Just like many treats, either you love pickle juice, or you don't. But even if you hate it, you might still love pickle juice in an occasional cocktail.
I'm not really a pickle fan, but I snack on them whenever I need something salty and crunchy in my mouth.
Though my taste for pickles starts and ends with random cravings, I know there're some people out there who can't get enough of these tangy little treats.
Let's admit it; sometimes, you might even desire to take a little swig straight from the pickle jar when no one is looking. But drinking pickle juice from the giant jar isn't ideal, and seeing debris floating around can be off-putting.
For Those Who Can't Help to Sneak a Sip from the Pickle Jar, Here's Some Good News
Thankfully, Gordy's Pickle Jar, a pickle company based out of Washington D.C., has introduced a new, game-changing drink called Fine Brine.
What's Fine Brine? It's pickle juice in a classy can.
You Can Drink Pickle Juice Straight from a 12 Oz Can
Gone are the days when you used to stand in front of your fridges with a jar of pickles clutched in your hands, and worrying that someone might see you sipping pickle juice.
Now you can chill on the beach or sit poolside and crack open a refreshing can of the good stuff, which has a tasty, slightly spicy flavor.
Fine Brine beverages are technically meant for cocktails, just like martinis or perhaps even a spicy pickled Bloody Mary. But no one can stop you from drinking it straight up from the can.
You can also include it in recipes for homemade salad dressing, mix a dash of it with sour cream for a delicious sandwich spread, or even use it as a meat tenderizer.
Fine Brine Gives Regular Pickle Juice a Classy Upgrade
The Washington D.C. based company describes Fine Brine on their website as:
"Perfect balance of salty, tangy, and sweet — this bright ingredient is a great addition to your next cocktail. Best served cold."
Company founder, Sarah Gordon, also told Tasting Table:
"It's a very natural extension of our existing product line, as we have always encouraged our customers to repurpose their leftover brine and to start thinking of pickle juice as an ingredient in its own right."
"It's literally a burst of acid and flavor all in one that brightens cocktails and dishes in a very subtle, balanced way. It rounds out cocktails and cooking recipes similar to how a pinch of salt does."
How Can You Get Your Hands on These Sweet Drinks?
You can buy a four-pack of Fine Brine on Gordy's Pickle Jar Website for $16.
A can of pickle juice won't be precisely the same experience as drinking out of the jar. Each can has a serious punch and comes with a bit of spice to balance out the sour.
Think of Fine Brine as a kind of sweet and zesty pickle juice, and It'll definitely beat drinking straight from the jar.