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Quick And Easy Pickle Shot Recipe

What do you get when you mix pickles and vodka? The Pickle Shot recipe.

This quick and easy alcoholic shot is perfect for parties because it only contains two ingredients.

You can make it for a large crowd in minutes.

There are also a ton of variations of this drink meaning you can enjoy it no matter what your alcohol of choice is. 

Get your party started with this delicious drink! Read on for all the details on how to make a delicious pickle shot. 

Pickle shot recipe

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Why you’ll love the Pickle Shot Recipe

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If you love the tangy taste of pickles, then this shot is a simple one to try and make your new favorite. 

The Pickle Shot Recipe is:

  • Tangy
  • Surprisingly refreshing
  • Can help to sober you up
  • Hydrating
  • Tasty

What is in a Pickle Shot?pickle shot recipe

The traditional pickle shot simply contains 1 part pickle juice to 1 part vodka. 

You can also use tequila instead of vodka if you prefer the taste. 

What exactly is Pickle Juice?

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Pickle juice is the liquid that you get in a jar of pickles.

It is the brine that is used to pickle cucumbers to make pickles. 

You may not know this but pickle juice is actually good for you.

Pickle juice is:

  • Can control blood sugar levels
  • Hydrates
  • Contains antioxidants
  • Good for gut health

Variation on the Pickle Shot – The Pickleback Shot Recipe

A Pickleback is a shot of whiskey that’s followed by a shot of pickle juice.

Most people drink pickle juice as the chaser but you can also take a bite of a pickle instead.

The Spicy Pickle Shot Recipe

Another alternative to the classic pickle shot recipe is the spicy version.

Sprinkle a slice of pickle with some hot sauce before licking it and downing a shot of vodka or tequila. 

Pickle Shot Recipe Instructions

how to make pickle shot

There is no shot easier than a pickle shot!

No special tools are needed nor special techniques. 

Step 1:Add the vodka/tequila/whiskey 

Fill your shot glass halfway

Step 2: Top with Pickle Juice

Fill the rest of your shot glass with a good quality pickle juice

Step 3: Garnish and Serve

Garnish with a pickle

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Yield: 1

Pickle Shot Recipe

Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 4 minutes

The original pickle shot recipe is easy to make and surprisingly tasty. If you love snacking on pickles then you will love the tangy taste of dill brine combined with alcohol.


  • .75 oz Vodka or Tequila
  • .75 oz Pickle Juice
  • 1 pickle for garnish


  1. Pour the vodka into your shot glass
  2. Top off the glass with pickle juice
  3. Garnish with a piece of pickle

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