What Is A Pickleback?

A Pickleback is a cocktail, sort of.  There is no mixing or measuring per say and it is not something you would sip at a cocktail party. A Pickleback in its most basic sense is a shot of whiskey drank and followed immediately by a shot of pickle juice. Though deceptively simple and crude, it is one of the hottest bar drinks sweeping the country.  Because of its simplicity only two questions regarding its preparation remain. What kind of whiskey and what kind of pickle juice. The whiskey answer is easier.  Most people agree that Jameson’s Irish Whisky is the [...]

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Is The Pickle Juice Hangover Cure For Real?

Pickle Juice is most often thought of as that liquid in the jar that pickles come in and then thought of no more.  Recently, pickle juice has surged in popularity as a sport drink to relieve cramps, as an accompaniment to some alcoholic beverages (called a pickleback) and now, as a soldier in the fight to cure hangovers. The question is:  Is there any merit to idea that pickle juice can help cure a hangover. The answer is no, it will not cure a hangover.  However, it has been shown by many a drinker to lessen the effects and duration [...]

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Recipe: Basic Pickle Juice Salad Dressing

Pickle juice has many benefits and uses.  Unfortunately most people pour it down the drain after the pickles it protected and flavored are consumed. Click here to read about more uses for pickle juice. One of the most basic and by the way, very tasty, things to do with leftover pickle juice is make a salad dressing. Below is our basic pickle juice salad dressing recipe.  Enjoy! 1/3 cup pickle juice (Using dill pickle juice is very tasty, but any will work depending on your tastes.) 2/3 cup mayonnaise 1 1/3  teaspoons dried dill  (cut to 1 teaspoon if you [...]

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Pickle Juice For Cramps: The Ultimate Sports Drink?

In 2008, a large number of athletic trainers around the country were interviewed and one quarter of them admitted to giving athletes with cramps pickle juice. The theory is that the sodium in the pickle juice replaces lost sodium during physical exertion and lessens dehydration, thus alleviating cramping.  This theory assumes that muscle cramping is due to dehydration and loss of sodium. A study from Brigham Young University published in The Journal of the American College of Sports Medicine has both proved and debunked the theory of pickle juice as a cramp relieving drink. The study was done of a [...]

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