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Homemade Sneaky Pete Recipe

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Bourbon whisky is an American whisky that is matured in oak barrels and distilled mostly from corn. The distilling of bourbon began in the 18th century. Although bourbon can be produced anywhere in the United States, the South and Kentucky in particular have become inextricably linked to the sneaky Pete recipe – A drink made with Rye Whiskey and Bourbon Cream.

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A Sneaky Pete is a cocktail almost like a white Russian, but with whisky. You can enjoy it after dinner as a nightcap or any time you want a simple, comforting drink that will make you feel fantastic. This cocktail only requires three essential ingredients. This cocktail can be made with either milk or cream, depending on how thick you like your creamy cocktails. As the ice melts, it will get diluted. The diluting effect can be reduced by using an ice ball or huge ice cubes.

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“Sneaky Pete” used to be commonly referred to as slang for inexpensive liquor or fortified wine. But it can also refer to alcoholic beverages with a pleasant taste that causes one to drink more than they intend.

Sneaky Pete Recipe

Recipe by The Food GossipCourse: DrinksDifficulty: Easy
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A Sneaky Pete is a mixed drink. This cocktail only requires three essential ingredients. To make a Sneaky Pete, just use the recipe below.


  • One ounce of rye whisky

  • 1-ounce coffee liqueur

  • 4 ounces of milk, or 2 ounces of cream


  • Gather the ingredients.
  • Fill an old-fashioned glass with ice cubes and pour the coffee liqueur into it.
  • Blend in the milk/cream and rye whisky.
  • Mix ingredients thoroughly.
  • Serve and enjoy.


  • If you don’t have any on hand, you can make your own coffee liqueur by combining cold brew coffee, sugar, and a vanilla bean.

Some variations use fruit juices mixed with vodka or rum, while others use coffee liqueur, whisky, and milk. Some of them are slushy-type frozen drinks. It’s important to be specific about what you want when ordering a sneaky Pete in a bar.

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