Whether you love a juicy jumbo dill or bread-and-butter chips, pickles are nuggets of joy that taste great cold, warm, or deep fried. Pickle juice is fantastic, too. And if you've ever tried making Kool-Aid-infused gherkins, you know how they can taste great even when mixed with unexpected flavors. It's easy to understand why: most of that flavor comes from being soaked in brine. The pickles absorb the flavor of the liquid they're floating in.
So it makes perfect sense why the latest TikTok trend is none other than adult "pickles". You've heard of a pickleback, or a shot of whiskey chased with a shot of pickle juice, right? This is even better. This boozy treat combines fruit like pineapples (as initially shared by TikTok user @adaywithbee) in a pickle jar with the liquor of your choice so the pineapple can soak up all the delicious alcohol. The result? "Pickles" positively dripping in whiskey, rum, wine, whatever you have in mind.
And it only takes a few minutes to prepare! You then have some tasty "pickles" on your hands to give you that kick you're looking for when it's time to kick back with a cocktail. Of course, you can use pickles too -- it's really whatever you feel like! The key here is grabbing a pickle jar for the perfect infusion of flavor. Thinking it might be something you want to try? Here's what you need to know about this tasty snack.
How To Make Adult Pickles
- Large jar
- Pickles, pineapples, or other fruit of your choice
- Alcohol of your choice
The key to making adult pickles is having a jar of your choice that you can pour your "brine" into. That means grabbing a jar that you can fit whatever you'd like to infuse your liquor with, be it pickles, pineapples, cherries, or something else. So decide what you want to make first and go from there. Obviously, if your jar has brine in it already, you're going to want to drain that out.
Once you've drained the liquid from your pickle jar, you can get started. Alternatively, start with an empty jar that you can fill with what you'd like to snack on. Once this is done, choose which liquid you'd like to fill your jar with. The sky's the limit here. Whether you go with whiskey, rum, spiked Kool-Aid, your favorite hard lemonade, or vodka, go ahead and take the liquid portion and pour it into your jar.
Make sure to completely cover everything with your liquor. Then let it sit in the refrigerator overnight to make it the most pungent you can - or let it sit for a few hours. Then, when you've let your treats "simmer" long enough, as it were, you can dig right in. Open the jar up and have a tasty, boozy snack! You might not want to graze on whatever you've kept in your jar before work or when you're going out, but this could be the perfect end-of-summer treat you've been looking for to welcome the beginning of fall. Plus - if you like reusing pickle jars or making juicy, liquor-infused treats, this is one of the easiest ways to do it!