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January 19, 2013 posted in Recipes

Moonshine Pickleback

Good moonshine doesn't need help from mixers, but we recently heard about a crazy drink made with pickle juice and hot sauce. Well, it's not normally made with hot sauce, but we couldn't resist adding some. It's called a pickleback, and it's pretty darn good.

pickleback moonshineIngredients:

1 part moonshine

1 part pickle juice

A couple drops of "O" face hot sauce. 

Last summer we went a little crazy with food preservation. Countless evenings and weekends were spent canning, pickling, and freezing. Our goal was to make enough grub to sustain us through the entire winter and we have an entire deep freezer full of food to prove it. We also have an abundance of canned pickles, roasted tomatoes, and jam...oh, and moonshine...we've got a bit of that too!

What better way to fully enjoy the fruits of our labor than by mixing up a drink made entirely from homemade ingredients. Moonshine and pickle juice doesn't seem like it'd be a great combination, but what the hell, we figured we'd give it a shot. As it turns out, the pickleback ain't too bad.

  • Pickle juice and shine is my favorite!!!

    Posted by redbeard on December 25, 2013
  • I live in canada honey is costly but maple sugar is cheap and it makes some good hotch make it the same as honey

    Posted by dan on November 03, 2013
  • ole smoky moonshine is crap. if you are buying moonshine from a store you dont understand the whole point of this site or the people interested in carrying on a tradition that would have died a long time ago.. i appreciate your recipe pages and the instructions on how to make true corn whiskey the way my grandpatents did in the mtns of georgia years ago..

    Posted by mattnooga on May 18, 2013
  • in your pickelback moonshine recipe what pickle juice do i use dill or sweet pickle juice sound like one i would like dont want to ruin it .

    Posted by bob on February 04, 2013
  • Ole Smoky Moonshine in stores now…

    Posted by James Worley on February 03, 2013
  • I can readly get all the ingredients except the shine! Any suggestions?

    Posted by Kevin Juul on January 20, 2013

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