What Can I Do With Leftover Pickle Juice?

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Here's a great question from Lauren, who asks:

NYC has a love of good, fresh pickles and I got some recently. The pickles are flavored with fresh garlic and there are some nice little pieces of fresh pepper and other spices in the pickle juice. So, I'm wondering, can you do anything with pickle juice within a dish of some kind? The only thought I've had was using when boiling rice but I'm not sure how the flavor would turn out.

Honestly, the only thing we've ever reused pickle brine in is this Pickletini:

Recipe: Pickletini

It's very good, but perhaps isn't quite what you're looking for. Readers, do you have any good uses for yummy leftover pickle brine?

Related: DIY Tip: How To Make Dill Pickles

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