Cucumber Mint Shrub Recipe
Feb 25, 2013 5:11 pm
A refreshing mixer for gin and sake drinks
Chop the cucumbers fine or use the shredding blade on a mandolin—this will extract maximum flavors and mellow the kick of the vinegar. A great addition to gin or sake drinks.
Servings: 1 cup
1 cup (6 ounces) finely diced cucumbers
2 tablespoons honey
5 sprigs fresh mint
3/4 cup rice wine vinegar
- In a small mixing bowl, muddle cucumbers, honey and mint until the honey is well blended and the herbs are bruised.
- Add vinegar and transfer mixture to a sterilized glass jar.
- Allow mixture to rest in the refrigerator for two days, then strain through a fine mesh sieve or muslin cloth. Discard leftover cucumbers and mint.
- Shrub will keep for up to one month, refrigerated.
Level of Difficulty:
Food Republic Newsletter
Remember the 3 A's: aphrodisiac, absinthe, America
A hypnotizing vegetarian tart packed with flavor
Popcorn sprinkled with lime and spicy cayenne
Hot toddies for coughs are the best kind of logical
When will Havana Club be sold in American stores?
Irish capital is awash in Guinness and fiddle tunes
Breweries use modern packaging to simply make noise