pickle + back (“mild drink, chaser”). Coined 2006 by Reggie Cunningham of The Bushwick Country Club bar in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
pickleback (plural picklebacks)
- A shot of whiskey with a shot of pickle brine as the chaser.
- 2010, Toby Cecchini, “Got Your Pickleback”, The New York Times Style Magazine, 2010-03-16:
- Reggie poured me a pickleback, which he described as the house specialty: a shot of Old Crow bourbon and an accompanying shot of brine from a jar of McClure’s spicy dills.
- The shot of pickle brine itself as a chaser.
- 2010, New York, Volume 43, Issues ? (14–21), p. ??:
- There are drink deals to match, like the Recession Special, which nets you a PBR tall boy, a shot of whiskey. and a shot of spicy pickleback for a modest $6.
- ^ The True Origin of the Pickleback, Feb 23, 2011
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Toby Cecchini (2010-03-16), “Got Your Pickleback”, in The New York Times Style Magazine, retrieved 2012-03-16
- ^ “Reggie Cunningham, who’s now widely credited with the drink’s invention at the Bushwick Country Club,”