Have you ever wondered How To Make YUCCA in a Pickle Jar?
Sometimes, when you get together with your friends for a birthday weekend in a hotel that you’ve rented out, weird things happen. Like sometimes, your friends introduce you to a brand new crazy drink…and teach you How To Make YUCCA in a Pickle Jar!
Has everyone ever shown you how to make YUCCA Vodka Drink in a pickle jar?
How To Make YUCCA Vodka Drink in a Pickle Jar
Yes, that is me, and yes, I am drinking out of a pickle jar.
A very large pickle jar. That we bought at Costco.
But as you can see, there aren’t any pickles in that jar….it’s full of something way better than kosher dills, my friends.
It’s full of…
Well, there is also lemons, limes, sugar and ice, but mostly vodka.
I recommend using the best Vodka you can afford to buy, because it really does make all of the difference – not just in the taste of your YUCCA Vodka drink, but in how you feel the next day as well!
I personally prefer Belvedere vodka, but it tends to be very, very pricey – Belvedere is probably the most expensive vodka brand that I have bought, both for at home consumption and in bars.
Of course, you can also use Titos or Ketel One and shouldn’t get TOO hungover the next day – as long as you drink it in moderation.
What is YUCCA Vodka Drink in a pickle jar?
Yucca is a fun drink that my friends introduced me to in 2009 and we’ve repeated it on subsequent occasions.
It is fun, easy and cheap to make, and it makes for a great pass-it-around community cocktail.
Oh yeah, if you have herpes, or are afraid of catching herpes from your friends? Don’t do this.
Or, still do it, but pour yourself a small glass and separate it.
But honestly, passing the pickle jar around is half the fun.
How to make Yucca Vodka Drink in a Pickle Jar
Ingredients needed to make YUCCA in a Pickle Jar:
- 10 sliced lemons
- 10 sliced limes
- 3 lb white granulated sugar
- 1/2 gal vodka – I prefer Chopin or Belvedere, but make due with whatever you have
- 8 lbs ice
- One ginormous pickle jar, emptied and cleaned with soap and water
Directions for making YUCCA in a Pickle Jar
Slice your lemons and limes, making sure to catch all of the juice and emptying it into the pickle jar along with your slices.
Add your sugar on top of the citrus, then pour the vodka on top of that. Next, add ice until the jar is completely filled to the brim, and then put the top back on.
Wrap it in a towel…
And then shake that baby!
Then wait. We like to roll the jar around…
Then shake it some more. After about an hour, it should be nice and ready.
We just pass it around among ourselves like hobos, but you can be dignified about it and pour some into a glass with extra ice.
Something about the pickle juice helps the citrus, sugar and vodka mix – there’s science behind it – something to do with the vinegar from the pickle juice that seeped into the glass – but don’t ask me how it works.
I just know it’s good.
Have you ever made YUCCA vodka drink in a Pickle Jar?
Leave me a comment telling me if you have, or if you make this delicious but crazy drink in a different manner!