Created on August 5, 2023

Got a soft spot for PB&J and a love for shots? Then the Peanut Butter Jelly Shot is the perfect drink for you. Combining the classic flavors of a childhood favorite sandwich with the adult twist of spirits, it’s a unique, playful cocktail guaranteed to add some fun to your get-togethers.

Brown Peanut Butter and Jelly shot in a shot glass, on a marble counter with a pink background


  • ¾ Ounce Hazelnut Liqueur (Frangelico)
  • ¾ Ounce Raspberry Liqueur (Chambord)


  1. Fill a shaker halfway with ice.
  2. Pour the liqueurs into the shaker, and shake vigorously for 15 seconds.
  3. Strain the drink into a shot glass.
  4. Enjoy!

Recipe Tips

  • This cocktail also works well as a layered cocktail! If you're using Chambord and Frangelico, layer the Frangelico on top of the Chambord, since Frangelico is the less dense ingredient.

  • If you want to really go above and beyond, top the shot with a dollop of whipped cream. It looks great (especially if the shot's layered), and tastes great too!

  • Sometimes Irish Cream Liqueur is included in this shot. To include it yourself, simply use equal parts of all ingredients.

What's In A Peanut Butter And Jelly Shot?

The Peanut Butter Jelly Shot is an indulgent mixture of hazelnut liqueur, and Raspberry Liqueur. The hazelnut liqueur offers a warm, nutty essence, mimicking peanut butter, while the Raspberry Liqueur imparts the jelly-like fruitiness.

Best Hazelnut Liqueur for a Peanut Butter Jelly Shot

The original Frangelico from Italy is always a solid choice for its true hazelnut taste and hint of cocoa and vanilla. In my opinion, this is the only option if you actually want your cocktail to taste like a PB&J.

Best Raspberry Liqueur for a Peanut Butter Jelly Shot

Chambord Raspberry Liqueur is a great pick for its lush and tangy raspberry flavor that balances the richness of the Frangelico.


The Peanut Butter Jelly Shot has a rather obscure origin, but it gained popularity in the early 2000s in the US, amidst a trend of playful, dessert-inspired cocktails.

Its nostalgic taste, reminiscent of the PB&J sandwiches, made it a hit among millennials. Its popularity still holds today, especially for house parties and gatherings.


What Does A Peanut Butter Jelly Shot Taste Like?

Surprisingly, the PB&J shot isn't too far off the real thing! The Frangelico gives a sweet, rich, nutty flavor akin to peanut butter. Meanwhile, the Raspberry Liqueur adds a fruity, tart contrast, acting as your jelly.