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Don’t Pour Out That Pickle Juice!

Waste not, want not! This saying is true for many things, and dill pickle juice, believe it or not, is no exception. After the pickles are gone, resist the urge to dump the juice down the drain. There are many ways to put this salty brine to use: in the kitchen, as a home remedy, and when gardening.  See the list!

Unusual Uses For Pickle Juice

1. Natural Sports Drink. Swig right from the jar, or freeze pickle juice into popsicle molds. After a game or playing outdoors, young athletes can hydrate, and replace electrolytes.

2. Potato Salad Bonus.  A splash pickle juice in potato salad adds just the right amount of flavorful seasonings, and moisture.

3. Beverage Booster. Add pickle juice to a glass of tomato juice or a Bloody Mary cocktail. Or, freeze pickle juice in ice cube molds for these beverages.

4. Pickled Eggs. Use it to pickle and flavor hard-boiled eggs.

5. Hangover Cure. Dehydration is the major cause of hangovers. Drink pickle juice to hydrate, and restore electrolytes.

6. Relieve Leg Cramps. Ease post-workout muscle cramps, and restless leg syndrome. Take a swig of pickle juice to relieve the pain of Charley horses.

7. Steam Vegetables. Use pickle juice to steam or boil vegetables to add the perfect touch of dill and salt seasonings.

8. Flower Power! Use pickle juice in your flower beds to turn hydrangeas blue! Flowers such as hydrangea and rhododendron need acidic soil to thrive. And the best part, no toxic chemicals!

9. Boost Culinary Flavor. Add a splash of pickle juice when cooking corned beef and cabbage to add flavor.

10. Marinade & Salad Dressing Perk. Use pickle juice instead of vinegar when making salad dressing or a marinade. It helps tenderize meat, and is packed with flavor.

11. Cure for Hiccups. Take a swig, hiccups gone! More hiccup remedies here.

12. Heartburn Remedy. Sipping pickle is a tasty remedy to relieve heartburn.

13. Use It Again! After the pickles are gone, toss in some green beans or more cukes and pickle them!

Got a use for the juice? Let us know in the comments below!

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169 comments

1 Sandi Duncan { 01.27.20 at 10:52 am }

Hi Nan,
We don’t have a recipe for the juice, but for homemade pickles which then you will have juice. Here it is – https://www.farmersalmanac.com/make-your-own-pickles-25142

2 NAN OWEN { 01.27.20 at 8:02 am }

Would love a recipe for homemade pickle juice.

3 Sandi Duncan { 01.27.20 at 10:53 am }

This stuff is amazing! Thanks for sharing Sue!

4 SUE { 01.27.20 at 1:49 am }

When your little one loses a tooth and there’s a bit of blood, have them suck on a dill pickle. The salty brine stops the bleeding then they can eat the pickle! I kid you not!

5 Anne { 01.27.20 at 12:41 am }

I add it to sloppy joe sauce.

6 Sandi Duncan { 01.27.20 at 10:53 am }
7 Joan { 01.27.20 at 12:32 am }

Looking for a simple homemade refrigerator dill pickle recipe where you do not have to steam jars or can them?

8 John Williams { 01.26.20 at 10:28 pm }

After I eat all the pickles, I top the juice off with whiskey. Makes a great drink. I’m thinking about not waiting for all the pickles to be eaten now that I’m single.

9 Jodi { 01.26.20 at 9:35 pm }

We save pickle juice and use it as a chaser. Shot of Jamison, then chase with a shot of pickle juice. The mixture is known as Pickle Backs when ordered…It originated in Ohio.

10 Sandi Duncan { 01.27.20 at 10:54 am }

OOH smart! Great idea. Thanks for sharing.

11 Mary Lou { 01.26.20 at 9:07 pm }

I get my pickle juice from the deli at our local grocery store. They get pickles by the bucket full and are happy to give me a quart when I need it.

12 Lori { 01.26.20 at 1:06 pm }

I marinate chicken wings in pickle juice for dilly wings.

