By • August 14, 2013 • 8 Comments

Author Notes: The first time I took a pickleback shot, the brine came from a Costco-sized jar of generic brine and the whiskey was one step up from a plastic bottle. You could make this classier by using artisanal pickles and small-batch whiskey. Or you could not.Marian Bull

Serves one

  • 1 ounce whiskey
  • 1 ounce pickle juice
  1. Pour whiskey into a shot glass.
  2. Pour pickle juice into a shot glass.
  3. Take a shot of whiskey. Chase with pickle juice. Repeat as necessary.
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6 months ago Barbara Robertson

Tried this tonight with my homemade pickles and like them better with vodka-I also reuse my pickle juice per Food52 and add red onion, red/yellow pepper strips and Romaine "stalks"-so good. However, I had made pickled cherries last summer and I liked that very much with the bourbon-but I will buy more pickles to try it again!


about 1 month ago Alexandra K

Mommy pickled cherries & bourbon... MUST try that!


about 1 month ago Alexandra K

*mmmm... Oh autocorrect


6 months ago Kevin French

Sooooo good (if you love pickles, which I do)!


7 months ago Barbara Robertson

"Repeat as necessary"!


about 1 year ago Sarah Martin

I've never heard of this but am looking forward to giving it a "shot" ;)


about 1 year ago Rhett

Bourbon with a Homemade Caraway Pickle juice chaser. Delicious, and I don't usually like bourbon!


about 1 year ago Casey Terry

Tequila works well too 8)