Am I the only one who’s obsessed with pickles enough to drink it as a cocktail? I can’t be the only one. Though if I’m being honest with myself, I probably have as close of a pickle-addiction problem as one can get.
My obsession started when I was just a youngling, too. I remember going to grandma’s house in elementary school and looking forward to… fudge? Nope. Brownies? Nope. A refrigerator stocked full of delicious dill pickles.
Specifically Vlasic Kosher Dill pickles with spice level number 2 (I don’t think they put the spice level on the label any more, how boring). I remember my mother telling me she had to have a talk with my grandmother about exactly which kind I of pickle I preferred, so that she could stock the right kind for stays over at grandma’s.
And eat pickles I would. With reckless abandon. Weather it was a couple of pickles for a snack or a jar of pickles for a dinner, it didn’t matter to me. I’d be in green, pickle-y heaven regardless.
Now that I’m an adult (that’s what they tell me anyways), I’ve learned to take my love of pickles and incorporate it into one of my new favorite martinis: The Pickle Martini! Genius! Just grab a little vodka, some delicious pickle juice, and a cocktail shaker, and you’ll be enjoying a pickle juice martini in no time flat.
What type of pickle juice should you use for your martini? Well, I’ve found it comes down to personal preference. I myself enjoy a nice dill pickle juice in my martini, but you may find you prefer another. It’s a delicious experiment to hunt down your favorite.
Now that I’m done reminiscing about my pickle obsession, I think I’m going to go make one of these pickle martinis for myself.