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Have You Met Pickle Juice?

Featured Story / February 17, 2016 / No Comments.


You’ve heard of the Pickleback shot. But have you ever tried one? The salty, strong flavor of pickle brine neutralizes the burn of whatever you drink before it making for a delicious alcoholic experience.

Pair it with vodka, whiskey, gin or tequila and they’ll all go down smooth. Even though the drinks have different and distinct tastes, the pickle brine compliments them just the same.

But flavored vodka, rum or smoky whiskeys are the exception to the rule. Their sweet or smoky tastes aren’t neutralized by the pickle brine and you could end up with a pretty harsh taste in your mouth.

More and more bars are realizing the benefits of working with pickle juice in their recipes. Offering cocktails as well as the traditional Pickleback shots for chasing gives the bartenders more to experiment with. The trend also keeps things interesting for the customer and widens their ever expanding portfolio of consumed drinks.

So what are you waiting for? Try something new this weekend at the bar. It just might be your new favorite thing.


Pucker up for Pickle Juice Cocktails

Cocktails / June 16, 2014 / 3 Comments.


We’ve come across some pretty strange concoctions, but nothing beats a beverage with pickle juice as its main component. At first, the thought of dill combined with alcohol may make you cringe, but we assure you it’s worth a try. Pickle juice cocktails are surprisingly tasty, and when mixed with the right ingredients, they turn out to be a salty and savory sensation. So pull the pickle jar out of your refrigerator and prepare to experience a tangy treat.

We’ll start with a classic.

Pickleback (1 serving)

  • 1 oz. whiskey or bourbon
  • 1 oz. pickle juice

Pour the alcohol and pickle juice into 2 different shot glasses. First take the shot of whiskey or bourbon and then chase with the pickle juice.

Flaming Toad (1 serving)

  • 2/3 oz. 151 proof rum
  • 1/3 oz. pickle juice

Pour the rum into a shot glass and carefully light on fire. Using the pickle juice, extinguish the fire and shoot quickly. Enjoy.

Dill Pickle Martini (1 serving)

  • 2 oz. dry gin
  • 1/4 oz. dry vermouth
  • 1/2 oz. pickle juice
  • 1 slice of a dill pickle (for garnish)

Put ice in a mixing glass and add the gin, vermouth, and pickle juice. Stir for about 1 minute. Strain the liquid into a martini glass and garnish with a dill pickle slice.

The Pickled Surfer (1 serving)

  • 1 ½ oz. whiskey
  • 1/2 oz. pickle juice
  • Juice of 1/2 of a lime
  • Old bay seasoning for garnish (optional)
  • A few slices of a pickle (optional)

In a glass with ice, mix together the whiskey, pickle juice, and lime juice. Stir carefully. Garnish with a lime wedge and a pickle slice sprinkled with old bay seasoning. Drink up.

Already perfected a pickle juice cocktail of your own? Share your recipe with us!