Pickle Infused Vodka? Are you kidding me?
Let me explain...
Allie and I have been drinking our Virgin Mary Cocktails (Bloody Mary without the alcohol) for years. This past May, she introduced me to a full octane Bloody Mary made with jalapeño vodka. She knew I didn't care for the taste with the alcohol, but suggested I try it for brunch on the day of Ashley's graduation ceremony. Being someone who hates crowds, I complied. The Jalapeño vodka had a great flavor. The spice imparted a kick that overpowered the vodka and yet worked alongside the alcohol. I was open to trying a full fledged Bloody Mary.
Fast forward to this past weekend. I saw a blurb online regarding pickle infused vodka made to use with Bloody Mary's. I had to try it. The recipe was easy enough to do: combine vodka with pickles and brine, then wait.
I used small whole dill pickles. I only infused it for 12 hours, but it definitely added a new layer to the Bloody Mary. We had a winner!
We tried it. And it was tasty with pickle juice. But, hands down, the Infused Pickled Vodka gave a more concentrated flavor. So, pickle juice or pickle vodka - either way is a win-win.