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.
- 1 1/2 ounces gin
- 1–3 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
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