Cucumber Mint Shrub Recipe

Feb 25, 2013 5:11 pm

A refreshing mixer for gin and sake drinks

Keep things light with this mixture of cucumber and mint, ideal for gin and sake cocktails.
Keep things light with this mixture of cucumber and mint, ideal for gin and sake cocktails.
 

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

Ingredients

1 cup (6 ounces) finely diced cucumbers
2 tablespoons honey
5 sprigs fresh mint
3/4 cup rice wine vinegar
Directions: 
  1. In a small mixing bowl, muddle cucumbers, honey and mint until the honey is well blended and the herbs are bruised.
  2. Add vinegar and transfer mixture to a sterilized glass jar.
  3. 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.
  4. Shrub will keep for up to one month, refrigerated.
Level of Difficulty: 
Easy
Prep Time: 
10 minutes
Cooking Time: 
2 days
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