Pickle Back

Pickle BackDrinks. Do you like them? Do you want to see more of them? I thought you might. So, even though I am not much of a drinker these days, I do like to enjoy an adult beverage every now and then. In honor of St. Patrick’s Day and Irish American Heritage Month, I thought I would offer up another Jameson whiskey inspired cocktail. 

Do you enjoy the salty, sour crunch of a pickle? I know I do. We love pickle canning season, but when we run out of those I enjoy a nice cold Claussen.  I was looking through Pinterest trying to see what recipes were out there to bake with Jameson and I kept seeing this recipe for Jameson Irish Whiskey and Pickle Juice.

No, I am not kidding! Go ahead and head over to Pinterest and look. I’ll wait. 😉

True story: When I was in grade school I met this awesome girl with the most amazing red hair. To this day we are still friends despite living over 1600 miles apart. The last time I saw her was in 2006 when I was living in OK and she was in Ark. My ex-husband and I drove to Arkansas to have dinner with her and her husband. While I was there I got a tattoo in honor of my grandfather who had passed away January 2006 after losing his battle with cancer. It says “Irish Angel” in Gaelic.

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So my friend Stephanie had a secret addiction when we were younger. She used to stick M&Ms up her nose laugh so hard milk would come out of her nose her nose in my refrigerator and if we had a jar of pickles she would pop the lid off and take a swig. It got to the point where if my family finished a jar of pickles we knew to save it because Steph would be over to drink it. It cracked me up. To this day, 25 + years later I can still see her standing in my kitchen drinking the jar of pickle juice.

So, if you are like my Stephie and you are someone who has a craving for pickle juice (my husband does too from time to time) then this drink might just be perfect for you.

Pickle Back

Pickle Back

Chrystal Mahan YUMeating.com
4.50 from 6 votes
Course Drinks
Cuisine Irish
Servings 1


  • 1 shot pickle juice
  • 1 shot of Jameson Irish Whiskey
  • pickles optional


  • Drink the juice, chase with Jameson.



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    1. I thought I saw that when I was walking down the aisle a few months ago. I remember making a remark to my husband about it. I guess, for all those pickle juice drinkers lol

  1. My son drinks pickle juice whenever he gets the chance. He’s not old enough to drink, but when he is, this is something he would probably do. Lol.

    1. My kids like to drink pickle juice as well! They would probably love this drink when they’re older!

  2. I have to say, I also love pickle juice! I’m glad to find out I’m not the only one LOL!

  3. I’m laughing about your friend drinking pickle juice because I did the exact same thing when I was growing up. I loved it! I haven’t had it in years, but thanks for the memories. 🙂

  4. Oh goodness! I don’t know about this one it sounds mighty different that’s for sure! I guess I would give anything a try once lol lol! I do love pickles!

  5. Those were some great memories!! I still love and drink pickle juice. I’m not much of a drinker these days but it would definitely try this!!

  6. I had a friend who used to drink pickle juice right from the jar. I’m sure she would throw these back like nothing.

  7. 5 stars
    What an interesting combination for an adult beverage you’ve presented. Irish whiskey and pickle juice – perhaps the green of the pickle to remind us of St Patrick’s Day? Good job!

  8. Oh my! I absolutely love pickles and pickle juice and fried pickles and yea… anything pickles! I bet I would love this despite me not being a big whiskey gal.

  9. I am Irish and I remember my grandfather always drank Pickle Juice. It was kinda funny because he was not Irish but my grandmother was. I’m not an average drinker but I don’t mind having a few when I am in that mood.

  10. I have heard of this mix. Not sure if I would like it but I would give it a try once. My husband is a whisky drinker so we always have some available. 😉

  11. OH MY WORD! This is so awesome lol, when I was younger my friend and I use to drink pickle juice and bacardi! True story. =)

  12. I use pickle juice after taking a shot of tequila. my husband loves whisky. I’ll have to tell him to try this one.

  13. I do love pickles (sour dills, mm hmm mm!). I have never heard of a drink like that, that’s great to share because it’s so unique. 🙂

  14. This sounds interesting drink indeed. I will have to try this at least once. I love the tattoo. Thanks for sharing.

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