Bartender Reggie Cunningham of the Bushwick Country Club bar in Brooklyn is credited with naming and popularizing the Pickleback shot in May 2006 after a customer requested a drink of pickle brine. Reggie suggested a shot of whiskey first, followed by the shot of pickle brine.The unusual combination of whiskey and pickle juice has become a favorite at bars everywhere since.
No longer a politically correct term as the name, Irish Car Bomb, references a dark time in Ireland's history, this bomber style shot is still quite popular stateside, especially on St. Patrick's Day. As veterans will tell you, drink it quickly or you're left with a curdled class of beer, whiskey, and irish cream.
With flavors reminiscent of fresh baked banana bread, this Jameson infusion is great on the rocks, or as an unexpected addition to any classic whiskey cocktail. For this recipe we've decided to keep it simple, adding just a few ounces of fresh squeezed orange juice really kicks it up a notch.