Skrewball White Russian Cocktail

Adding a splash of heavy cream to a Skrewball White Russian Cocktail with Skrewball bottle in background and peanuts on counter
Posted On: December 20, 2022
Last updated: May 8th, 2024

Does peanut butter, cream and coffee flavor sound like a heavenly mix? A Skrewball White Russian will make you happy then. It is pretty heavenly for sure and I’m not even a huge peanut butter fan. Grab yourself a bottle of Skrewball and make this peanut butter flavored twist on a classic cocktail. This is an amazing sweet treat to enjoy on the holidays, or any time of year you feel like a delicious creamy treat. This cocktail has familiar ingredients with the added flavor of creamy peanut butter to excite the palate.

White Russian view from top after adding heavy cream

What is Skrewball Whiskey?

Skrewball is a peanut butter-flavored whiskey, it’s on the sweet side, but not too sweet, with subtle notes of peanut butter. I found in numerous places that it actually has no added sugar. It’s not only delicious on it’s own, neat or just on ice. According to the National Peanut Board’s Skrewball article, it’s is a 70-proof whiskey, made with real peanuts. Since it’s debut in 2018 it has made quite stir in the beverage world, even winning double gold medals in 2019 at the New York World Wine & Spirits competition for “Best flavored whiskey”.

3 glasses of white Russians in front of a bottle of Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey on red and white napkin

The Story of Skrewball

The background of the peanut butter-flavored whiskey has a very cool and inspiring story in itself; an American dream. The founding creators are a husband and wife team from Ocean Beach in San Diego, California. The husband, Mr. Yeng is a Cambodian refugee and fell in love with the taste of peanut butter from the moment he first tried it in the United States as a little boy. His story is inspiring from being a wheelchair-bound child to a restauranteur. He incorporated peanut butter into his restaurant menu, from food to drinks. One of their most popular items was a peanut butter and whiskey shot made with Jameson. That’s how the idea to create a peanut butter-flavored whiskey came to be. The name “Skrewball” came from Mr. Yeng’s background. It’s a dedication to the “black sheep” (hence the cool black sheep as the logo) and “misfits” of the world; referring to himself and his immigrant upbringing in the U.S. Mr. and Mrs. Yeng successfully created the very first peanut butter-flavored whiskey in the world. It’s a great story how Skrewball came about. If you’d like to learn more about them, here’s the official Story of Skrewball.

Up close shot of skrewball whiskey white Russian cocktail with peanuts and bottle of skrewball and vodka in background

How to Serve a Peanut Butter White Russian

This is a decadent cocktail that’s simple to make. You can elevate the drink and get creative with the rim of the glass by adding a little simple syrup, chocolate syrup or even a little peanut butter. Then dip the wet rim in a little espresso salt or even peanut butter flavored salt. My husband had the idea of mixing the espresso salt with a little bit of peanut butter powder to give it a twist. I added a touch of brown sugar to the mixture you see below.

Salted Rim Option shown with glass upside down in simple Syrup and a combo of espresso salt, peanut butter powder and brown sugar to the right and a salted rim on the bottom of the collage

White Russian Variations

What better way to a add a twist to a classic White Russian Cocktail than with the nutty flavor of Skrewball? (Pun intended) A classic white Russian consists of vodka, coffee liqueur and heavy cream. It’s one of those delicious cocktails with notes of caramel you have to try at least once in your life if you like creamy drinks. The addition of peanut butter flavor with good ol’ whiskey just makes sense. Although, I’m not sure if the “the Dude” from Big Lebowski would agree. He had his own variation of the creamy cocktail. I do not recommend adding powdered coffee creamer to your white Russian as he did. Ick!

