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Japanese Pickleback

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 5 min
  • Active: 5 min
  • Yield: 1 serving
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1 1/2 ounces Japanese whiskey, such as Suntory Yamazaki

1/4 ounce aged or naturally fermented soy sauce

1 ounce pickle brine, such as McClure's

Pickle wedge, for garnish


  1. Pour the whisky and soy sauce into a liquor glass, pour a side shot of pickle brine and serve with a pickle wedge. Sip or shoot the whisky, then immediately after swallowing, sip or shoot the pickle brine and then take a bite of the pickle wedge.