Peanut Butter-Infused Bourbon


By Dan Q. Dao

Published on December 25, 2017

Effleurage is an age-old perfumers’ technique used to extract botanicals from flowers by pressing the fresh petals into a layer of vege­table fat. To similar effect, you can spread a high-quality, unsweetened peanut butter across a baking pan to maximize surface area, and then float some bourbon on top to pull out the flavors.


  • 16 oz. creamy, all natural peanut butter
  • 750 ml bottle of bourbon


Step 1

Drain the oil away from one 16-ounce jar of creamy, all-natural peanut butter, then spread the peanut butter in an even layer over the bottom of a 9x13-inch baking dish.

Step 2

Pour one 750-ml bottle of bourbon over the peanut butter and cover with plastic wrap. Set aside at room temperature for 24 hours.

Step 3

Line a fine strainer with cheesecloth or a coffee filter and set over a bowl.

Step 4

Strain the bourbon, then use a funnel to return it to the bottle.

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