The “How Ironic”

February 13, 2012

BBQ is as regional as it comes. Throughout America, arguments erupt over what is right and what is wrong: Sauce or no sauce. To rub or not to rub. Beef or Pork. It is all a matter of region.

So not so surprisingly, as Brooklyn has started to create some waves in the BBQ world, they had to claim stake in something. Luckily for us, it seems they have chosen bourbon and rye. I’m just thankful it wasn’t Tempeh…

But seriously, you can’t find a better American liquor list than at the more recent additions to the BBQ scene. It’s an amazing place to try varieties that you most likely won’t even find in your local liquor shop. So with that in mind, I came up with this soon to be hipster favorite combining all the glory of BBQ in one ice-cold glass. The pickle juice may sound a bit off-putting but you’ll be shocked at how refreshing it is. Feel free to substitute a little lime juice for some of the briney goodness, but don’t stray too far. It will surely lose some of that irony…

The “How Ironic”

2 oz bourbon

3 oz pbr

2 oz pickle juice

1 splash of ginger ale

In a tall glass with ice, mix all of the ingredients and garnish with a pickle spear and some Polaroid photography.


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