Amazing Homemade Pickle Juice Recipe

by Komal Narwani last updated -

Ever woke up in the middle of the night with a Charley horse and wished for an instant remedy? Or desperately searched for a magic potion for your PMS symptoms? Look no further as pickle juice is at your rescue! With loads of possible antioxidants, it is known to be the best cure for cramps, headaches, and dehydration. Why opt for sugar-filled energy drinks from the market when you can prepare healthy pickle juice at home?

Two jars filled with pickle juice

Pickle Juice Recipe

Bye-bye, cramps! Hello, pickle juice!
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Course: Condiment
Cuisine: German
Keyword: pickle juice
Appliance: Blender, Refrigerator, Hot plate
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 1 pint jars


Essential Ingredients

  • 1 cup water (filtered)
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar (or rice wine vinegar)
  • 2 tbsp kosher salt (or Himalayan pink salt)

Optional spice ingredients

  • 1 tsp dill
  • 1 tsp ginger (fresh, peeled and chopped)
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp black pepper (corns)
  • 1/2 piece jalapeno (seeded and chopped)
  • 1 whole garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp red pepper (flakes)


  • Take a large pot and add water, white vinegar, and salt in it.
  • Heat the pot and bring the mixture to a simmer.
  • Add any or all of the optional pickling spice ingredients in the pot and simmer for another few minutes until all the flavors blend in the mixture.
    Cucumber pickles, herbs and a couple of leaves on a table
  • Turn off the gas and let the mixture cool.
  • Now strain the mixture into a quint jar or a bottle using a fine mesh or a strainer.
  • Your pickle juice is ready to use.
    Two jars filled with pickle juice


The given list is just a list of all the commonly used pickling spices. Feel free to use any pickling spice as per your convenience and availability.
Homemade pickle juice can be stored in a refrigerator up to one month.
Gently shake the container before every use. It helps to redistribute the herbs and spices.
You may add the spices in loose form or into a tea ball (if you prefer a clear pickle juice).

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An alumnus of St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai, Komal is a quirky writer. She loves to add a touch of creativity to everything she does. She has a diverse background in teaching biology, working as an analyst, and freelancing as a content writer. There are only two ways she can express herself, first is words and second is dance.

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