Author Notes: The first time I took a pickleback shot, the brine came from a Costco-sized jar of generic brine and the whiskey was one step up from a plastic bottle. You could make this classier by using artisanal pickles and small-batch whiskey. Or you could not. —Marian Bull
ounce pickle juice
- Pour whiskey into a shot glass.
- Pour pickle juice into a shot glass.
- Take a shot of whiskey. Chase with pickle juice. Repeat as necessary.
Photo by James Ransom