Two of Al Capone's major imports were whiskey and balsamic vinegar, legend has it he asked his people make him a drink that included both. We went the extra step and included some garden fresh tomatoes. A sweet reminder of the home country.... This recipe was adapted from the Bufala Negra Cocktail.
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.