13 SENSEI Mike Feldman { 01.26.20 at 12:59 pm }

Professional fighters, boxers, Mma, etc. to toughen your skin and bleed less. All you need is a bucket, a snorkel, and several large jugs of pickle juice!! Poor enough juice in a bucket to submerge your face just the front not necessarily your whole head, put the snorkel in your mouth and soak your face as much as possible!…
The longer the better the more frequency the better!!..
Also good for traditional martial artist to soak their hands!..

14 Sandi Duncan { 01.27.20 at 10:55 am }

OOH good to know. Thanks for sharing!

15 DW { 01.26.20 at 11:46 am }

Cures seasickness. Tried the ginger the boat crew recommended but that did nothing. Asked if I could have the juice from the jar of pickle slices for the hamburgers…it worked in 10 minutes!

16 Sandi Duncan { 01.27.20 at 10:56 am }

Great idea. Do you ever crave sour? I do and pickles solve that craving too!

17 Wendy { 01.26.20 at 11:25 am }

If I am craving something sweet, I will eat a dill pickle or drink about a half glass of pickle juice. It gets rid of the craving.

18 Bill { 01.26.20 at 2:48 am }

Im going to try the removes grease. Never heard of that. Been drinking pickle juice for many years granma gave it to me and called it sour candy lol i miss my granma.

19 Cathy { 01.26.20 at 2:05 am }

Drink a swig of pickle juice for an upset stomach.

20 Diane Ferrell { 01.25.20 at 11:51 pm }

My dad used to save pickle juice for a shrimp boil. Maybe an onion. Empty out that mustard jar. It will make the best tasting shrimp u will ever eat. Also I save olive oil from green olives. It’s perfect for grilling fish. especially salmon. Takes away that fishy taste some fish have. Enjoy!

21 Missy { 01.25.20 at 10:50 pm }

Drink pickle juice to soothe a dry, scratchy sore throat.

22 Jen { 01.25.20 at 9:56 pm }

Instead of using relish for tartar sauce, I use chopped up dills and some of the juice. Best fish and chip tartar ever

23 Angela { 01.25.20 at 7:07 pm }

I drink pickle juice to relieve acid reflux

24 Marjorie { 01.25.20 at 6:58 pm }

I like pickle juice, instead of vinegar, over fish.

25 Peggy Frederick { 01.25.20 at 5:13 pm }

Instead of using lemon & salt when doing shots of Tequila, do the shot then chase it with a swig of pickle juice.

26 M. Charley G. { 01.25.20 at 3:07 pm }

My wife and I have used specifically DILL pickle juice for leg cramps and ankle cramps for three years. Just drink 1/4 cup and 15 minutes cramps are gone.

27 Deanna { 01.25.20 at 1:43 pm }

I make dill pickle soup, use leftover pickle juice plus chicken broth, along with chopped pickles, diced potatoes, diced carrots, onions and celery.

28 Mary { 01.25.20 at 1:29 pm }

Weedkiller !

29 Linda Longworth { 01.25.20 at 1:24 pm }

As a child I would get pin worms. My mother began having me drink pickle juice and I never had them again. Also my mom used pickle juice to make a poltace for warts….

30 Susie Thompson { 01.25.20 at 1:22 pm }

Love all these ideas. I don’t eat dill in fear of the salt that is in it. Neuropathy and salt triggers it I do love sweet pickles though Don’t know how I am going to remember all these tips…but tell ya they are all great!!! Thank you

31 Rhet { 01.25.20 at 12:22 pm }

1 cup ketchup
1 cup mayo
1/2 cup pickle juice
about a tablespoon of Tony Sash or your favorite spice

Alah. French fry dip..

32 Jennifer { 01.25.20 at 10:53 am }

Pickleback…great alcoholic beverage. Shot of Jameson Whiskey followed by a shot of pickle juice. Absolutely delicious.

33 Angela Turner { 01.25.20 at 10:05 am }

With a uti I drink a little and it flushed your kidneys out.

34 Mark Woy { 01.25.20 at 7:49 am }

Pickle Juice is also a great cleaner for grease. It will remove all grease from any service with no damage.

