Depending on your maturity level, you might be familiar with the pickleback: the shot of whiskey followed immediately by the shot of bracing pickle brine. Well, this is that, except with bracing lemon-ginger juice instead. It may make you forget you have a cold.
  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 5 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Yield: 1 drink
  • Nutrition Info
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1 ounce whiskey

3 ounces Lemon-Ginger Zapper, recipe follows

Lemon-Ginger Zapper:

6 large, juicy lemons, peel and pith removed

2 ounces fresh ginger (about a 2-inch piece)

1/2 cup coconut water or tap water

1 teaspoon agave syrup

1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  1. Fill one shot glass with the whiskey and serve with the Lemon-Ginger Zapper in a second shot glass as a chaser.

Lemon-Ginger Zapper:

  1. Juice the lemons, then the ginger, following your juicer's specific settings for each. Stir in the coconut water, agave syrup and cayenne. Serve the juice immediately over ice, if desired.
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