The Fireside Chat

Two sherry glasses garnished with cherries sit on a brick hearth in front of a fire.

It was a dark and stormy night.

Yes, yes, it’s autumn in Seattle; there are many dark, rainy nights these days! On this particular Friday night, your favorite bartenders decided to have an after-dinner cocktail in front of a cozy fire.

Elizabeth created this elegant surprise and had me guess at what was in it.

I correctly guessed Kahlúa, more hesitantly guessed milk (correct again), and then was a bit stumped. After a few more sips, I realized she’d added peanut butter whiskey…and then wondered how I could have missed it! It was actually a pretty prominent flavor, and this was a sophisticated way to showcase it. This was a perfect, lovely drink for a rainy night indoors with your sweetheart!


  • 1 oz. Peanut Butter Whiskey

  • 1 oz. Kahlúa

  • 1/2 oz. or so of milk

  • Amarena cherries (garnish)


  • Shake all ingredients (except cherries) in a shaker with ice.
  • Garnish, light a fire, and enjoy!
Enjoyed on November 12, 2021

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