35 RETA SMITH { 01.25.20 at 7:29 am }

I used to heat the juice and add small whole onions and used them many ways once they were pickled! Also made pickled Zucchini that way! Yum!

36 Carole Russo { 01.25.20 at 1:40 am }

Add some to your beef gravy, gives it a very savory flavor.

37 Virginia Crawley { 01.24.20 at 11:02 pm }

I use pickle juice in Sweet and Sour sauce for chicken balls or other meat . Recipe is
1 c brown sugar
1 c ketchup
1 c pickle juice
2 c water mixed with 4 T of corn starch mix thoroughly and pour in above mixture when start to boil
a real treat ENJOY

38 Ro { 01.24.20 at 10:51 pm }

I throw slice jalapenos in my pickle juice perfect for Burgers or potato salad or anything else, even just as a snack when I need a kick!!

39 Frank Pavcek { 01.24.20 at 9:42 pm }

This stuff sounds amazing. I will be trying lots of these ideas. To-night I will take 3 tablespoons when going to bed to see if it will help me sleep better. Hey, you never know.

40 Holley Ruggels { 01.24.20 at 8:45 pm }

Freeze it and eat like popsicles.

41 Tammie kiser { 01.24.20 at 7:28 pm }

I like to slice apples and soak overnight in pickle juice has to be dill

42 Connie Maschera { 01.24.20 at 7:26 pm }

If you have gardenia bushes they love pickle juice. You’ll be rewarded with healthy bushes and lots of blooms.

43 Dwight { 01.24.20 at 5:36 pm }

Add raw cabbage to pickle juice to make sauerkraut. Just put in a dark place and leave for about six weeks. Make sure all the cabbage is covered by the brine.

44 Gina { 01.24.20 at 5:05 pm }

I use it when I make deviled eggs

45 Susie { 01.24.20 at 3:51 pm }

I use pickle juice to make coleslaw with.

46 Linda { 01.24.20 at 3:00 pm }

I use some pickle juice for my homemade dill pickle soup‼️

47 Tanya { 01.24.20 at 2:59 pm }

If you are cooking and get a burn, put your hand in the pickle jar or wrap your hand in a paper towel that has been drenched in pickle juice!! RELIEF!!!!!

48 Dick { 01.24.20 at 2:35 pm }

A shot of Jameson, then a shot of dill pickle juice, is called a pickle back.

49 Steve { 01.24.20 at 12:57 pm }

Put some, to taste, in any bar b que sauce to give it a KICK

50 James Gregory { 01.24.20 at 12:35 pm }

My mother had several jars of juice in the refrigerator. She would buy the big jars and throw out the pickles. She drank the juice because she said it relieved her leg cramps. I’ve got RLS so I’m going to try it.

51 Warnke { 01.24.20 at 12:10 pm }

I have not thrown it out for years. I have a cheeseburger child’s recipe from a Pampered Chef that calls for it. I drink it too.

52 Susan Higgins { 01.24.20 at 10:12 am }

Yes, that’s very popular! Thanks, Brenda!

53 Brenda { 01.24.20 at 9:48 am }

I drink a little (one or two tablespoons) of pickle juice for indigestion. Also have put hard boiled eggs in and let set a day or two. For Beet juice have put hard boiled eggs in and set a day or two as well, they will turn red.

54 Susan Higgins { 01.24.20 at 10:11 am }

Thank you for commenting Heather!

55 Heather { 01.24.20 at 9:47 am }

When you have a sore throat or are losing your voice due to a cold, gargle and then drink pickle juice. Helps heal your vocal cords.

56 Carol Price { 01.24.20 at 9:29 am }

I wait until I have enough of hte sweet pickle juice and place boiled eggs in it and store them in the fridge for awhile and have tasty pickled eggs

57 Susan Higgins { 01.24.20 at 10:11 am }

Interesting. Thanks for sharing, Toni!

