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.
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.
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!
Pickle Shots with Vodka
- Dill Pickle Juice (brine)
- Vodka – Use your favorite kind. I prefer Smirnoff.
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.
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.
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!
- 5 Ounces Dill Pickle Juice (brine)
- 5 Ounces Vodka
- 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!
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 74Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 731mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 0gSugar: 5gProtein: 0g
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