Perhaps you’ve heard, but sugar is one of the culprits that leads to your morning after, regret-filled headache. Thankfully, there’s an easy and delicious way to combat the effects of dehydration due to alcohol – pickle juice!
That’s right, this salty water is the key to retaining water and keeping you hydrated into the morning. It’s an easy to use cocktail ingredient most of us have at home anyway and makes for some truly unique and tasty beverages. Here are a few ways to work this lifesaver into your next happy hour – you can thank us later.
1. Shoot tequila
2. Shoot pickle brine
- 1 tablespoon kosher salt
- One 2-inch-wide strip grapefruit peel
- 1 tsp fish sauce
- 1 tsp water
- 1½ oz sake
- 1 oz gin
- ½ oz pickle juice
- ½ oz fresh grapefruit juice
- ¼ tsp matcha tea powder
- Place the salt on a small plate. Rub the grapefruit peel around the rim of a rocks glass. Rim the glass with salt.
- In a small spritz bottle, combine the fish sauce and water. Spritz the bottom of the rocks glass once with the fish sauce solution. Fill the glass with ice.
- In a cocktail shaker, combine the sake, gin, pickle juice, grapefruit juice and matcha powder. Fill the shaker with ice. Shake and pour into the prepared rocks glass and serve.
Spicy Dill Pickle Margarita
- 1 ½ oz Silver tequila
- 1 oz Spicy pickle juice
- ½ oz triple sec
- ½ oz lime juice
- ½ oz simple syrup
- salt (to rim the glass)
- Rim a margarita glass with salt. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice, shake vigorously, then strain into the rimmed glass.
- Alternatively, combine all ingredients with 1 cup of ice in a blender. Blend until smooth for a frozen margarita instead! Pour into the rimmed glass & enjoy.
Pickle Infused Vodka
- 3 parts Vodka (suggest 1 1/2 cups)
- 1 part Kosher dill spears pickle juice (suggest 1/2 cup)
- Preserved pickle spears and vegetables
- Add 3 parts vodka to 1 part kosher dill pickle juice to a measuring cup. Add one pickle spear and some of the reserved vegetables to a glass juice jar with a lid or a mason jar.
- Seal the jar with the lid and store in a cool, dark place or the refrigerator for about 3 days.
Pickle Juice Whiskey Sour
- 3 oz bourbon
- 1 oz dill pickle juice
- Juice of 1/2 lemon
- Old Bay seasoning, for rim
- Cornichons, for garnish
- Lemon Slices, for garnish
- Combine bourbon, pickle juice and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake until the outside of the cocktail shaker feels cold.
- Run a lemon slice around the rims of two cocktail glasses, then dip the rims in Old Bay.
- Pour the bourbon mixture into glasses and garnish each with a cornichon and lemon slice.