The peanut butter pickleback with skrewball is a must try!

Peanut Butter Pickleback

While the “pickleback” has been around for quite some time, have you ever had a peanut butter pickleback? The standard pickleback is whisky chased with a drink of pickle juice, but a peanut butter pickleback is peanut butter flavored whisky chased with a shot of pickle juice.

Some people might ask, but why pickle juice?

Generally, pickle juice, also known as pickle brine, is used as a chaser for whiskey to cut the burn of the whisky.

The Peanut Butter & Pickle Combo

An odd combo that some rave about is peanut butter and pickles. The cult following is a combination for sandwiches when the typical PB&J gets a little stale.

Don’t believe me?

The peanut butter & pickle combo started during the Great Depression when Americans were looking for ways to cut corners any way that they could. Peanut butter and pickles happened to be two items that were plentiful at the grocery store.

It’s developed such a cult following that Disneyland has even come out with a pickledog iteration of their famous corndog. It’s a hotdog stuffed inside of a pickle and then fried. And yes, it is served with a side of peanut butter for dipping.

Skrewball Whisky

The peanut butter pickleback with skrewball whisky is a combination you have to try at least once.
The peanut butter pickleback with skrewball whisky is a combination you have to try at least once.

A newer brand of whisky that I’ve just discovered is Skrewball. It’s a peanut butter-flavored whisky that I can’t seem to get enough of.

I am by no means a whisky drinker, but I’ve already purchased multiple bottles of this liquor. It’s probably the only whisky I’ve ever purchased!

If you are a whisky drinker, I challenge you to try Skrewball and tell me your thoughts.

The Pickle Juice

The pickle juice, also known as pickle brine, is not as important as the whiskey. You can chase with any kind of pickle brine, even that jar of Vlassic that’s been sitting in your fridge for the last year.

If you’re more adventurous, however, you can always try to make your own pickles and use the brine from those.

Other Alternatives

If you want to try this recipe, but aren’t quite a fan of peanut butter, or are allergic to nuts, there is always the option of drinking the standard Pickleback. A standard pickleback is any kind of whisky (unflavored) chased with pickle brine.

Peanutbutter Pickleback

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Recipe by Sarah Course: The Liquor Cabinet


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  • 1.5 oz Screwball whisky

  • 1.5 oz pickle brine


  • Gather your ingredients.
  • Pour one shot glass full of whiskey and another shot glass of pickle brine.
  • Drink the whiskey and then immediately chase the whiskey with the pickle brine.

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