Pickle Shots with Vodka

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Looking for a fun and unique way to enjoy your vodka shots? Try Pickle Shots with Vodka! This savory and tangy twist on the classic shot is perfect for pickle lovers and those who want to try something new. Made with vodka and pickle juice, these shots are easy to make and sure to impress your friends.

shot glasses filled with pickle shots with vodka

I have to admit, when my husband first brought up pickle shots, I was like “Yuck!” but this is one of those “don’t knock it until you try it” sort of recipes.

Honestly, if you love pickles, you are going to love these. They are actually really good.

These shots are a little tart, a little salty, and have a big kick from the vodka. They are easy, quick, and effective.

pickle shots in shot glasses on white table

Whether you’re hosting a party or just want to spice up your night in, Pickle Shots with Vodka are a must-try.

Oh and the added benefit? The pickle juice can help curb the chances of you getting a hangover! Plus, pickle juice in general, is great for muscle cramps and can help replenish hydration! So, there’s those added benefits too!

Want more shot recipes? Check out our Mermaid Jello Shots, Orange Creamsicle Jello Shots, and our Mountain Dew Baja Blast Jello Shots.

pickle shot with vodka on table

Pickle Shots with Vodka

Optional Garnishes:

pickle shots with vodka ingredients on white table

Frequently Asked Questions

How far in advance can I make these?
Since these are so simple to make, I recommend making them the day of you plan on serving them for ultimate freshness and taste.

What alcohol can I use instead of Vodka?
You can certainly use tequila in place of the vodka!

Things to Note:

  • I just use the pickle juice from my pickle jars, especially because I always have plenty of pickles and half empty jars in the fridge. I did link pickle brine in the recipe card and above in case you want to use that.
  • Depending on the brand, type, and flavor of pickles you buy, the juice will taste differently, causing your shot to have that flavor base as well. So, mix it up and go spicy, maybe a little sweet, etc.
  • The tajin seasoning is the perfect addition as far as cutting up the strong pickle flavor a bit. It’s a popular combo right now, and for good reason. It’s delicious!
  • Whatever you do, don’t salt the rim, it’s WAY too salty when combined with the pickle brine.
  • Be sure to put the tajin on the rims before adding the liquid to them, if you plan on using it.
pickle shots with vodka and mini pickle on top

How to Make Pickle Shots with Vodka

Add the pickle juice and vodka to a shaker, small cup, measuring glass, or whatever you have on hand.

pickle shot being poured into shot glass

Stir or gently shake.

If you would like to use the tajin garnish, dip the rims of the shot glasses in a bit of extra pickle juice and then dip it in the tajin seasoning to coat the rims.

Pour the juice and vodka mixture into the shot glasses and garnish with a pickle chip or gherkin, if desired.

Serve and Enjoy!

pickle shot with vodka on white table

Pickle Shots with Vodka

5 from 1 vote
Brittanie
Looking for a fun and unique way to enjoy your vodka shots? Try Pickle Shots with Vodka! This savory and tangy twist on the classic shot is perfect for pickle lovers and those who want to try something new. Made with vodka and pickle juice, these shots are easy to make and sure to impress your friends.
Prep Time 2 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes
Servings 5 -8 Shots (10 ounces)

Ingredients
  

  • 5 Ounces Dill Pickle Juice brine
  • 5 Ounces Vodka

Instructions
 

  • Add the pickle juice and vodka to a shaker, small cup, measuring glass, or whatever you have on hand.
  • Stir or gently shake.
  • If you would like to use the tajin garnish, dip the rims of the shot glasses in a bit of extra pickle juice and then dip it in the tajin seasoning to coat the rims.
  • Pour the juice and vodka mixture into the shot glasses and garnish with a pickle chip or gherkin, if desired.
  • Serve and Enjoy!

NUTRITION

Serving: 1 | Calories: 74kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Sodium: 731mg | Sugar: 5g

Nutrition information is a rough estimate only; actual values will vary based on the exact ingredients used and amount of recipe prepared.

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
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5 from 1 vote

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  1. Dave Brooks says:

    5 stars
    5 stars love it I had a friend who would always want me to do straight shots of vodka with her.never again after she tried this!

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