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Pickleback Cocktail

"Where are all the pickleback shot lovers at?"

Pickleback shots originated from The Bushwick Country Club bar in Williamsburg, Brooklyn in 2006. This cocktail is based off this popular shot, but end result tastes similar to a whiskey sour, but less sweet, more savory, and tangy. If you are not a fan of whiskey you can use vodka or tequila instead.

Recommended glassware: Highball glass

Pickleback Cocktail


  • 4 ounces whiskey or bourbon

  • 3 ounces pickle juice

  • 1 ½ ounces fresh lime juice

  • 1 ounce simple syrup

  • Garnish with pickle spear and fresh dill

  • Rim with The Big Dill Pickle Infused Salt


  1. Rim a glass by swirling a lime wedge around the top of your glass or bottle, then spin the rim in a bowl or plate of The Big Dill Pickle Infused Salt Rimmer.

  2. In a cocktail mixing glass, stir together whiskey, pickle juice brine, lime juice, and simple syrup.

  3. Pour into 2 cocktail glasses filled with ice. Garnish with a pickle spear and fresh dill.

  4. Serve it up and enjoy it!


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