Tired of the same old boring cocktails? Try a shot of this, pickle juice and whiskey. The Pickle Back is a two-fisted trend that started in chic New York bars and is quickly making its way out to the West Coast.
The thought of switching out a whiskey and coke for a whiskey and pickle juice may be a little odd, but the results will shock you.
This strange duo is no fight going down, it turns out that pickle juice is one heck of a chaser. The salty, vinegar taste of the juice does a surprisingly good job of killing the burn from the shot of whiskey.
Typically, the shot calls for Jameson Irish whiskey, but any whiskey of your choice will work. The pickle brine can be collected from any store bought pickle jar or made at home.
Although the Pickle Back is starting to pop up on more and more bar menus across Southern California, it’s still a rarity. So if you find yourself at a bar that isn’t serving up this paired shot, just ask for it. Chances are they’ll have pickle juice on hand, but don’t be surprised if the bartender gives you a strange look.
Disclaimer: You must be at least 21 years old to enjoy this beverage. Do not drink and drive and please drink responsibly.
1 shot of whiskey
1 shot of pickle juice
Pour whiskey and pickle juice into separate chilled shot glasses. Take the whiskey shot first and then follow it with the pickle juice. To spice things up a substitute jalapeño juice for pickle juice.