Ever since I can remember, I’ve loved pickles. On my burger, alongside my plate of grilled cheese, heck even just straight out of the jar. I can’t get enough! When the pickle jar turned up with a lone pickle, there was only one plausible culprit in the house: me. I buy pickles at Eastern Market almost every weekend (the hot ‘n spicy ones are my jam) and they typically only last through Tuesday. What can I say, the heart wants what the heart wants.
So imagine my surprise and downright giddiness over learning about the Christmas pickle ornament! Here’s the 411 so you’ll be in the know, too: you hide a pickle ornament in your Christmas tree and whoever finds the pickle will have a year of good fortune. Though with all the pickles I’ve eaten, I should be the luckiest girl in the world!
I wanted to create a cocktail to celebrate the fortune-bringing Christmas pickle and after a brainstorm I landed on a dirty pickle martini. Initially, I thought of bourbon (Picklebacks, anyone?) but bourbon had the spotlight last week. Look out, it’s GIN-ny from the block this Thursday!!
P.S. I’m not big on gin but after this cocktail, I’m a true blue Bombay believer!
Ingredients (Serves one)
Gin, 4 ounces
Dill Pickle Juice, 1 ounce
Fill your Tervis cocktail shaker halfway up with ice. Add the gin, pickle juice and vermouth. Stir (unless you’re James Bond) + strain into a martini glass.
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