We love pickles in my family, and I'm always puzzled when someone tells me they don't like them. It's the best part of any sandwich! But I digress...

Lately I've been hearing about all the amazing uses for leftover pickle juice, and they sounded so incredible that I wanted to share. Composed of water, salt, vinegar, calcium chloride, and other seasonings and spices, it's a delicious bath for the humble cucumber. But when you're done with those spears or slices of goodness, don't throw away the juice just yet. Foodhacks.com and delish.com have a ton of info on the uses of leftover juice, so enjoy!


  • Relieves muscle cramping
  • Take a pickle back shot - yes, you put alcohol into a hollowed out pickle. Yummy!
  • It keeps you hydrated longer -  the potassium and sodium means you get hydrated faster, as well
  • Cheaper than a sports drink
  • Cleans copper pots
  • Soothes sunburn
  • It's rich in vitamins and anti oxidants - containing vitamin E and C, which helps boost your immune system
  • Helps you lose weight - consuming vinegar, the main ingredient in pickle juice, every day promotes weight loss
  • Keeps your blood sugar regulated - drink a small amount every day for this healthy benefit
  • Gets rid of weeds - the salt and vinegar will kill those bad boys
  • Tenderizes meat
  • Use as a post workout recovery - one shot ought to do the trick
  • Hangover remedy - replaces electrolytes and sodium