It seems pickle juice is all the rave in New York. I have a feeling it will be a short-lived fad, so enjoy it while it lasts.
The Pickleback is simply a shot of whiskey, followed by a half-shot of pickle brine. It’s the only chaser that needs its own chaser, so a can of PBR is in order to reward yourself for keeping the first two down. This was introduced to me at the Randolph near/in NYC’s Chinatown as “The Randolph Handshake.”
Pickle brine, is actually a great source of hydration, chocked full of electrolytes, so it could, in theory (and for legal reasons I write this only for entertainment purposes, plus I’ve never had a hangover so how the hell should I know?) help prevent the pain of a morning after a long night.
The Randolph Handshake
- 1 shot Jameson Irish Whiskey
- 1/2 shot pickle brine
- 1 can Pabst Blue Ribbon
Consume quickly and in the order prescribed above.