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Peanut Butter Cup

peanut butter cup cocktail in stemmed glass on a round, red tray
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It’s easy to be enamored with classic drinks that have been poured for more than a century, or to dive down a rabbit hole of esoteric spirits and bitters. But, let’s be honest: Sometimes you just want a sweet and satisfying guilty pleasure cocktail. The Peanut Butter Cup is very much that.

Made with chocolate vodka, peanut-flavored rum, chocolate liqueur and cream, the Peanut Butter Cup is dessert in a glass. Except, instead of a spoon, this is an after-dinner treat meant for drinking.

This cocktail, though it contains many sweet and creamy elements, also features three alcoholic ingredients and is quite boozy. It begins with a full measure of chocolate vodka, a spirit that typically hovers around 35% ABV. The vodka is joined by chocolate liqueur (choose your favorite) and Castries crème peanut rum from St. Lucia. Made with peanuts, rum, vanilla, and a secret blend of spices, this tasty number clocks in at 16% ABV. So, Peanut Butter Cup functions as both dessert and nightcap.

Shake everything together with ice and serve in a chocolate-coated glass garnished with a peanut butter cup, and you get a drink that’s rich, sweet and nutty. Mix this whopper at parties or anytime you want to serve a cocktail instead of cake. Sure, it tastes great, but the Peanut Butter Cup will also be a hit with all your photo-taking friends.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 ounces chocolate vodka
  • 1 ounce Castries crème peanut rum
  • 3/4 ounce chocolate liqueur
  • 1/2 ounce cream
  • Garnish: peanut butter cup
  • Garnish: chocolate syrup

Steps

  1. Drizzle chocolate syrup along the inside of a chilled cocktail glass and place the glass in the refrigerator.

  2. Add chocolate vodka, crème peanut rum, chocolate liqueur and cream to a shaker filled with ice, and shake vigorously until well-chilled.

  3. Strain into the prepared glass.

  4. Garnish with a peanut butter cup.