Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St. Paddy's Day: Drink Your Pickle Back!

The Pickle Back, while being the current trendy drink of the moment, also appears to be the heavily promoted new official shot of St. Patrick's Day. And why not? The pickle brine chaser is traditionally (or, at least, lately) preceded by a shot of Jameson, the popular Irish whiskey that must just be tickled to death about this bizarre new practice.

The press has covered the once-secret bartender's ritual pretty well, with items appearing in Tasting Table, The Bachelor Guy, NY Barfly and Down by the Hipster. This week, it's in the New York Post and the New York Times, where the estimable Toby Cecchini examined the topic, discussing how Jameson came to co-op the trend and revealing that insiderey bartenders now call it "the Pisky Whickle." Me, I think "Pickle Back" works just fine. I'd feel silly asking for a Pisky Whickle.

(Above swell picture from the Times article.)

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