58 Toni { 01.24.20 at 6:49 am }

It lowers your blood sugar. Helps when you’ve had too much sugar, etc. It breaks it down. At least it does for me. Anytime I splurge with afew too many cookies, or a slice of cake, I have a couple gulps of yummy pickle juice before bed, and in the morning my sugar averages 135 to 150 instead of 180 to 225.

59 Joann { 01.24.20 at 2:39 am }

I was taught to use pickle juice (sweet pickles) work best also diced up a few & add to my tuna fish.

60 Eleanor { 01.24.20 at 12:35 am }

I use pickle juice to kill off lawn mushrooms in the spring, spray directly on the mushrooms.

61 Susan Higgins { 01.24.20 at 10:12 am }

Lynne, that sounds fantastic!

62 Lynne { 01.23.20 at 11:39 pm }

I make thousand island dressing using Best Foods mayo, Heinz chili sauce, dried parsley flakes and thin it with sweet pickle juice. So much better than grocery store stuff.

63 Susan Higgins { 01.24.20 at 10:14 am }

Kathy, that’s excellent. My mother would do the same, and add a tiny slice of pickle to adorn the top of each egg as a decoration. Perfect!

64 Kathy { 01.23.20 at 9:17 pm }

I put a little sweet pickle juice in my egg mixture for deviled eggs…..adds a bit of zing to one of my favorite foods to take to potlucks.

65 Susan Higgins { 01.24.20 at 10:14 am }

Hey Marilyn, that’s one we haven’t heard! Thanks for sharing.

66 Marilyn { 01.23.20 at 8:23 pm }

My husband’s family use sweet pickle juice on French Toast.

67 Marilyn Holt { 01.23.20 at 8:21 pm }

My husband’s family use sweet pickle juice on French Toast.

68 Susan Higgins { 01.24.20 at 10:14 am }

Thanks, Don, we’re glad you enjoyed the story!

69 Don Miller { 01.23.20 at 7:10 pm }

Great ideas all. I have learned some very useful ideas for pickle juice. Thanks to all.

70 Susan Higgins { 01.24.20 at 10:15 am }

What a precious memory, Don! LOVE that~! Thanks for sharing!

71 Don { 01.23.20 at 6:14 pm }

My brother and I, when little boys, used pickle juice for “whiskey” substitute while playing Cowboys. The sour taste, when we sipped it, made us react just like the cowboys standing at the saloon bar! Kind of a half shudder and a gasp. I had no idea it was good for you then. However, I often sip Pepperoncini juice right out of the jar just because it tastes good. Hopefully that keeps the colds away, too.

72 Beverly { 01.23.20 at 4:35 pm }

Famous Dave’s Spicy Pickle juice used as a sip before shot of tequila then down the shot of pickle juice!!!

73 Robin { 01.23.20 at 4:20 pm }

My husband get horrible leg cramps…a few sips of pickle juice and a tablespoon of yellow mustard and they are gone.

74 Dorothy Berry { 01.23.20 at 1:45 pm }

I love hot and zesty dill pickle spears. I save the juice (what I don’t drink) and add regular dill spears or hamburger slices to the hot and zesty juice. Makes my own spicy dills when I can’t find them.

75 Colleen O { 01.23.20 at 1:31 pm }

I use one pack of Good Seasons Italian packets in the pickles for a great flavor. I will just freeze the juice from new jar and add the new pickles.

76 Cheryl { 01.23.20 at 12:48 pm }

I would only do all of these ideas with my homemade pickle juice or jarred ones that don’t put any additives in theirs. I always add pickle juice from green olives in my V8 or bloody mary and also in my potato salad. I drink the pickle juice from the dill and kosher pickles that I make. Yum

77 Krishna Johnson { 01.23.20 at 12:15 pm }

I read somewhere to put it down the toilet to help the septic system!

78 Susan Higgins { 01.23.20 at 2:39 pm }

Yes, Jennifer, we agree! That’s a really popular and delicious hint!

