Moonshine Pickles

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5 from 6 votes
Moonshine pickles are a tangy, crunch, boozy surprise that is the perfect accompaniment to any party. Great for game day, bachelor parties or to up your barbeque game.
Prep: 5 minutes
Resting Time: 2 hours
Total: 2 hours 5 minutes
Moonshine Pickles in a mason jar.

Moonshine pickles are a tangy, crunch, boozy surprise that is the perfect accompaniment to any party. Great for game day, bachelor parties or to up your barbeque game.

Moonshine Pickles in a mason jar.

These moonshine pickles are a surprising little package that packs a punch. If you are looking for something to up your party game these little beauties will definitely fit the bill. You can find Ole Smoky Moonshine Dill Pickles in stores, but these are super easy to make at home. These are just like Ole Smoky Moonshine Pickles

These are the perfect dill pickle for a dill pickle shot, bloody marys, and other ole smoky recipes for cocktails.

Moonshining is part of the history of east Tennessee and North Carolina part of the country. Moonshining was often a local family business during tough economic times, albeit illegal at the time. True moonshiners used the fertile soil of east Tennessee farms to produce their shine. At the time Tennessee state law made it illegal. Today, however, moonshine can be legally made and sold in stores. It’s made from clear corn liquor If you like Moonshine, find some more tasty ones here.


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What makes this recipe great? It takes only a few minutes to make and a few hours to rest and you are ready to go!

  • 5 Minutes:Grab a jar strain and fill.
  • Easy Ingredients: Only two!!
  • Adaptable: Can make so many things with these pickles or eat them alone!
  • Makes Great Hostess Gifts: A great party gift for your lucky hostess.
Moonshine Pickles in a jar from the top.

What You Need to Make Moonshine Pickles

Ingredients

Jar of pickles, moonshine and sriracha.

Equipment

How to Make Boozy Crunchy Pickles – Step by Step

Pickles opened then being drained.
  • Drain: First, drain the pickles and reserve the liquid and then add the drained pickles, moonshine and Sriracha into the empty pickle jar, next add reserved pickle juice to fill the jar.
  • Rest: Finally, give a good shake and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
Moonshine being added to pickles and then the hot sauce.

Common Questions About Moonshine Pickles

HOW DO I STORE MOONSHINE PICKLES?

Store in the fridge in their original jar for up to 6 months.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE CORNICHONS FOR GHERKINS ?

Of course, they are similar in size and flavor, just slightly less salty.

MADE AHEAD OF TIME?

Really, you can make up to weeks in advance and they will be fine.

HOW DO I SERVE THESE PICKLES?

These pickles really elevate anything. For example:
> Pair them with your favorite hamburger or brat.
> Place on a charcuterie board.
>Top off your bloody mary.

Pickles with hot sauce.

Expert Tips for Making Moonshine Pickles

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: Great recipe for a crowd. Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and split it jars.
  • Add Different Sauces: Truly these are fun to experiment with. There is no need to add any Sriracha Sauce or you can add red pepper flakes or any other sauce that you enjoy,
  • Variation tip: Feel free to add some fresh dill to the mix to add interest and up the flavor.
  • Alternate ingredient: No need to just use gherkins, use any type of dill pickle, slices, spears, etc. You can also make moonshine cherries and moonshine peaches.

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Moonshine Pickles in a mason jar.
5 from 6 votes

Moonshine Pickles

Yield: 30 pieces
Prep: 5 minutes
Resting Time: 2 hours
Total: 2 hours 5 minutes
Moonshine pickles are a tangy, crunch, boozy surprise that is the perfect accompaniment to any party. Great for game day, bachelor parties or to up your barbeque game.
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Equipment

Ingredients

  • 16 oz dill gherkin pickles, jar
  • 1 cup moonshine
  • 1/4 teaspoon Sriracha

Instructions

  • Drain the pickles and reserve the liquid.
  • Add the drained pickles, moonshine and Sriracha into the empty pickle jar.
  • Add reserved pickle juice to fill the jar.
  • Give a good shake and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

Expert Tips

 
  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: Great recipe for a crowd.  Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and split it jars.
  • Add Different Sauces: Truly these are fun to experiment with. There is no need to add any Sriracha Sauce or you can add red pepper flakes or any other sauce that you enjoy,
  • Variation tip: Feel free to add some fresh dill to the mix to add interest and up the flavor.
  • Alternate ingredient: No need to just use gherkins, use any type of dill pickle, slices, spears, etc.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 20kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 133mg | Potassium: 14mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 28IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg
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Course: Appetizers and Dips
Cuisine: American
Keyword: moonshine

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5 thoughts on “Moonshine Pickles”

  1. 5 stars
    What?! How have I never heard of Moonshine pickles before? This is such an awesome idea. I can see my family loving these, especially as a garnish in Caesar’s (that’s the Canadian version of a Bloody Mary).

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  2. 5 stars
    Thank you so much for sharing this amazing recipe! Will surely have this again! It’s really easy to make and it tasted so delicious! Highly recommended!

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