The Best ButterFinger Cocktail

A mouthwatering butterfinger cocktail where smooth milk chocolate and peanut taste come together in one glass.

Although the candy has now been around for over a century, it wasn’t until I was a little older that I started to like butterfingers candy. I think it was a texture thing. Seeing a candy bar, I didn’t expect it to have that crispy texture to it. But not to worry, I’m making up for lost time with this amazingly delicious candy bar now. You can frequently find that bright yellow bag with blue writing in the fun size hanging out in my pantry these days. Well hidden in my pantry that is so little hands and little mouths don’t devour them all before I get the chance!

If you are like me and have always wondered how Butterfinger candy bar get its name then this fun fact is for you. It got its name from a simple naming contest. The contest occurred right when the term “butterfingers” was used to describe someone who dropped things frequently. Why did someone submit that to a naming contest, well that I’m just not sure! But there ya have it. Butterfinger got its name simply from a naming contest.

Round up the 4 ingredients and make a few of these butterfinger cocktails, just be sure to hold onto them tight! They are sure to be a hit for the candy lover with a sweet tooth in your life.


Ingredients and Barware for 1 Cocktail

1. 1.5oz Butterschotch schnupps

2. 1.5oz irish cream

3. 2oz half and half

4. 3-5 fun sized butterfinger candy bars (blended up or smashed) for the rim

5. Frosting (optional for rim of the glass)

6.Low Ball Glasses

7.Cocktail Shaker

8.Yellow Striped Straws (totally optional but really does add a touch of fun to the butterfinger theme)


About the Ingredients

Butterschoch Schnupps is known for being a sweet alcohol with flavorings of brown sugar and butter. Just like a butterscotch hard candy. (the kind my grandma usted to sneak me as a kid)

Irish Cream is created using a blend of irish whisky and dairy cream to create a chocolatey yet vanilla taste

Half and Half is simply a mixture of equal parts whole milk and cream. Speaking of how things got their name, I think it is why it’s called half and half


How to make

1.Unwrap butterfinger candy bars and blend or smash to be used along the rim of the cocktail. (I have found blending to work the best for this particular candy because it gets the pieces more uniformly small. I used a Blendjet for this and it worked well. If smashing instead, I recommend placing it in a sealed bag with the air taken out and placing a towel over the bag while carefully smashing with the flat side of a meat tendorizer)

2.Slowly drag the rim of your low ball glass though frosting to get a thin even coating. Dip the frosted low ball glass rim into the blended butterfinger candy pieces. Coat evenly. Add Ice and set aside

3.Add ice and butterschotch schnaupps, irish cream and half and half to a cocktail shaker.

4.Shake vigerously until well mixed and chilled

5.Pour over ice into rimmed low ball glass

6.Add Yellow striped straws


Enjoy Responsibly

Got a sweet tooth? Love candy and after dinner drinks? You are in good company with us! Check out some of our other favorites like Sour Patch Kids Shooter, Bubble Gum Shots or this Cookies n Cream Cocktail

What is your favorite candy? What candy inspired cocktail should we try next?

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