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The Pickled Surfer

"The Pickled Surfer is a mellow cocktail based on a pickleback - a surprising combination of whiskey, pickle juice and lime that goes down easy."

This recipe was inspired by a restaurant called Ditch Plains - the restaurant is now closed, but the recipe lives on.

Recommended glassware: Highball glass

The Pickled Surfer


  • 5 fluid ounces (about 2/3 cup) blended Irish whiskey

  • 3 fluid ounces (6 tablespoons) bread and butter pickle juice

  • 1 1/2 fluid ounces (3 tablespoons) freshly squeezed lime juice

  • Garnish with bread and butter pickles and a lime wedge

  • 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. Stir the whiskey, pickle juice, and lime juice together in a pint glass

  3. Fill 2 6-ounce rimmed highball glasses with ice.

  4. Pour the cocktail into the prepared glasses.

  5. For each drink, stab a lime wedge and a few pickle slices on a cocktail toothpick.

  6. Serve it up and enjoy it!

Recipe from Good Food Stories


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