How to Make a Peanut Butter and Jelly Shot – This fun adults-only cocktail recipe, also known as a Screwball, is made with Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey and a homemade jelly simple syrup!

screwball peanut butter whiskey drink in a glass with grapes

Peanut Butter and Jelly Cocktail

This peanut butter whiskey drink is fun and festive, garnished with black grapes to mimic olives. Each sip tastes just like a classic PB&J sandwich… Minus the bread and plus, well, booze! So it’s got a great balance of flavors from your childhood favorite, but with an adults-only kick that you want in a good liquor drink.

Traditionally a Screwball Peanut Butter Whiskey is served as a shot. However, we’ve changed the proportions and added bitters to create a true cocktail over ice. Not only do these fabulous tweaks make the drink slightly less sweet and much more enjoyable, it’s also a better sipping beverage for parties.

Get ready to wow guests at your next gathering with these delightfully playful drinks! Here we share easy steps to make a single Skrewball cocktail, so you can simply multiply ingredients for the number of servings needed. (Use the servings slider in the recipe card below.)

top view peanut butter whiskey drink with ice and grapes

Ingredients You Need

You can make a delicious peanut butter and jelly shot with just Skrewball whiskey and raspberry Chambord. Or use our simple syrup recipe included here to prepare jelly syrup with whatever fruit you like!

For the Jelly Simple Syrup:

  • Grape jellyor strawberry jelly
  • Water

For the PB&J Cocktail:

  • Jelly simple syrupor Chambord
  • Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey or other preferred pb whiskey
  • Bittersold fashioned or cinnamon
  • Fresh grapes or strawberriesoptional to garnish
ingredients needed for this cocktail recipe

How to Make Grape Jelly Simple Syrup (or Strawberry)

This is by far the easiest way to make a quick simple syrup with fruit preserves.

First, mix the grape (or strawberry) jelly and water in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 30 to 60 seconds, until the jelly melts into the water.

Stir well and cool completely. Note: If the syrup is at all warm it will affect the flavor and consistency of the peanut butter whiskey drink. Feel free to make the syrup ahead; it will keep well for up to a month in a sealed container in the fridge.

top view grape jelly simple syrup in a glass measuring cup

How to Make a Screwball PB&J Cocktail

When you are ready to serve, set out a lowball glass. Add ½ ounce of the cooled jelly simple syrup…

hand pouring simple jelly syrup into low ball glass

… 2 ½ ounces of peanut butter whiskey…

hand pouring skrewball peanut butter whiskey into glass

… and 4-5 dashes of old-fashioned or cinnamon bitters.

Get the Complete (Printable) Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey and Jelly Cocktail Recipe Below. Enjoy!

adding a few dashes of bitters to the glass

Stir well. Then add a large ice cube to the glass.

low ball glass with ice and peanut butter whiskey cocktail shot being stirred by metal wand

Garnish the drink with a fresh grape or strawberry.

skrewball peanut butter whiskey and jelly syrup drink in a glass with ice and grape garnish

Frequently Asked Questions

Should you refrigerate Skrewball whiskey?

There is no need to chill the peanut butter whiskey. But you can if you like!

Can you make this recipe with other flavors of jelly?

Certainly! Grape and strawberry are classic PB&J flavors, but feel free to make the simple syrup with your favorite jelly flavor. Seedless raspberry or blackberry, cherry, and apricot are all delicious options.

How do you make a Screwball peanut butter and jelly shot?

To prepare as a shot use 2 parts of whiskey to 1 part of the jelly simple syrup. So 1 ounce of Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey with .5 ounce simple syrup for a standard shot glass.

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Screwball Peanut Butter Whiskey Drink (Skrewball PB&J Cocktail)

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 3 minutes
This adults-only Screwball PB&J Cocktail recipe is made with Skrewball peanut butter whiskey and a homemade jelly simple syrup, plus a dash of bitters, for a fun yet sophisticated sippable drink or shot.
Servings: 1 drink


For the Jelly Simple Syrup –

For the PB&J Cocktail –

  • ½ ounce jelly simple syrup
  • 2.5 ounces Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey
  • 4-5 dashes bitters old-fashioned or cinnamon
  • Optional garnish: grapes or strawberries


  • For the Simple Syrup: Mix the grape (or strawberry) jelly and water and a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 30 to 60 seconds until the jelly melts into the water. Stir well and cool completely.
  • For each PB&J Cocktail: In a lowball glass, mix ½ ounce of jelly simple syrup, 2 ½ ounces of peanut butter whiskey, and 4-5 dashes of bitters. Stir well. Then add a large ice cube and garnish with a grape or strawberry.



You can make a simple peanut butter and jelly shot with just Skrewball whiskey and raspberry Chambord, or our simple syrup combination made with your preferred jelly flavor.


Serving: 1drink, Calories: 313kcal, Carbohydrates: 32g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 20mg, Potassium: 31mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 25g, Vitamin C: 2mg, Calcium: 9mg, Iron: 1mg
Course: cocktail, Drinks
Cuisine: American
Author: Sommer Collier
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