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The PICKLE MARTINI for National Pickle Day


November 14th is
NATIONAL PICKLE DAY

Just wait a minute, I can hear you saying "Euww" but don't be too quick to judge. Pickle brine is a spiced vinegar solution, vermouth is an aromatized, fortified wine with added botanicals. They are culinary relatives. Not so far fetched now, is it?

This is like a dirty martini that replaces olive brine with pickle brine. If you like dill pickles and martinis, you'll like this cocktail. For my version's below I did one replacing the vermouth with pickle juice (brine) and one with both.

My preference with the dill pickle is for gin, but vodka is good as well.

PICKLE MARTINI

INGREDIENTS
2 Oz. Gin (or Vodka)
1/2 Oz. Dill Pickle Juice
Ice

Garnish: Salt and Dill Weed Rim, Mini Dill Pickle, Pickled Mushroom, Green Olive

Tools: Two Small Plates, Cocktail Shaker

Glass: Two Small Plates, Cocktail (Martini)

DIRECTIONS
In one plate, mix two tablespoons of kosher salt with 1 teaspoon of dill weed. Add 2 tablespoons of pickle juice to the other plate.
Get your classroom in the pickle juice and then into the salt mixture, then chill glass in the freezer.
Fill your cocktail shaker with ice pour in the gin and the pickle juice then shake until chilled.
Straight into your chilled glass, garnish and serve.



DIRTY PICKLE MARTINI

Add 1/4 Oz. Of Dry Vermouth to the ingredients then follow the instructions for the Pickle Martini.

HAPPY NATIONAL PICKLE DAY

PLEASE DRINK RESPONSIBLY
Updated November 14, 2016


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