This unique alcohol shot is made with tangy pickle juice, vodka, and chili powder.
Pickle-lover’s have to try these TikTok viral shots! They’re made with dill pickle juice and vodka and they have a Tajin rim for a delicious spicy kick.
The tangy, salty juice and the spice from the chili powder work together to mask the flavor of the alcohol, creating a surprisingly smooth shot!
- Pickle Juice – Use strained pickle brine from a jar of pickles or keep these pickle juicers handy.
- Vodka – Use traditional vodka or experiment with different flavors like lime, or something with a kick such as Smirnoff Spicy Tamarind.
- Tajin – Tajin or another chili powder adds a nice spice. You can dip it in chamoy first too, kind of like the Mexican candy shot.
- Garnish – Use whole baby pickles or cut them into slices for the garnish.
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- For best results, use a cocktail shaker with ice to incorporate the ingredients. This helps them mix better instead of stirring.
- Chill the pickle juice and vodka ahead of time for the smoothest shot.
- Add hot sauce to make a spicy pickle shot. This Serrano dill pickle hot sauce is a great choice.
- Use Jameson or other Irish whiskey to make a pickleback shot. (Though this shot is usually served with the ingredients in succession, shaking them together is even better!)
- Shake with Tequila and lime juice instead of vodka for a tasty Mexican twist.
1.5 oz Pickle Juice
1.5 oz Vodka
2 Tbsp Tajin
Add pickle juice and vodka to a cocktail shaker with a few cubes of ice. Shake 15-20 seconds.
Dip two shot glasses in water or chamoy, then in Tajin.
Strain the shots into the two glasses. Garnish with a baby pickle.