Just when you think you’ve seen it all there comes along something that makes you raise your eyebrow just a little bit further. Today I give you the Peanut Butter and Jam Old Fashioned “Spirit Drink.” Described as an “instant classic,” this liqueur is distilled in east London [not really sure by whom] and is said to possess a wondrously smooth taste. How does one make Peanut Butter and Jam flavoured old fashioned liqueur? I’m glad you asked, according to Firebox:
- Bourbon infused with peanut butter and raspberry jam
- Sweetened using homemade raspberry syrup
- Salted with Himalayan rock salt
- Dipped in a raspberry-scented wax seal
Now, I’ve heard of peanut infused bourbon, in fact the PDT Cocktail Book calls for it in a couple of recipes, but never peanut butter which I imagine has to come out as a sticky sloshy mess before straining. Raspberry syrup, okay I can vibe with that. Himalayan rock salt… well why not? All of this in a “burly” 50cl [16 oz / 500 ml] bottle, coming in at 72 Proof [36% ABV] and for a measly £39.99 [appx. $58 USD]. Assuming all of this sounds appealing and you end up getting your sticky little fingers on some, here’s how best to enjoy it:
…this unconventional cocktail is delicious served over ice or as part of a bourbon-based cocktail… ideally accompanied by a massive peanut butter and jam sandwich.
Because why not double down on the diabetes? In all fairness, I’m a fan of a good ole PB&J and I haven’t tried this yet, it may well be absolutely delicious but I just can’t picture it. But asking me to pay almost $60 for 2/3 of a normal bottle and a novelty liqueur seems a bit much to me.
Have any of you been brave enough to take the plunge and try the Peanut Butter and Jam Old Fashioned from Firebox yet? If so, what do you think?