Best Uses for  Leftover Pickle Juice

From drinking it straight from the jar (yes, really!) to tenderizing meat marinades to revitalizing copper pots, this pickle by-product has a ton of fantastic uses.

Drink It!

It’s rumored that pickle brine can help relieve muscle cramps, so pour yourself a shot if you’re in need of a post-workout pick-me-up.

Pickle-y Potables

Perk up your cocktails with a little leftover pickle brine. Adding to a Bloody Mary is an obvious choice, but what about replacing the olive juice with pickle juice in that dirty martini?

Pickle Things!

So obvious right!? Add cucumber to leftover pickle brine to give them a quick pickle. Try pickling onions, garlic, peppers, beets, soft cheeses, even hard-boiled eggs.

Make Pickle Brine the Star

Pickle juice can indeed be the star! Ever heard of pickle soup? Or try this awesome Dill Pickle Vinaigrette. Hit the link below for the recipe.

Meat Marinade

The acidity in pickle juice makes it a great meat tenderizer and ready-made brine. Try using it as a brine for pork chops or to tenderize tougher cuts of steak, like skirt steak.

Flavor Assist

If that store-purchased barbecue sauce or salad dressing just isn’t lively enough, add some pickle juice to the mix, a little at a time, until it pops. Try adding it to soups and pasta salads too.

Cleaning Agent

Have a copper pan that's looking a little lackluster? Make it shine again with pickle juice! Apply pickle juice with a soft cloth and give it an all-over scrub.

There you have it, some of the best uses for leftover pickle juice!  Hit the link below for more tips!