How to make pickle lemonade

Pickle lemonade is a unique and tangy beverage that combines the flavors of pickles and lemonade. It’s surprisingly refreshing and can be a fun and interesting drink to try. Here’s how to make pickle lemonade:


  • 2 large dill pickles
  • 1 cup pickle juice (from the pickle jar)
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 4-6 lemons)
  • 12 cup sugar (adjust to taste)
  • 4 cups water (divided)
  • Ice cubes
  • Lemon slices and pickle slices for garnish (optional)


  1. Prepare the Pickles:
    • Start by slicing the two large dill pickles into thin rounds. These pickle slices will be used as a garnish for your lemonade.
  2. Make the Pickle Lemonade Base:
    • In a blender, combine the pickle juice (from the pickle jar) and freshly squeezed lemon juice. Blend until well mixed.
  3. Sweeten the Lemonade:
    • Transfer the lemon-pickle juice mixture to a pitcher.
    • Add the sugar to the mixture and stir well until the sugar is completely dissolved. You can adjust the amount of sugar to your taste. If you prefer a sweeter lemonade, you can add more sugar.
  4. Add Water:
    • Pour 2 cups of cold water into the pitcher and stir to combine. Taste the mixture and adjust the sweetness or tartness by adding more water or sugar if needed.
  5. Chill the Lemonade:
    • Place the pitcher in the refrigerator and let the pickle lemonade chill for at least 30 minutes to an hour. Chilling allows the flavors to meld together.
  6. Serve:
    • When you’re ready to serve, fill glasses with ice cubes.
    • Pour the chilled pickle lemonade over the ice.
  7. Garnish:
    • Garnish each glass with a slice of pickle and a lemon slice, if desired.
  8. Enjoy:
    • Serve your homemade pickle lemonade and enjoy the unique blend of sweet, tart, and tangy flavors.

Pickle lemonade can be an acquired taste, so it’s a good idea to start with a small batch and adjust the flavors to your liking. Some people enjoy it as a refreshing and unusual beverage, while others may find it an acquired taste. It’s a fun drink to try, especially if you’re a fan of pickles and are open to experimenting with different flavors.

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