Dill Pickle Shot

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Get ready to pucker up with these Dill Pickle Shots! If you’re a pickle lover, this is the shot for you. Perfect for parties or a fun night in, these shots are tangy, savory, and oh-so-refreshing.

Suitable for gluten free, vegan, and vegetarian diets. Post includes Weight Watchers points.

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Can I tell you how ridiculously simple it is to make a Dill Pickle Shot?! If you’re into bold and tangy flavors, this shot is going to be on your list all Summer long.

All you need to whip up these dill pickle shots are two simple ingredients and a few minutes. I love topping them with mini gherkin pickles for an extra fun touch. These shots are just as exciting as Skittles shots or these kamikaze shots.

Shot being poured into a tall glass.

I love serving these at various gatherings: parties, barbecues, game nights, and more. They’re always a hit and make for a great conversation starter and add a whole lot of fun to your gatherings.

And while you’re planning, be sure to check out these cheeseball recipes and air fryer appetizers that go perfectly with this shot.

Recipe Highlights

  • Just two ingredients and a few optional garnishes make it super easy to make.
  • Tangy pickle juice combined with smooth vodka makes for a surprising shot.
  • It’ll sure be a hit at any gathering as well as a conversation starter.
Three glasses with pickle voda and garnishes.

Ingredient Notes

  • Dill Pickle Juice (brine) – Use the juice straight from a jar of dill pickles.
  • Vodka – Plain vodka works great; choose the brand you like.
  • Optional Garnishes – Pickle juice for rimming the glasses, Tajin seasoning for a spicy kick, and mini gherkin pickles to top it off.

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How To Make Dill Pickle Shots

Get complete ingredients list and instructions from the recipe card further below.

Tajin on rims of glasses.

Step 1. For an extra kick, dip the rims of your shot glasses into some dill pickle juice, then dip into Tajin seasoning.

The shot being poured into a glass.

Step 2. Add the pickle juice and vodka to a shaker and shake well. Pour the dill pickle vodka into the shot glasses, garnish with mini gherkin pickles, and serve.

Recipe Tips And Variations

  • For the best flavor, use a high-quality vodka. Cheap vodka can affect the taste.
  • You can easily adjust the amount of pickle juice and vodka to make the shots as strong or as mild as you like.
  • These shots are best served chilled. You can keep the ingredients in the fridge before mixing.
  • If you shake the mixture with ice, it might create bubbles and alter the appearance. Instead, keep everything cold beforehand.
  • For an extra fun touch, garnish with mini gherkin pickles. Make sure they are small enough to fit on the shot glasses you use.
  • For a spicy kick, you can rim the glasses with Tajin seasoning. Dip the rims first in pickle juice and then into the seasoning.
  • Friends, these tangy and savory drinks are incredibly fun, but please remember to enjoy them responsibly and be mindful of your consumption.
Shots with pickles on top and drink in the glass.

Storage

  • Make ahead – To make these shots ahead of time, mix the vodka and pickle juice together and refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Add the mini gherkin pickles and optional Tajin seasoning just before serving to keep them fresh and vibrant.

FAQs

What is a pickle shot made of?

A pickle shot is made of dill pickle juice (brine) and vodka. It’s a simple and tangy shot that’s perfect for pickle lovers.

Optionally, you can garnish it with mini gherkin pickles and rim the glass with Tajin seasoning for an extra kick.

What is in dill pickle juice?

Dill pickle juice has water, vinegar, salt, dill, garlic, and various spices such as mustard seeds, coriander seeds, and peppercorns.

Is it okay to drink straight pickle juice?

Yes, it is generally okay to drink straight pickle juice in moderation. It can offer benefits such as electrolyte replenishment and relief from muscle cramps.

However, because it is high in sodium, it’s best to consume it in moderation, especially if you have high blood pressure or are on a low-sodium diet. Always check with a healthcare professional if you have any concerns.

High ball glasses with mini pickles as garnish.

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Serving Suggestion

This Dill Pickle Shot is perfect for any pickle lover’s gathering, and you might want to include these Air Fryer Fried pickles too. Serve these tangy shots at birthday parties, summer barbecues, game nights, or any fun-filled event. They’re a hit at karaoke, grilling get-togethers, and more.

Weight Watchers Points

There are 3 Blue Plan SmartPoints in one serving.

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Dill Pickle Shot

This pickle shot is made of dill pickle juice and vodka. It's a simple and tangy shot perfect for pickle lovers.
Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 98kcal
Author: Bintu Hardy

Ingredients

  • 6 Ounces (177ml) Dill Pickle Juice brine
  • 6 Ounces (177ml) Vodka
  • Pickle Juice, Tajin Seasoning and Mini Gherkin Pickles Optional garnishes

Instructions

  • Dip the rims of your shot glasses into some dill pickle juice, then dip into Tajin seasoning.
  • Add the pickle juice and vodka to a shaker and shake well. Pour the dill pickle vodka into the shot glasses, garnish with mini gherkin pickles, and serve.
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Notes

  • For the best flavor, use a high-quality vodka. Cheap vodka can affect the taste.
  • You can easily adjust the amount of pickle juice and vodka to make the shots as strong or as mild as you like.
  • These shots are best served chilled. You can keep the ingredients in the fridge before mixing.
  • If you shake the mixture with ice, it might create bubbles and alter the appearance. Instead, keep everything cold beforehand.
  • For an extra fun touch, garnish with mini gherkin pickles. Make sure they are small enough to fit on the shot glasses you use.
  • You can rim the glasses with Tajin seasoning for a spicy kick. Dip the rims in pickle juice first, then into the seasoning.
  • Friends, these tangy and savory drinks are incredibly fun, but please remember to enjoy them responsibly and be mindful of your consumption.
  • Storage – To make these shots ahead of time, mix the vodka and pickle juice together and refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 3 days. 
  • There are 3 Blue Plan SmartPoints in one serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 98kcal | Sodium: 0.4mg | Potassium: 0.4mg | Iron: 0.01mg

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