Skatterbrain is essentially a Total Wine Spirits Direct version of Skrewball, the popular peanut butter whiskey. If you browse the internet a little bit, you’ll find 30 different articles of fun cocktails to make using Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey. However, Skatterbrain has 5 different flavored whiskey selections and a cream liqueur.
This article is going to be more for the cocktail and mixed drink lovers, not so much the whiskey aficionados. We’re going to cover the best cocktails you can make using Skatterbrain Vanilla Cake, Peanut Butter, Dark Cherry Vanilla, and Dark Chocolate Banana Whiskey.
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Skatterbrain Whiskey Overview
- Spirit: Flavored Whiskey/Specialty Whiskey
- Owned By: Universal Brands / United States Distilled Products
- Distilled By: Unknown
- ABV: 35%, 70 proof
- Price: $20
Typically, I’d dive into the history or production method of Skatterbrain Whiskey right about now, but there’s almost nothing out there on this whiskey. It’s bottled in Princeton, MN by Universal Brands. I’ve heard that it’s distilled in Canada, but it could also be produced by Phillips Distilling Co., also located in Princeton, MN and owned by USDP.
At the end of the day, who cares. This is a cheap, flavored whiskey that is 100% a knock off of Skrewball. I mean, the names aren’t all that dissimilar, and the bottle and logo are a near match. Skatterbrain is trying to grab a share of the flavored whiskey market. Let’s see if their whiskey makes a good cocktail.
Skatterbrain Whiskey Flavors
I briefly mentioned the flavors we’re going to discuss today, but I figured we’d at least mention all the different flavors of whiskey that Skatterbrain offers.
- Peanut Butter Whiskey
- Vanilla Cake Whiskey
- Dark Cherry Vanilla Whiskey
- Dark Chocolate Banana Whiskey
- PB&J Whiskey
- Peanut Butter Cream Liqueur (30 proof)
Skatterbrain Peanut Butter Whiskey Cocktails
I don’t have a bottle of Skrewball to do any kind of side by side comparison between the two, But, from what I remember, Skatterbrain Peanut Butter whiskey is a touch less peanut butter-y than Skrewball. However, there’s not much difference, this tastes as advertised.
- Eggnog Martini
- 1.5 oz Skatterbrain Peanut Butter Whiskey, 1.5 oz Kahlua, 2 oz eggnog, top with ground nutmeg
- PB&J Cocktail
- 1 oz bourbon/rye whiskey, 1 oz PB whiskey, .5 oz vermouth, .5 oz raspberry or cherry liqueur. If you don’t like sweet, add more whiskey or minimal vermouth and liqueur.
Skatterbrain Vanilla Cake Cocktails
Yeah, it smells kind of like vanilla cake. Vanilla extract and icing, to be more precise. But the vanilla is STRONG.
- Birthday Cake Shot
- Okay, I now this isn’t exactly a cocktail, but it’s a festive shot, perfect for a birthday party. Fill your shot glass 3/4 of the way full. Top with whipped cream and sprinkles.
- Cake Batter Cocktail
- 1.5 oz Vanilla Cake Whiskey, 1 oz white chocolate liqueur, .5 oz half and half or creamer, .5 oz amaretto. Feel free to top with whipped cream and sprinkles.
Skatterbrain Dark Cherry Vanilla Cocktails
- Whiskey Coke
- This one is quite easy to make. It’s not a fun cocktail or anything unique, it’s just solid. Do you like vanilla coke? Do you like cherry coke? Well, this is the best of both… with alcohol.
- 1.5 oz Skatterbrain dark cherry vanilla whiskey, .5 oz vermouth, .5 oz Campari or amaretto
Skatterbrain Dark Chocolate Banana Cocktails
- Chocolate PB & Banana
- This may be my favorite on the list. 1 oz dark chocolate banana whiskey, 1 oz bourbon, 1 oz peanut butter cream liqueur
- Banana Split
- 1.5 oz Skatterbrain Dark Chocolate Banana Whiskey, 1.5 oz rum, 1.5 oz bailey’s.
There are a lot of different cocktails you can make or experiment with when you have so many different expressions of flavored whiskey. However, it seems like each one of these has a different role to play.
For example, the vanilla cake whiskey worked a lot better as a shot than in many cocktails. I also think it plays a much better role in something festive, like a birthday.
Skatterbrain Dark Cherry Vanilla was better for your more traditional cocktails. A whiskey coke, a negroni, a Manhattan, or an old-fashioned.
Skatterbrain Dark Chocolate Banana actually made my favorite cocktails. The strong dark chocolate flavor allowed for very dessert-y drinks, and I thought it paired well with both the rum and bourbon.
Feel free to try out some of these cocktails at your next party, or just to perfect your backyard bartending skills.