Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup was first introduced to the United States in 1928. I’m not certain who first came up with the idea of a peanut butter cup flavored cocktail to mimic the popular candied treat, but I am pretty sure it was a good idea. Just as the original Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup has altered its size and shape to fit the changing preferences of its devoted snack lovers, the full size cocktail will fit snuggly into a shot glass for a wonderfully warming round of starter sips.
Peanut Butter Cup Shot Recipe
May 18 is I Love Reese’s Day
Peanut Butter Cup – recipe by Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist
1/2 ounce Silver Rum
1/2 ounce Peanut Crème Liqueur
1/2 ounce Crème de Cacao
Combine liquids in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to blend and chill. Strain into shot glass.
Optional: Rim shot glass with powered peanut better found on the peanut butter / jelly aisle.
More Peanut Butter Cup Shot Variations
Erica from Erica’s Sweet Tooth has an entirely different take on Peanut Butter Cup Shots. She puts the shot in an actual chocolate cup. They end up looking just like Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. This could get diet dangerous really quick!
If you’d rather sip your Peanut Butter Cup over lengthy conversation then go for a full sized cocktail. The Slow roasted Italian serves up a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Cocktail using real peanut butter in the recipe.
Daydreamer Desserts doesn’t mess around with her Peanut Butter Cup cocktail. It’s peanut butter and chocolate creamy goodness from cocktail to garnish. She combines vodka with Reese’s candies for her cocktail base. She finishes with Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Minis as garnish.