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Gin and Brine is a cool summer cocktail made with probiotic, dilly pickle brine, celery bitters and your choice of gin.  A fun twist on a dirty martini.

Pickle Juice Martini

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Gin and Brine  ( Pickle Juice Martini) is a cool summer cocktail made with fermented  pickle brine, celery bitters and your choice of gin.  Full of probiotics- it’s a fun twist on a dirty martini- savory and herbaceous.


Units Scale
  • 1 1/2 ounces gin
  • 13 ounces flavorful pickle brine- see notes
  • splash celery bitters
  • optional additions: splash vermouth, dill, a couple of slices of cucumber.



If using cucumber and dill, muddle these in a shaker. Add a handful of ice, gin, brine and bitters.

Shake and taste. Add more gin to taste.

Strain into a large martini glass with a large ice cube.


For a traditional Martini use 2 parts gin to 1 part brine. For added probiotics, add more brine to taste.

The fermented pickle brine is key to the flavor here. Remember that brine is from fermented pickles (not vinegar pickles). I used ours from this fermented pickle recipe or find in the refrigerator section of your grocery store.  I also like this brine from brand Grillos Pickles, available at Costco and Whole foods- it has dill in it. 😉



  • Serving Size: 1 cocktail
  • Calories: 159
  • Sugar: 1.1 g
  • Sodium: 219.2 mg
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 2.9 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg