The dirty pickle martini or pickletini is the best martini out there! If you love pickles and martinis then you will love this pickle juice martini recipe. I am not a martini person and I absolutely love this drink.
This martini is extremely easy and you can make a pickle martini with gin or with vodka. This dirty pickle martini is with vodka but if you like gin then that is just as easy to make the switch to a gin pickle martini.
I also love to make this a spicy pickle martini so you get a little kick at the end. Below you will find an option to make your pickle martini spicy or you can just leave it how it is and it is still perfect!
While no one really drinks martinis for brunch… but if you needed a hangover pick-me-up this is a great drink for it. The pickle juice salts will help your dehydration and the vodka will surely make you forget all about your headache!
This truly is the best hair of the dog martini and definitely is worth trying! The best hangover drink though is still our perfect secret Bloody Mary recipe with a Canadian twist.
What pickle juice do you use for pickle martinis?
Really try to use high quality pickle juice when you make these if you want a fresher and better tasting martini. The best pickles are normally the ones found in the cold section as they are much more fresh and less preservatives etc than those that can be kept on warm shelves.
My all-time favorite pickles, outside of my grandmas, are Grillo’s pickles! Grillo’s pickles are absolutely amazing and you have to try them. Other good pickles for this recipe are McClure’s pickles and the cold Claussen pickles.
Of course at the end of the day you can use whatever pickle juice you have in your fridge and it will still be amazing. We also love pickles so just use your favorite or whatever you have in the fridge!
What do you garnish a pickle martini with?
A pickle spear of course! If you are making a spicy pickle martini then you can use the spicy pickles from Grillo’s or McClure’s. You can also use the pickled vegetables from the Mrs. Klein’s so hot mix which are incredible too.
How Do You Make a pickle Martini Spicy?
Spicy pickle martinis are even better than the regular ones! They are also equally as easy to make, you just use the juice from the spicy versions of Grillo’s or McClure’s pickles.
Per above Mrs. Klein’s So Hot vegetable mix are a great garnish as well or you can mess around and try the martini with their juice! Can’t go wrong.
Do you use dill pickles or sweet pickles for pickle martinis?
If you use sweet pickles for anything then please exit this site, jk… but seriously. Always use dill pickles, always… always.
What are sweet pickles best for?
Best Pickle Martini Recipe
- 3 oz vodka can use pickle vodka
- 1/2 oz dry vermouth if you don't have this it isn't the end of the world
- 1 oz pickle juice
- Pickle slice garnish pickled okra or pickled peppers also work
Spicy Optional Additions
- 1 oz sub spicy pickle juice Grillo's spicy or McClure's spicy pickle juice
- Garnish with a spicy pickle slice or Mrs. Klein's So Hot vegetable mix
- Add all ingredients to shaker with a handful of ice.
- Shake and strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a pickle.