79 Jennifer { 01.23.20 at 2:14 am }

My Mom always added a bit of pickle juice to her potato salad, everyone always loved it

80 Daniel { 01.22.20 at 6:29 pm }

I’m surprised no one has ever caught on to how it sites a cold faster and better then meds. When sickC or especially if you feel it coming on, drink 3-4 swigs immediately before you go to sleep. Not during the day, not 2 hours before bed, but right before bed and preferably on a more empty stomach. It works. You can still do the other meds as well. Pickle juice at night helps speed up getting better. Works for me and has worked for others that I have told to try.

81 Susan Higgins { 01.23.20 at 2:36 pm }

Hi Joey, many of our readers make their own pickles, as well as are avid label-readers. There are many brands that don’t use preservatives, as salt and vinegar are natural preservatives.

82 Joey { 01.22.20 at 4:39 pm }

It amazes me that no one has addressed the carcinogenic ingredients that are in pickles and the juice. Sodium Benzoate: is a preservative which has been linked to cancer. Polysorbate 80: is used as an emulsifier in food items and is also a common ingredient in vaccines. According to the Polysorbate 80 Material Safety Data Sheet, it may be carcinogenic as well as mutagenic.

83 Tim { 01.22.20 at 9:18 am }

I use it to flavor pico degigo

84 Susan Higgins { 01.22.20 at 8:58 am }

What a great idea, Claudia! You’d probably have to use sweet pickle juice for that but it sounds fantastic!

85 Claudia { 01.21.20 at 11:19 pm }

like pickled beets? slice cooked beets into pickle juice refrigerate 24 hours enjoy

86 Ronda K Litteral { 01.20.20 at 11:25 pm }

Use it to bring glucose level down when too high

87 Dawn { 01.17.20 at 10:21 pm }

I use it to brine chicken wings before putting them on the grill. Seasons them nice and keeps them nice and juicy. Delicious.

88 Michelke { 01.17.20 at 11:00 am }

We steam our hamburgers in picked juice. Gives them favor an makes them super juicey

89 Casie { 01.15.20 at 10:40 pm }

At the restaurant I work at, we use every night to clean the grill. Works better than any of our cleaning agents. I also put it in creamed cucumbers.

90 Susan Higgins { 01.16.20 at 4:28 pm }

Sure, but you don’t usually get very much of it in a single jar.

91 Judy Sides { 01.15.20 at 2:22 pm }

Wouldn’t green olive juice substitute for the dill pickle juice?

92 Susan Higgins { 01.09.20 at 12:51 pm }

Hi Elaine Yancey, because of its high salt content, you want to be careful. Talk to your physician about it. If it’s an occasional swig, it may not be an issue.

93 Elaine Yancey { 01.08.20 at 10:08 pm }

How does a person’s blood pressure react to will pickle juice if you have high blood pressure?

94 Mike { 01.07.20 at 7:09 am }

I splash a little into deviled eggs, use it to moisten homemade potato salad/mac salads. My fiancé just drinks a little from time to time as a refresher.

95 Scott Petersen { 01.01.20 at 3:51 pm }

Use pickle juice in tunafish or chicken with miracle whip for sandwiches. Use it to make frysauce with miracle whip and ketchup.

96 Me { 12.27.19 at 10:29 pm }

Helps when I have a bad cough. Just drinking it from the jar.

97 E llen { 12.20.19 at 1:43 am }

I put Pickle juice or just plain vinegar mix with a little water put In microwave for a few mins cleans it up beautiful just take a sponge or a cloth & wipe it out looks like new. I use vinegar a lot to clean with

98 Jean Miller { 12.19.19 at 12:37 pm }

Love pickle juice, thank you for all the new suggestions. Thank you.

99 Angela { 12.19.19 at 9:04 am }

Nausea, I drink straight from the jar..

100 Karen { 12.19.19 at 12:20 am }

Pickle popsicles are the best thing ever unbelievable

101 Mark Mathias { 12.18.19 at 9:53 pm }

I once used dill pickle juice to de-calcify the aerator on my kitchen faucet. Worked great in place of CLR.