Ingredients for Skrewball White Russian shown on counter with skrewball, vodka, coffee liqueur and cream in the background and glasses with large ice cubes in front

Skrewball White Russian Ingredients

  • Peanut Butter Whiskey– Skrewball is the Original peanut butter-flavored whiskey and might be the finest, but it’s not always in stock. It is pricier as well, so sometimes you just need to find an alternative. There are some others: Bird Dog, Two Trees & Sqrrl to name a few.
  • Vodka– I incorporate vodka instead of just replacing the vodka with the whiskey because it’s not really a white Russian without its main ingredient, vodka. You can use whatever you like and have on hand. I like Tito’s, Ketal One and Kirkland. Those are what I usually just have on hand.
  • Coffee Liqueur– Kahlua, Mr. Black, Kapali or Tia Maria
  • Heavy Whipping Cream– What’s a White Russian without heavy cream? A Black Russian cocktail of course. But seriously, if you don’t have heavy cream, you can use half & half or just whole milk if you’re missing the latter. Don’t expect it to be the same creamier drink you were hoping for though.
    • Lactose Intolerant Swap Out– If you want to swap out the heavy cream for soda water you’ll have a peanut butter “mind eraser.” Just saying…
  • Salt (Optional)- This is totally your choice, but salt has the amazing quality of intensifying flavors and sweetness. I love espresso salt on a drink like this.
Steps to Make Skrewball White Russian

Do you Like Frozen Drinks?

How about a frozen Skrewball White Russian. Why not? Pour the amount of 2 cocktails into your blender with a large handful of ice cubes and blend away. If it’s too runny, add a few more ice cubes and you’ve got yourself a lovely frozen Peanut Butter flavored White Russian! Yum!!

Up top and side views of frozen Skrewball White Russian cocktail in glass with whipped cream and a couple peanuts on top with skrewball whiskey bottle in background

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Side view of 3 glasses of "Skrewball" Peanut Butter White Russians


Skrewball White Russian Cocktail Recipe

This boozy, creamy, nutty cocktail will have you swooning for more. The smooth, nutty flavor of Skrewball Peanut butter whiskey takes the White Russian classic to a whole new level. Cheers!
You can add salts and such to the rim of go without! It's just as good.  The salts are just if you're trying to elevate the drinks even more for someone special. =) 
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Cocktail
Cuisine American, Cocktail
Servings 1 Drink
Calories 308 kcal


  • 2 oz. Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey
  • 1 oz. vodka
  • 1 oz. coffee liqueur Like Kahlua
  • 1 splash half & half
  • 1 pinch of salt or add some flavored salt to the rim of the glass


  • Grab a rocks or highball glass and add whiskey, vodka & coffee liqueur.
  • Add a splash of heavy cream, serve and Cheers!

Nutrition Disclaimer:

The nutritional information provided is only an estimate based on a third party nutritional plugin. Different online calculators may give different results depending on their own sources. The estimates may also change based on the ingredients you use. If you have dietary restrictions and need to accurately calculate the nutrition of this recipe, Whole Made Living recommends consulting a professional nutritionist.


Serving: 1drinkCalories: 308kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 0.1gFat: 0.4gSaturated Fat: 0.2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.04gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 43mgPotassium: 4mgSugar: 13gVitamin A: 9IUVitamin C: 0.02mgCalcium: 3mgIron: 0.01mg
Keyword Adult Beverage, Alcohol, Cocktail, Cream, Holiday, Peanut Butter, Whiskey, white Russian
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    • Candy, I don’t see why not? I have never tried it this way, but I do know Skrewball is quite delicious even just on the rocks. If you’re looking for just a less potent drink, I’d say, sure! Let me know if you try it this way. Thanks for the question.

  • 5 stars
    My new favorite!! This cocktail was THE perfect way to kick off the holidays! Genius! So creamy and comforting. The peanut butter flavor was the perfect addition – not overpoweringly peanut butter-y. Just a perfect addition. This is definitely going to be on of the go to cocktails in my house! I can’t wait to try the frozen version next!

    • Awesome, Heather! I’m so glad you enjoyed it and it’ll be your “go-to.” Great to hear it helped you kick off the holidays as well! Cheers and Happy Holidays!

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