Drain the pickles, reserving the juice, and save the jar! Slice the pickles into 1/8-inch slices and put them back into the empty jar.
In a large bowl, combine the sugar, hot sauce and garlic. Add in the pickle juice and stir, then add the mixture back to the sliced pickles in the jar. Put the lid on and refrigerate for 5 days before serving, stirring a couple of times each day.
Adapted from "Trisha's Table: My Feel-Good Favorites for a Balanced Life" by Trisha Yearwood (c) Clarkson Potter 2015. Provided courtesy of Trisha Yearwood. All rights reserved.