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5 from 3 votes

The Best Refrigerator Pickles

These Refrigerator Pickles have tang, bite, and the perfect touch of heat and are fridge ready in 5!
Prep Time5 mins
Chill Time2 d
Total Time2 d 5 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack, Veggie
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 8kcal


  • 8-10 cocktail cucumbers can sub with 3-4 pickling cucumbers
  • 5-6 garlic cloves peeled
  • 2-3 dill sprigs
  • 1 cup white distilled or apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon whole peppercorns
  • ½ teaspoon chili flakes optional


  • Add water, vinegar, salt, sugar, peppercorns, and chili flakes to a small saucepan. Heat over low, stirring occassionally until salt and sugar are dissolved; set aside to cool.
  • Slice cucumbers lengthwise and add to a 32 oz jar along with garlic and dill sprigs. Add brine. Brine should reach and cover with tight fitting lid.
  • Refrigerate for 36-48 hours before enjoying.


Note: we love our pickles to have BITE. If you prefer a milder brine, use a ratio of 1 ½ cups water to ½ cup vinegar


Calories: 8kcal