberry juice
This sandwich version of a drink is even more upscale. It also requires a bit of cooking and extra steps, but it’s definitely worth the effort. You make your own peanut syrup with just two cups each of water and sugar. Once that starts boiling, add in a cup of minced peanuts and simmer for 10 minutes. You’ll drain out the peanuts before adding to your drink.
- 1½ oz. Flor de Caña 7 yr rum
- ½ oz. Lustau Palo Cortado Vides
- ¼ oz. strawberry jam
- ¼ oz. Peanut Syrup (see below)
- 1 egg white
- Minced salted peanuts
- 1 yellow banana
Get a Caribbean classic by making Peanut Punch. It’s a traditional drink, where everyone has their own recipe. You can start with the basic cocktail, and layer on chocolate or raspberry liqueur.
Toss all the ingredients in the blender, pour over ice, and enjoy.
- ½ cup of smooth peanut butter
- 2 ½ cups of milk
- 1/3 cup of honey or simple syrup
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground dried ginger
- ½ teaspoon grated nutmeg
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