Pickle Juice Shots

These Pickle Juice Shots are perfect for all you dill pickle lovers! Made with vodka, ready in 5 minutes, tart, refreshing and so tasty! Great for parties or BBQ's!

Pickle Juice Shots in shot glasses with pickle slice garnish.

This post contains Amazon Affiliate links. Hot Eats and Cool Reads may receive a small commission for Amazon purchases made through these links at no cost to you. Thanks for your support!

Looking for more recipes, books, food and travel fun? Follow me!

FacebookPinterestInstagramTwitter, and Facebook Recipe Group!

Check out my kids recipes, crafts and activities at my other website, Sweet Hazel Honey!


Pickle Juice Shots in a glass with baby pickle on the side.

If you have an obsession with everything pickle like I do, then you'll want to try these Pickle Juice Shots. 

These shots are super simple with just two ingredients, pickle juice and vodka. They're tart, but super refreshing, especially on a hot summer day. You can add optional garnishes to jazz up your shots and make them different every time.

You can use juice from sweet, sour or spicy pickles, or even juice from other pickled vegetables.

It's a nice change from typical shots you see at parties and it's a great topic of conversation between the pickle lovers and non-pickle lovers.

Keep scrolling for tips, recipes using pickles and more! 

Thanks so much for supporting a small business and visiting our family owned blog 💕

Shopping list:

recipe ingredients displayed on a white background.

Scroll down to the printable recipe card for measurements and instructions!

Recipe tips:

  • Pickle juice is available by the jug, or you can use the juice from your jar of pickles. I recently saw it at Sam's Club, or Amazon.
  • Depending on the brand, type, and flavor of pickles, the juice and your shot will taste differently. Mix it up and go spicy, a little sweet, more sour, etc.
  • The Tajin seasoning is a perfect pair with pickles and helps tame the pickle juice in the shot. If you're using the Tajin seasoning, make sure to line the glass rims before pouring.
  • Make sure not to salt the rim, it’s way too salty when combined with the pickle juice.

shot being poured into a glass from a shaker.

More recipes using pickles you might like:

You can add or substitute with these ingredients:

  • add fresh dill as a garnish
  • use sweet, spicy or sour pickles instead of dill pickles
  • use pickled jalapeno juice instead of dill pickle

Pickle Juice Shots with Tajin seasoning on the rim.

Our favorite kitchen equipment and supplies used with this recipe:

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we did!

Pickle Juice Shots in glasses on a wooden background.
Yield 5 shots
Author Hot Eats and Cool Reads
Prep time
5 Min
Total time
5 Min

Pickle Juice Shots


  • 5 ounces dill pickle juice
  • 5 ounces vodka
  • Tajin seasoning, optional
  • extra pickle juice, optional
  • pickle slices, optional
  • baby dill pickles, optional


  1. Add the pickle juice and vodka to a shaker with ice.
  2. Shake until combined.
  3. If you would like to use the Tajin, dip the rims of the shot glasses in a bit of extra pickle juice and then dip it in the Tajin seasoning to coat the rims.
  4. Pour the juice and vodka mixture into the shot glasses and garnish with a pickle slice or baby pickle, if desired.

Hot Eats and Cool Reads is not responsible for the outcome of any recipe you try from this blog/website. You may not always have the same results due to variations in ingredients, humidity, altitude, cooking temperatures, typos, errors, omissions, or individual cooking abilities. 

You are solely responsible for ensuring that any nutritional information provided is accurate, complete, and useful. I am not a certified nutritionist and make no claims to the contrary. Each individual's dietary needs and restrictions are unique to the individual.

Pickle Juice Shots in a glass with a pickle slice garnish and a recipe title text overlay.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Recipes around this time in blog history....

One year ago:

Two years ago:

Three years ago:

Five years ago:

Six years ago:

Seven years ago:

Eight years ago:

Nine years ago:

Ten years ago:

Eleven years ago:

Looking for more recipes, books, food and travel fun? Follow me!

FacebookPinterestInstagramTwitter, and Facebook Recipe Group!