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Playing How to Make John Cusimano's Pickled Me Up Cocktail (a Michelada Made With Pickle Juice)

"Basically, this is a michelada, which is a typical Mexican cocktail," says John. "It's sort of like a bloody Mary with beer, but I'm going to add pickle juice to this and I'm calling it a pickle me up!" (Cue Rach laughing.) He made it to go with her Texas Shepherd's Pie. She describes the colorful drink as bright, salty and not too spicy. In John's words, "It's pickle-icious!" Round out the meal with Michael Schlow's Bananas Foster


  • Celery salt, for rim
  • Lime wedge, for rim and garnish
  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1 ½ ounces tomato juice
  • ½ ounce pickle brine
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce
  • 5 to 6 ounces Mexican beer
  • Pickle spear, for garnish


Serves: 1


Rim a pint glass with celery salt by rubbing a lime wedge around the rim and dipping the wet rim into celery salt. Add the lime juice, tomato juice, pickle brine and hot sauce to the pint glass and fill with ice. Top with the beer, stir gently, and garnish with lime wedge and pickle spear. 

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