“Calories don’t exist” is a statement I live by during the holidays. My mother bakes enough cookies for a whole fire-department, and although nice, there are only three of us in the family which leaves me to work my way through the ginger-bread men and spritz cookies. Living in ignorance of all the calories I put into my body is a luxury, but come stepping on the scale January 1st that false reality is broken.

So, I’m at cross-roads, do I choose to continue eating cookies or give up drinking liquid calories (alcohol.) Luckily a dear friend passed along a cocktail recipe that combines alcohol and the sweet tooth. The Peanut Butter Delight is the perfect dessert drink that packs a heavy punch. The base is Skrewball Peanut Butter Whisky with a bit of Godiva Chocolate Liqueur, milk, and a dash a salt.

Next time you are having a dinner party, instead of spending time making a dessert whip up the Peanut Butter Delight for your guests and they’ll leave in a euphoric state wanting more.

The Peanut Butter Delight:

The Peanut Butter Delight has three main ingredients; Skrewball Peanut Butter Whisky, chocolate liqueur, and milk. The cocktail follows a basic ratio of 3:1:1-2, that is 3 ounces of Skrewball Peanut Butter Whisky, 1 ounce of chocolate liqueur, and 1-2 ounces of milk. With this ratio it is easy to increase the quantity made (for a pitcher) or to make a Jr. Cocktail.

It is important to call out that I’m new to the genre of Peanut Butter Whisky and chocolate liqueur. I used Skrewball Peanut Butter Whisky and Godiva Chocolate liqueur, but any peanut butter whisky and chocolate liqueur should work. Additionally, because I’m trying to be healthy in line with my new year’s resolution, I ended up making the Jr. version of the cocktail.

Peanut Butter Delight:

  • 3 ounces Skrewball Whisky
  • 1 ounces Chocolate Liqueur
  • 1-2 ounces milk
  • Dash of salt

*For a Jr. cocktail, just half all ingredients.

  1. Combine Skrewball Whisky, chocolate liqueur, and milk in a glass with ice. Stir well to chill the drink.
  2. Add a dash of salt!

Now you might be asking why add salt? Well, a dear friend (Maddie Detwiler) said the salt is important because it helps bring out the peanut butter flavor and it definitely does!

I honestly had an amazing 2020, I fell in love, had amazing adventures with friends, graduated from PSU, and started a great job. Although a turbulent year, I tried to take comfort and happiness in the little victories. 2021 will be another great year, and although life is not linearly positive, on a yearly average every year is better then the previous. I hope this drink gives you a little victory.

Stay thirsty,

Bhaskar   

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