The Dillinger

a pickled twist on a martini
4 oz Gin, Plymouth
1 oz Bianco Vermouth, Dolin
1 oz Salt Solution (pickle brine, see note)
Instructions
Combine ingredients in a glass or shaker with ice, stir until cold, strain into coupe or martini glass. Garnish with a sprig of dill, slice of pickle
Notes
Homemade pickle brine is the salt solution. My brine is vinegar, kosher salt, dill, chili flakes, garlic, black peppercorns. The salty/spicy of the brine is a nice foil for the sweetness of the vermouth and the juniper of the gin. Delicious!
History
I made some homemade pickles that are addicting, we are always trying to figure out ways to incorporate new ingredients to cocktails!
2013 Katie Meier
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2 Comments

Zachary Pearson's picture

Curated slightly - to fix the

Curated slightly - to fix the line break, I moved the description of the salt solution to the notes section. Do you have a recipe for the brine that you'd like to share?

Thanks for the assist, it is

Thanks for the assist, it is my first time posting here!

Brine is from a recipe on serious eats that I tweaked a little, and makes the most delicious pickles I've ever had!

http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2011/08/garlic-dill-pickles.html

recipe as I made it:
1 1/2 cups white vinegar, 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
1 1/2 cups filtered water
4 tablespoons kosher salt
8 garlic cloves, peeled
1/4 cup ish of fresh dill cut from stems
2 teaspoons black peppercorns
1 tablespoon red chili flakes

boil water, vinegar and salt until salt is dissolved. Pour over quartered cucumbers, garlic and other ingredients in a mason jar. Refrigerate for 1 week. Voila! Best pickles and brine ever.