Brine-y Booze Bites

When you think of cocktails that use pickle or other kinds of brines, chances are picklebacks may be the first to come to mind. We decided to get creative and try to figure out some other ways to use Bubbies in a cocktail. We had fun playing with flavors- so much fun, we decided to turn these cocktails into jello shots. Jello shots are an excellent way to make cocktails ahead of time for parties, and they’re also just fun to eat! You can also forgo the jello in these recipes and just make a straight cocktail if you prefer- either option is delicious!

Sauer Shots 

  • 2 oz Bubbies Naturally Fermented Sauerkraut brine
  • 3 oz grapefruit juice
  • 3 oz orange juice
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1 3-oz package of lime jello
  • 3/4 cup tequila
  • Pink Himalayan salt for sprinkling

Combine sauerkraut brine and juices in a small pot over medium-high heat; bring to a boil and add in jello. Remove from the heat, and mix well. Let the mixture cool down a bit before adding the tequila, and then pour into molds or jello shot containers (also called 2 0z portion cups).  Refrigerate for several hours, until the mixture has set. Garnish with some pink Himalayan salt and enjoy!

Bloody Mary Shots

  • 3 oz Bloody Mary mix
  • 1 oz Bubbies Naturally Fermented Dill Pickle brine
  • 1 tsp Bubbies prepared horseradish
  • 2 oz vodka
  • 1 package (1/4 oz) of unflavored gelatin
  • dash of pepper
  • Maldon salt for sprinkling

Combine Bloody Mary mix, pickle brine, and horseradish in a small pot over medium-high heat; bring to a boil and whisk in gelatin, making sure to break up all the clumps. Remove from the heat and let the mixture cool down a bit before adding the vodka, and then pour into molds or jello shot containers (also called 2 0z portion cups).  Refrigerate for several hours, until the mixture has set. Garnish with some Maldon salt and enjoy!