102 Gloriamungo { 12.18.19 at 7:03 pm }

I put crushed garlic and hot peppers in my pickle juice jar and drink some when I have a cold. 😀

103 Poppy { 12.17.19 at 1:12 pm }

Works the best for heartburn

104 Debra Farquhar { 12.17.19 at 11:50 am }

I use the dill pickle juice when I get a canker sore or scrape my gums it helps to heal it quickly.
I used to put salt directly on it and scream, but now and for a very long time whenever I have a canker sore I sip the pickle juice and slosh it around in my mouth. ITWORKS!!

105 Susan Higgins { 12.18.19 at 1:49 pm }

Excellent, Gregg!

106 Gregg Stevenson { 12.17.19 at 7:43 am }

I can say for sure pickle juice will stop cramps! I bowl a lot and sometimes more than I should. I keep the juice in the fridge at all times. Those leg cramps are something you don’t want. If you get a cramp just sip on the juice until gone.

107 Susan Higgins { 12.18.19 at 1:50 pm }

Thanks for the comment, Fernalea!

108 Fernalea { 12.17.19 at 1:05 am }

When my son was young he got tonsillitis a lot and craved dill pickles. We discovered a dill pickle juice cup to sip on helped relieve his throat pain and also It cures an upset stomach. I add a teaspoon to drained canned spinach to give it some tang. In the summer we hit the snow cone stand for dill pickle juice snow cones. prefer not the kosher dill pickle juice. It’s more tangy.

109 Susan Higgins { 12.18.19 at 1:50 pm }

Excellent, Lenore, thank you!

110 Lenore Hartwich { 12.17.19 at 12:15 am }

Pickle juice can be used to thaw ground ice in winter if you’re unable to find anymore de-icing salt at the stores.

111 Katalin Fera { 12.16.19 at 7:44 pm }

I use small cut up pickles and some of the pickle juice when I make tuna or salmon salad. My grandkids won’t eat it without the pickle flavour.

112 Susan Higgins { 12.18.19 at 1:51 pm }

Rudy, yes, great idea! It’s very similar to #13 on our list!

113 Rudy Pavlick { 12.16.19 at 7:21 pm }

I heat pickle juice in jar in the microwave about 1 minute. Cut carrot sticks about 3 inches long and place in heated juice. Put the lid on, let cool and place in fridge for a few hours. Ready for snacks. You can also use kohlrabi the same way..

114 Donn { 12.16.19 at 7:19 pm }

Helps treat and prevent mouth ulcers

115 Pam Wilson { 12.16.19 at 5:14 pm }

Bear I know you like to use this for a lot of thangs!!! Here is a list of some ways!!! Love you big guy!!!

116 Cheryl { 12.16.19 at 4:32 pm }

I take a boneless pork roast, and sear on all sides. Then I add a bag of sauerkraut and pickle juice and roast it as you would normally. There is never enough juices from the sauerkraut as to why I add the pickle juice. Very tasty over boiled or mashed potatoes.

117 Brenda { 12.16.19 at 1:20 pm }

My husband puts pickle juice on his hamburger bun when eating hamburgers.

118 Pat Moreland { 12.16.19 at 12:43 pm }

As a child my mom would put a couple of tablespoons of juice from sweet mixed pickles in our bowl of pork & beans. Yummy.

119 Gay Royer { 12.16.19 at 12:37 pm }

Dill pickle juice is good to rub on babies gums when they are teething, it numbs the gums

120 DIXIE { 12.16.19 at 8:37 am }

Pickle juice is wonderful for headaches or eat 2dill pickle.

121 Sandie Shafer { 12.16.19 at 7:24 am }

My husband is diabetic. When his sugar level is high, he drinks dill pickle juice to bring it diwn. When his sugar is low, he drinks sweet pickle juice to bring his sugar up.

122 Peg Morehouse { 09.18.19 at 11:23 pm }

Weight loss!!!!

123 Amanda { 09.15.19 at 8:57 pm }

Use pickle juice in making come slaw, with miracle whip and a little sugar.

124 Susan Higgins { 09.17.19 at 9:47 am }

Awesome, Joyce! Now there’s a pickle juice slushie on the market, better to make your own!

