We’ve been into gin lately and looking for interesting things to do with it. When our CSA delivered some nice cucumbers we decided to try our hand at making cucumber gin.
For this infusion, I thinly sliced a medium-sized cucumber, using half for each of the one-pint mason jars you see pictured. Fill the jar with gin and shake well, shaking again two or three times per day while the cucumber is in the spirit.
It only takes a couple days to get a good flavor into your gin, and the color changes after only a few hours. Taste the gin daily after the first day in order to gauge the taste. Once you’ve reached the desired flavor, strain the gin and return to the jar, discarding the cucumber slices.