Don’t Judge Me Mondays: Pickle Martini
Is there a smell that always reminds you of summer? Strangely enough, for me that smell is dill pickles. I don’t know if it’s because it makes me think of potato salad or that dill pickles are especially great on a grilled burger. Whatever it is, that smell is so evocative of summer to me! In honor of that and August’s Flavor of the Month, preservation, my first recipe will use pickle juice, dill pickle specifically. I know it sounds nuts, but trust me, it works!
Let’s get to it!
Start by filling your shaker halfway with ice. Pour in the gin, dry vermouth, and pickle juice. I like to keep my dry vermouth in the fridge so my martinis are extra cold.
Shake it and strain it into a small martini glass.
Garnish with a slice of pickle or cornichon and enjoy! This may sound like a strange cocktail but if you like a dirty martini, you will definitely like this one. You can still taste the vermouth and gin, but that pickle juice makes it zesty.
- 1 1/2 ounces gin
- 1/2 ounce dry vermouth
- 1 ounce dill pickle juice
- pickle slice or Cornichon for garnish
- Fill shaker halfway with ice. Pour in gin, dry vermouth, and pickle juice.
- Shake it and strain it into a small martini glass.
- Garnish with a slice of pickle or Cornichon.