These pickle shots are made with vodka and deliver a tasty shot that's sure to make your mouth pucker. They're similar to the pickleback shot, and have a delicious salty flavor perfect for savory drink lovers.
Are you looking for a unique and delicious way to enjoy your favorite vodka?
Then these shots are the perfect choice!
Pickle shots, also known as pickle juice shots, combine the tart and salty flavors of pickles with smooth vodka for an unforgettable drinking experience.
With just a few simple ingredients, you can whip up this tasty pickle shot recipe in no time at all.
Whether you’re hosting a party or just looking for something new to try out, these dill pickle shots are sure to impress.
These shots are super easy to make and only require a few ingredients.
Vodka: A good quality vodka always makes any drink better. We used Smirnoff for these shots.
Pickle Juice: Grab a jar of your favorite pickles and pour out the brine into a pourable container. I suggest making sure to strain any pickle seeds that may be lingering in the juice. We used dill pickle juice. It's quickly becoming one of my favorite vodka mixers.
There are also a few optional garnishes you can add for an even better pickle shot experience.
- Tajin Seasoning
- Pickle Chips
- Gherkin Pickles
See recipe card for quantities.
To start making this tasty vodka pickle drink, add your pickle juice and vodka to a cocktail shaker or measuring glass.
Combine well by stirring the vodka and pickle juice together or gently shaking.
Pour the pickle mixture into shot glasses and garnish. That's it!
It's a ridiculously easy drink that becomes surprisingly addictive.
Now, if you are serving these at a party or just want to up your drink game a bit, you can garnish your shot glasses with a bit of tajin and some pickles!
To do this, first dip the top of each shot glass into a shallow bowl filled with left over pickle brine.
Then dip it into a shallow bowl filled with tajin. Then carefully pour in your pickle vodka mixture.
Top each shot glass with a small gerkin pickle or a pickle spear.
Then you'll have an impressive shot to pass around that's sure to tickle all the pickle lovers out there.
While they do sell pickle brine, it's easier and more cost-effective to use pickle juice from the fridge.
Try adding a bit of variety to your pickle shots by trying out different brands and styles of pickle juice!
- Bread and butter pickles
- Sweet pickles
- Hot pickles
Depending on which pickle juice you use, it'll completely change the taste of your drinks.
These pickle shots combine pickle brine and vodka for a mouth puckering drink experience.
For the Drink
- 5 Ounces Dill Pickle Juice (brine)
- 5 Ounces Vodka
- Additional pickle brine
- Pickle slices, pickle chips or gerkin pickles
- Add pickle juice and vodka to a cocktail shaker or mixing glass and mix together.
- Fill a shallow bowl with extra pickle brine and dip the rim of each shot glass into the brine.
- Then dip the wet rim into a shallow bowl filled with tajin.
- Carefully pour your vodka pickle juice mixture into shot glasses, making sure not to remove the tajin around the edge.
- Garnish with a pickle slice or gherkin pickle.
Get creative with your drink mixture! Different pickle juices will result in different flavors of your pickle shot.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 112Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1097mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 0gSugar: 7gProtein: 0g