125 Joyce { 09.15.19 at 11:20 am }

My grands have a snow cone business….they make shaved ice snow cones with dill pickle juice, garnish with a slice of pickle . Really good on a hot Texas day.

126 Julie McDaniel { 09.15.19 at 6:51 am }

Use dill pickle juice for a Pickle Back shot! Whiskey with a pickle juice chaser!

127 J. Stockburger { 08.12.19 at 12:48 pm }

Use pickle juice n make slushies. Like Sonic! YUMMY

128 Pauletta Conley { 07.17.19 at 1:09 am }

Use sweet pickle juice in cole slaw.

129 Carol { 07.16.19 at 10:07 pm }

Or asparagus spears, green beans, cauliflower or broccoli in pickle too. Great in drinks or as additional lightly cooked sides.

130 Jimmy { 07.16.19 at 12:49 am }

Chaser for Jameson whiskey !

131 Vicki { 07.15.19 at 8:46 pm }

Works on colicky babies. Put a little on your pinky finger and let baby suckle it. It calms those tummy cramps,

132 Cathie Lancaster { 03.28.19 at 6:11 am }

Dill pickel juice is also good for an upset stomach.

133 Susan Higgins { 02.21.19 at 8:28 am }

Hi Chester, we recommend dill pickle juice, but any pickle brine would be effective.

134 Chester { 02.21.19 at 12:18 am }

Does this pertain to all pickle juice? Dill pickles, sweet pickles, pickles made with a brine and no vinegar, and so on?

135 SRMC { 02.20.19 at 7:16 pm }

I add a splash to tuna salad when I make it, along with adding dried or fresh Dill

136 Susan Higgins { 11.27.18 at 8:24 am }

Amanda – interesting! We’ll have to try that!

137 Amanda Witter { 11.15.18 at 8:30 am }

When I worked at Jack-In-The-Box in the 1970’s we threw the juice on the dirty hot grill to instantly get it clean.

138 Kim { 11.14.18 at 1:05 pm }

It is fabulous for headaches…

139 Lisa Westmoreland { 09.21.18 at 3:52 pm }

Pickle juice is great for sore, or raw throats. It works immediately. I used it when I had a cold or flu and it really helped to sooth and cut through mucus.

140 Susan Higgins { 08.10.18 at 8:59 am }

Hi Angela, no, we hadn’t heard of it before, but we did a search and came up with a recipe found here. Is it similar? https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/223387/candied-dill-pickles/

141 Angela Murrell { 08.08.18 at 1:08 am }

Have you ever heard of candied dill pickles? My grandma used to make them and my brother threw away all of her recipes before I could get them. Would love it if someone has a recipe they don’t mind sharing.

142 Susan Higgins { 05.10.18 at 12:55 pm }

Thank you, Rita, for sharing!

143 Rita Davey { 05.09.18 at 11:45 pm }

This is a recipe that my mother (R.I.P) always said would work and it did. This did not
apply to myself but others’. If you have a hangover from the night out, drink a half a glass of pickle juice, hangover gone! Also if your stomach is upset (soured) take a half
a glass or even a quarter (some people can’t take the taste) but it takes away that sour
stomach or sour taste. They say “Mother’s Know Best” I have to agree!! At least with my mother.

144 Eddie { 04.04.18 at 6:21 pm }

I have used Pickle Juice (or a pickle) to quench my appetite…In the middle of the day when you get a bit hungry I either eat a pickle or drink some of the juice and it curves my appetite…it works for me and it might work for you

145 Cindi { 04.04.18 at 8:39 am }

BEST cough medicine ever! I had alot of bronchial issues as a child and my mom was at her wits end to stop my coughing. We were at my grandmother’s house and she told Mom to have me drink dill pickle juice. It cut right through the coughs and helped as an expectorant too. Been using it ever since! LOVE old country remedies.

146 Troy White { 03.24.18 at 8:49 am }

Pickle juice and olive oil makes a good salad dressing.

