Shake up National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day with some sweet cocktails

Skrewball celebrates National Peanut and Jelly Day with cocktails, photo provided by Skrewball
Skrewball celebrates National Peanut and Jelly Day with cocktails, photo provided by Skrewball /

With almost limitless possibilities, peanut butter and jelly has become an iconic food combination. From the only sandwich that could make a day seem brighter to one of the easiest sandwiches to master, those two flavors capture the nostalgic food trend even before it was a thing. On National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day, skip the plate and shake up that classic food combination with some sweet cocktails.

Flavored whiskeys have soared in popularity over the years. Skrewball Whiskey is one of the brands that led the surge. As more people discovered their appreciation for whiskey, the addition of that salty sweet peanut butter grew its audience base. More importantly, it opened the doors to peanut butter and jelly cocktails.

Many mixologists have taken on this flavor combination. But, the trend is not limited to just a craft cocktail lounge. As seen at Mason Jar on the Royal Carribean Wonder of the Seas, the PB&J Old Fashioned has captivated guests. The combination of Skrewball peanut butter whiskey, Kentucky bourbon, some walnut bitters and strawberry jelly hits that flavor combination without being too sweet or complicated.

More importantly, the PB&J Old Fashioned knocks it out of the park with the little sandwich garnish. Just like that squishy white bread people remember from school lunches, this cocktail feels whimsical. Sometimes a cocktail needs to just be fun.

Royal Caribbean's Mason Jar bourbon cocktail
Specialty bourbon cocktail features a peanut butter and jelly sandwich garnish at Mason Jar on Wonder of the Seas, photo by Cristine Struble /

While the Royal Carribean beverage team found a way to appeal to a wider audience, many mixologists have offered their take on the peanut butter and jelly flavor combination. From a dessert cocktail to just a little fun in the glass, these sipper might be a great way for adults to celebration National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day.

Four Skrewball cocktails for National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day

For cocktail drinkers who prefer to drink their dessert, Peanut Butter & Jealous is that sweet ending to a meal. Although the name might have people wondering if this cocktail stemmed from a love affair gone wrong, the flavors will make many people swoon. Ready for that first sip?

Peanut Butter & Jealous


  • 1 ½ oz. Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey
  • ¾ oz. Raspberry Liqueur
  • 1 oz. Half & Half


  • Shake ingredients vigorously, double strain and pour into a coupe. Garnish with fresh raspberries.

Capturing all the flavors of a classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich in a glass can mean that more ingredients are necessary. Liquid PB&J might require a well-stocked bar, but the flavor will get people talking. It might be the brunch cocktail for someone who wants a sweet sip with that omelet.

Peanut Butter and Jelly cocktails
Skrewball celebrates National Peanut and Jelly Day with cocktails, photo provided by Skrewball /

Liquid PB&J


  • 1 oz Skrewball Peanut butter whiskey
  • 1 oz bourbon
  • ½ oz amontillado sherry
  • ½ oz crème de banane
  • ¾ oz lemon juice
  • ¾ oz heavy cream
  • 3 dashes chocolate bitters
  • 1 strawberry muddled


  • Start by muddling the strawberry in the bottom of a rocks glass and filling with crushed ice. Add the rest of the ingredients to a mixing tin with ice and shake vigorously. Fine strain into the rocks glass, top with more crushed ice, and garnish with half a strawberry.

For a lighter take for National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day, this idea is just two ingredients. It is light, refreshing and can easily be enjoyed beyond the food holiday. Plus, it adds some versatility to the flavor combination. It can easily be enjoyed with several types of food.

Hard Ball


  • 1 ½ oz Skrewball Peanut butter whiskey
  • 4 oz. Berry flavored Hard Seltzer


  • Pour Ingredients over ice. Stir and enjoy.

Lastly, many people appreciate that Elvis loved peanut butter and bananas. While not necessarily, PB&J, it is a favorite combination. And, this cocktail is a great reason to use that Banana Liquor.

Peanut butter whiskey for peanut butter and jelly cocktails
The King, featuring Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey, photo provided by Skrewball /

The “King”


  • 1 ¼ oz. Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey
  • ½ oz. Banana Liquor
  • ¼ oz. Irish Cream


  • Build in a mixing glass, stir and pour over ice. Garnish with dried banana chips.

Although not shared by Skrewball Whiskey, the combination of that peanut butter whiskey and Amarula, a South African cream liqueur is quite tasty. Made from the fruit that elephants love, it has a similar consistency to an Irish cream or other cream liqueur. But, this flavor is totally unique and delightful when paired with the Skrewball.

On National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day, why not embrace some fun and get a little creative. Maybe there is a cocktail that uses a sparkling wine or a chocolate liqueur. What’s the worst that can happen – you make another cocktail?