Payday Shot Recipe with Peanut Butter and Whiskey

Payday Shot Recipe with Peanut Butter and Whiskey

Let’s make a simple and easy payday shot recipe with peanut butter and whiskey. It’s a sweet and creamy holiday drinker recipe! Two great tastes that taste great together. But why not take those flavors into the adult beverage world? It’s a great conversation piece to bring to your holiday festivities this year.

This shot is made with peanut butter-flavored whiskey, which sometimes can be hard to find. But I was able to find it at a local liquor store, and you can also order it online from places like Amazon.

You could also use other brands of whiskey in this recipe. In fact, I would recommend that because then you don’t have to buy a whole bottle just for one shot. Also, if you want to speed things up even further, the peanut butter flavor will actually dissolve right into the alcohol without having to heat it up first.

What’s in a payday shot recipe?

Peanut butter for the payday shot

While making a payday shot with peanut butter and whiskey, you require the following ingredients:

  • Peanut butter (creamy or crunchy, your preference);
  • Whipping cream;
  • Frangelico liqueur;
  • Irish cream liqueur.

How long does it take to make the payday shot?

The total time needed to make a bowl of these is about 15 minutes, even with the chilling. So if you want to make a big batch of them, they should last for several days in the fridge as long as they are covered and kept cold.

But since we only need one serving per person, it’s fine to just mix up as many as you want to serve immediately.

What equipment will I need?

For this recipe, you will need a shaker filled with ice.

You will also need shot glasses and something to grate/shave chocolate with (I used a small 4-sided cheese grater).

Payday Shot Recipe with Peanut Butter and Whiskey

Payday Shot Recipe with Peanut Butter and Whiskey

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 2 Shots

Equipment

  • Shaker (filled with ice)

Ingredients
  

  • 1/4 cup Peanut butter (creamy or crunchy, your preference)
  • 1/2 cup Whipping cream
  • 1 oz. Frangelico liqueur
  • 2 oz. Irish cream liqueur

Instructions
 

  • Pour the whipping cream into a shaker filled with ice
  • Add the peanut butter and Frangelico
  • Shake well
  • Pour in the Irish cream and shake again
  • Strain into shot glasses and top with grated chocolate (optional)
Keyword Payday Shot
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Can I replace some of the shot ingredients?

Kahlua for the shot
Kahlua

Of course, you can. You could replace the peanut butter flavored whiskey with another brand of whiskey if you don’t want to buy a whole bottle just for one shot.

Or, if you have some on hand, you can use Kahlua instead since it has a nice chocolatey flavor. If you do that, then I would recommend omitting the butterscotch schnapps altogether.

If you are looking for something a little more on the sweet side, you could also replace the peanut butter flavored whiskey with chocolate liqueur like Godiva or even use chocolate vodka instead.

Or if you really want to go over the top, why not try using both? You could also add a tiny splash of milk to make it even creamier.

Can I make this shot in small quantities?

Yes, you can make this in 2 oz. Shot glasses instead of full 1-oz. ones, but the recipe will still serve 1 even if you are making it in smaller serving sizes. You will also need to adjust the ingredients to suit your smaller quantities.

For example, you would only use half an ounce of each liquor when making this in 2 oz. Servings. If you do that, you’ll also want to halve all of the other ingredients as well, so everything stays balanced, and the flavors don’t get overpowered.

If you want to make a full-size batch, just double each ingredient, and it will serve up to 12 people.

Tips and tricks to make the perfect recipe

Payday shot
  1. You can use peanut butter-flavored vodka instead of whiskey, which will cut down on the prep time.
  2. You can make these kid-friendly by leaving out the Frangelico and topping with grated chocolate (so that they look like reindeer droppings) or using hot chocolate instead of Irish cream.
  3. To save time, you can also use store-bought chocolate syrup instead of grating your own.
  4. The ice-cold ingredients must be poured into a chilled shaker for this recipe because it helps keep the whipped cream from separating and making your shot watery. If you don’t have a shaker large enough to hold all of your ingredients, you can also use a large glass to shake it in.
  5. To create the white layer on top, the cream must be VERY cold when you pour it into your shot glasses. If you don’t have an ice-filled glass from shaking, just pop your bowl of cream back in the freezer for a few minutes before you start pouring.
  6. For the drizzle effect on top, it’s best to grate your own chocolate instead of using store-bought powdery stuff because it melts better and adheres to the whipped cream better than the dry kind.

To create a layered or “floating” effect with this or any other layered shot, the trick is to pour VERY slowly over the back of a spoon so that each ingredient stays completely separate.

Can I use different types of liquor for this recipe?

You could also try using other brands of whiskey in this shot. Its totally up to you which brand you will gonna use.

How long will this shot stay good for?

If you want to make a big batch of these, they should last for several days in the fridge as long as they are covered and kept cold. But since we only need one serving per person, it’s fine to just mix up as many as you want to serve immediately.

On average, how much will this recipe cost?

This shot should cost up to $3 to make, even if you use the more expensive liquor brands. It’s also a fairly inexpensive party drink that will serve several people and tastes delicious!

Can I substitute ingredients or make substitutions for this recipe?

You can substitute peanut butter-flavored vodka instead of whiskey, which will cut down on the prep time.

You can use store-bought chocolate syrup instead of grating your own. For the drizzle effect on top, it’s best to grate your own chocolate instead of using store-bought powdery stuff because it melts better and adheres to the whipped cream better than the dry kind.

You can make these kid-friendly by leaving out the Frangelico and topping with grated chocolate (so that they look like reindeer droppings) or using hot chocolate instead of Irish cream.

What are some other flavors of payday shot?

Other flavors you could try making a payday shot with are raspberry, lemon, strawberry, banana cream, or even orange-flavored whiskeys. You can also change up the types of coffee liqueur to suit your tastes or what you have on hand too.

You could also omit the Irish cream and use Bailey’s instead and you can also add some chocolate liqueur to the mix again along with a tiny splash of milk. And if that isn’t enough, then top it off with whipped cream and sprinkle cocoa powder on top.

Final Words

It is a nice and Very tasty shot recipe that you can easily make in just 2 cups in no time. It doesn’t take much of your time and is very easy to make and serve your guests.

Now, you will be able to enjoy every celebration with this drink, and hope you will try this out at home. If you do, then please share your version of the comment section below.

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