147 Patricia { 03.21.18 at 2:04 pm }

Never, never throw out dill pickle juice. It’s loaded with seasonings and flavor. Toss it into soup, especially a ham sausage, cabbage type. Chances are you won’t have to add salt. Bon appetit.

148 Boop { 03.15.18 at 6:30 pm }

Left over slices of tomatoes in dill pickle juice will last almost forever. And no pickles, tomato slices taste like you have the pickle too!

149 Bodacious { 03.14.18 at 9:51 am }

Put several vegetables into leftover homemade dill pickle juice, such as carrots, summer squashes, carrots, peppers, cucumbers, scallions, etc., to prevent spoilage and create a delightful salad melange.

150 Bonnie Chism (Bodacious) { 03.14.18 at 9:49 am }

Put several vegetables into leftover homemade dill pickle juice, such as carrots, summer squashes, carrots, peppers, cucumbers, scallions, etc., to prevent spoilage and create a delightful salad melange.

151 Jacki { 02.22.18 at 3:15 pm }

Marinate Chicken before putting into Air Fryer

152 min { 02.21.18 at 7:53 pm }

Can help relieve feminine monthly cramping, more effective if imbibed 3 days prior to beginning of cramps, finish 1 – 2 days after feminine monthly ‘begins’. 2 – 4 ounces, 2 or 3 times a day, is usually more than sufficient.

153 cheryl { 11.19.17 at 12:59 am }

I use pickle juice at times to flavor my chili or spaghetti. I have even used it as a marinade for chicken or beef even pork.

154 Tracy { 11.14.17 at 2:37 pm }

I use it with dehydrated onions. It makes the perfect fast food-like burger or slider topping

155 Sandy Hutchens { 09.16.17 at 3:30 pm }

Pickle juice works great for cramps and Charlie horses.

156 Dianne { 09.16.17 at 3:11 pm }

Don’t do this with store bought pickles that are full of dye.

157 Dwayne { 09.16.17 at 11:06 am }

I put it in my stir fry if a splash of moisture is needed

158 donna { 07.22.17 at 10:16 pm }

i would say to slice new cucumbers before putting them in the pickle juice so that they will absorb it better. i use sweet relish and it’s juice in the yoke part of deviled eggs. i would think you could use any pickle juice for all these ideas.

159 Carol Turner { 07.19.17 at 9:47 am }

This summer I’ve become a Pickle-Sickle addict. Delicious, refreshing, and thrifty!!

160 Gussie V. { 07.19.17 at 8:48 am }

Marinate chicken and/or steaks in bread and butter pickle juice before throwing on the barbie.
Very tasty.

161 Jewel Harrell { 07.19.17 at 7:26 am }

I”ll be trying these ideas. I love info fro the Almanac. We always had an almanac when I was growing up and my Mammy whatever it said was JUSTT that way!!

162 Marilyn { 07.19.17 at 6:08 am }

Add fresh cucumbers to the pickle juice and let them set for 24 hours and they take on the flavor of the pickles.

163 Leann { 07.09.17 at 4:59 pm }

Minor Burns – Put dill pickle juice on minor burns to help ease the pain, (great for curling iron burns).
Sour Stomach – Drink a glass of dill pickle juice to help relieve a sour stomach.

164 Ginger { 07.09.17 at 12:43 am }

Great for constipation… drink a glass and you will be going soon

165 Moxxi { 07.08.17 at 5:36 pm }

If you have lost your voice, just take a drink of pickle juice. It helps with a sore throat too.

166 chester { 07.08.17 at 2:52 pm }

Is that dill pickles, or bread & butter?

167 Dottie stewart { 07.08.17 at 2:25 pm }

Does the pickle juice need to be refrigerated. Also I have a couple gallon jars of pickled eggs still sealed in jars never opened. How long after the expiration date are they still safe to eat

168 Susan Higgins { 07.11.17 at 1:16 pm }

Excellent ideas, everyone!

169 SunShine { 07.08.17 at 1:41 pm }

Thanks for sharing these pickle juice uses….let me add one…..I put diced onions in the brine and use to flavor toss salads; and potato salads; and add to collard greens (southern method)…..

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