August 3, 2023Review Recipe
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The taste of root beer floats will take you back to childhood, but this boozy peanut butter root beer is definitely only for grown-ups. The scrumptious cocktail is the perfect combination of creamy vanilla ice cream and fizzy root beer mixed with peanut butter whiskey to create a refreshing adult beverage.
Peanut Butter Root Beer Ingredients
If you’re a fan of unique flavor combinations, you simply must try the exquisite taste of peanut butter root beer.
The smooth and nutty notes of peanut butter whiskey perfectly complement the refreshing zing of root beer, creating a mouthwatering blend of sweet and savory.
The creamy vanilla ice cream adds decadence to this drink that takes it over the top.
- 4 to 6 ounces of root beer
- 1½ ounces of Skrewball peanut butter whiskey (1 shot)
- 2 scoops of vanilla ice cream (about 1 cup)
- Whipped cream
- Peanut butter (warmed until pourable)
- Crushed peanuts
The Skrewball whiskey has a definite peanut butter flavor and is sweet. It pairs remarkably well with the root beer. Turning the combo into a spiked root beer float tastes delicious and is super fun, but you can also serve root beer and Skrewball over ice for a simpler but delicious cocktail.
Substitutions And Additions
ROOT BEER: Any brand of root beer, whether name-brand or generic, will work fine in this great cocktail.
SKREWBALL WHISKEY: For a non-alcoholic version, you could substitute peanut butter syrup, but remember this will alter the flavor profile.
VANILLA ICE CREAM: Feel free to experiment with other flavors, like chocolate or peanut butter, for a richer dessert.
PEANUT BUTTER: Almond butter or cashew butter can work as a replacement, though they have more subtle flavors compared to peanut butter.
CRUSHED PEANUTS: Consider substituting with crushed pretzels for a salty twist.
How To Make This Peanut Butter Root Beer Recipe
This entire drink will come together in a nice tall glass, making it an easy treat to whip up.
STEP ONE: Slowly pour root beer into a large soda glass or milkshake glass.
OUR RECIPE DEVELOPER SAYS
One ounce of whiskey balances well with 6 ounces of root beer. Use a large enough glass that you have room for ice cream as well. The root beer will fizz and foam when the ice cream is added.
STEP TWO: Add one shot of Skrewball whiskey.
STEP THREE: Carefully drop in 1 to 2 scoops of ice cream, making sure the glass does not overflow.
STEP FOUR: Top with whipped cream, peanut butter drizzle, and chopped peanuts. Serve the root beer cocktail immediately with a straw and/or a long spoon.
Use creamy peanut butter and warm it for about 30 seconds in the microwave to make it pourable. Drizzle over the top of your drink or dip the rim of the glass in it.
How To Serve
This adult root beer float would be a fun and perfect addition to your next party. It’s definitely something a little different and more unique than the usual cocktails. Add our cucumber bites and fruit salsa and cinnamon chips to snack on.
For a full-on dessert experience, pair the float with a classic American dessert like a warm, gooey chocolate brownie or apple pie. The sweetness of the dessert harmonizes with the creamy, frothy root beer float, making each bite and sip a delightful experience.
IN THE FRIDGE: We don’t recommend trying to keep leftovers of this drink as the ice cream will melt. Serve this cocktail immediately.
IN THE FREEZER: This grown-up drink must be served fresh.
Why We Love This Recipe
UNIQUENESS: This recipe brings a new and exciting twist to the classic root beer float, thanks to the inclusion of peanut butter whiskey.
SIMPLICITY: Despite its complex flavors, this dessert is straightforward to prepare, making it ideal for impromptu gatherings or a quick treat.
The combination of peanut butter, root beer, and ice cream creates the perfect match of flavors in this delicious drink. So grab your ingredients, whip up this boozy peanut butter root beer cocktail, and sit back and indulge!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Peanut butter-flavored whiskey is sweet with a slightly nutty flavor. It’s been described as being like drinking a liquid peanut butter cup with a little whiskey bite.
You can buy a bottle of Skrewball peanut butter whiskey at most liquor stores.
This tasty drink needs to be made fresh as the ice cream will melt if you leave it too long.
While any brand of root beer should work for this recipe, some premium brands like A&W, Barq’s, or IBC might enhance the overall taste.
The unique flavor of this recipe relies heavily on the peanut butter whiskey, particularly Skrewball. Substituting with another alcohol might change the flavor significantly.
A tall soda glass, milkshake glass, or pint glass is commonly used for frozen drinks like this. The glass should be large enough to accommodate the drink and the froth that forms on top when ice cream is added.
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Peanut Butter Root Beer
- 4 to 6 ounces root beer
- 1½ ounces Skrewball peanut butter whiskey, 1 shot
- 2 scoops vanilla ice cream, about 1 cup
- Whipped cream
- Peanut butter, warmed until pourable
- Crushed peanuts
- Slowly pour root beer into a large soda glass or milkshake glass.
- Add one shot of Skrewball whiskey.
- Carefully drop in 1 to 2 scoops of ice cream, making sure the glass does not overflow.
- Top with whipped cream, peanut butter drizzle, and chopped peanuts.
- The Skrewball whiskey has a definite peanut butter flavor and is sweet. It pairs remarkably well with the root beer. Turning the combo into a spiked root beer float tastes delicious and is super fun, but you can also serve root beer and Skrewball over ice for a simpler but delicious cocktail.
- One ounce of whiskey balances well with 6 ounces of root beer. Use a large enough glass that you have room for ice cream as well. The root beer will fizz and foam when the ice cream is added.
- Use creamy peanut butter and warm it for about 30 seconds in the microwave to make it pourable. Drizzle over the top of your drink or dip the rim of the glass in it.