Five Refreshing Recipes

The weather is getting warmer as Summer is just around the corner. Soon the need for refreshing drinks will be upon us! Luckily, Bubbie has you covered with these delicious concoctions.

Bubbies Pickled Bloody Mary

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A tried and true recipe, the Bloody Mary was actually invented 100 years ago in 1920! Bubbie put her own twist on the classic recipe by adding 2 tablespoons of her Spicy Horseradish, and 2 tablespoons of her Spicy Kosher Dill Pickle brine. This pickled Bloody Mary is perfect at any time of day! We love how the tasty pickles pair with the tomato. This recipe serves about 3 drinks. 

Ingredients

  • 28 ounces good-quality tomato juice or Clamato juice
  • 8 ounces vodka
  • 2 tablespoons Bubbies Spicy Horseradish
  • 2 tablespoons Bubbies Spicy Kosher Dill Pickle brine
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1-2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1-2 teaspoons hot sauce
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • Tender celery stalks and pickle spears for garnish

Directions

In a pitcher, whisk together all ingredients. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary.

Pour into four 10-12 ounce glasses filled with ice, garnish and serve.

Dirty Spicy Martini

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Many theories about the origins of the Martini are disputed, but since the invention of James Bond, it has only grown in popularity. While Bubbie has never been on any secret missions, she does keep a stack of secret recipes; one of which is her perfect Dirty Spicy Martini. While most Spicy martinis are made with spicy olives, Bubbie’s secret is to use her Kosher Spicy Dill Pickle Brine. Whether you enjoy your martinis shaken or stirred, this recipe is certain to pick up any gathering! 

Ingredients

  • 3 ounces vodka
  • 1 1/2 ounces Bubbies Spicy Kosher Dill Pickle brine
  • 1 1/2 ounces vermouth
  • Bubbies Spicy Dill Pickle curl and olive for garnish

Directions

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, vodka, pickle brine, and vermouth. Shake well.

Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a pickle curl and olive.

Dill Gin and Tonic

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The gin and tonic was originally invented in India by British soldiers in the 1700s. It’s refreshing properties made it an instant hit that has stood the test of time. Bubbie added her mark to the famous drink by adding her Kosher Dill Pickle brine to the mix. It’s so refreshing! 

Ingredients

  • 3 ounces (2 shots) gin (1 shot = 1.5 ounces)
  • 1.5 ounces Bubbies Kosher Dill Pickle brine
  • 1.5 ounces tonic
  • 2 sprigs fresh dill
  • Garnish: Bubbies Dill Pickle cut into a spear or other fun shape

Directions

Place fresh dill in the shaker and muddle gently. Add all liquid ingredients and ice. Shake.

Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a dill pickle spear and a sprig of fresh dill.

Pickled Whiskey Sour

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Did you know that August 25th is National Whiskey Sour Day? It makes sense given what a refreshing summer drink it is. Pair it with Bubbies Bread and Butter Pickle brine, and you have a hit on your hands! If whiskey is more on your palette than gin or tequila, then this is the perfect concoction for you!

Ingredients

  • 3 ounces (2 shots) whiskey (1 shot = 1.5 ounces)
  • Scant 1 ounce simple syrup
  • 3/4 ounce Bubbies Bread and Butter Pickle brine
  • Meyer lemon wedge for garnish

Directions

Place all liquid ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice and shake.

Press lemon wedge around inside of a cocktail glass.

Strain liquid into glass and garnish with lemon wedge.

Pickle Brine Margarita

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This is another refreshing beverage with a long disputed past. Bubbie replaced the traditional margarita mix with her own Bread and Butter Pickle brine to create a whole new recipe! This sweet pickle brine is all the sugar you need to pair with the tartness of the limes and tequila! 

Ingredients

  • 2 Shots of tequila
  • 4 Shots of Bubbies Bread and Butter Chips brine
  • 2 Shots of lime juice
  • 1 Cup of ice
  • Salt (to rim the glass)

Directions

Mix tequila, lime juice, and pickle brine together in a blender with 1 cup of ice.

Salt the rim of the margarita glasses and garnish with a lime, or a bread and butter chip!

Be sure to share your delicious concoctions with Bubbie on Instagram by tagging @bubbiespickles. 

Remember to drink responsibly and in moderation.