The Dill Pickle Martini is not too far of a th row from a regular martini! You have the “pickle effect” in the martini itself by incorporating some pickle juice into your vodka. Really simple and really tasty. If you love dill pickles or the regular martini (with the olive!) then you will love this drink!
Dill Pickle Martini

Yesterday, if there were as many sweets in most of your lives as there were in mine at the office, you might feel like a little puckering today!  The only thing I indulged in at work was a gorgeous heart shaped cookie from a local bakery.  There was a chocolate fountain set up at the office also but I avoided that area.  You could also use this as a way to get your sweetie to pucker up for you after sweetening him or her up. *wink*!

For this reason, today I am bringing to you what seems to be a bit of a controversial drink on my Facebook page.  There were some definite “no” reactions when I posted the photo, but I say, don’t knock it until you’ve tried it!  If you like dill pickles, you should like this martini.  My thoughts were, it can’t really be that bad as it’s not much different from the dirty martini!  I absolutely love this drink.  I might even have one tonight!

The Pucker Factor – Dill Pickle Martini
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Serves: 4 mini martini’s
  • Ice
  • 3 shot glasses vodka
  • 1 shot glass dill pickle juice
  • dill pickle slices (to garnish)
  1. Fill shaker with ice.  Pour vodka and pickle juice over ice and shake well.  Pour into glasses and garnish with pickle slices.  My measurements are to our tastes.

About the Author: Shelby Law Ruttan

Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.


  1. Kathleen February 16, 2013 at 5:45 pm - Reply

    LOVE these! I used to go to a bar that served pickle shots that were very similar to this. Potent, delicious, and dangerous! Especially with Absolut Peppar which gives it a spicy little kick.

  2. Jeane M. February 18, 2013 at 11:00 am - Reply

    I really need some drinks right now and this just sound great. Onto the kitchen I go. 🙂 Got my eye on your next posts.

  3. Linda Maxwell February 21, 2013 at 3:17 am - Reply

    Looks pretty strange to me, Shelby lol. I think I will have to try it though. 🙂

  4. Angie Barrett February 22, 2013 at 4:57 pm - Reply

    Sounds so weird, but that would possibly be really good haha. Must give it a try

  5. Peanut Butter Boy February 28, 2013 at 1:25 pm - Reply

    I love non-sweet drinks. Cucumber martinis are one of my favorites but I MUST try this one. Making it tonight!

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