Oh my.... first year growing cucumbers. I put in 7 plants. Nobody warned me. Cucumbers.... I’ve never seen so many cucumbers!!!!
When we have too much cucumber and tire of pickles, we juice them and use them for fun refreshing summer cocktails.
How do you juice yours? Do you have a juicer?
We use a juicer. You want to remove the skin first. Cucumbers are mortly water anyway so you could possibly just shred them and use a cheese cloth to press the juice out. Freezing might help. I recommend adding some lime juice when you juice them. The added acidity may help preserve the juice for a few days in the refrigerator. When refrigerated the pulp will settle and you can use just the clear juice if you want a clear cocktail. It really is a fantastic mixer. Use with gin, pimms, maybe tequila.
Here's my favorite. I started planting more cucumber so I can make this! No juicer required. Your choice for the liquor to add.
That looks rediculously good
It doesn't taste as good with other mints (spearmint is best), and it seems to require homegrown cucumbers for best taste. I can't wait to make this every summer.
No just started /learning canning 😃
Luckily we haven’t got sick of them yet. My kids can eat them like there is no tomorrow. XD
My hubs and I literally secretly put cucs on the neighbor’s porches in the two blocks surrounding our home. Just a thought!
I'm in a similar situation I just haven't sliced mine yet. Lol
If you have not already make a batch of fermented dills, you will thank yourself for trying them.
Watch out for mandolin slicers, I lost a sizable portion of a finger this season when doing cukes. Had to go to a general surgeon to have it cauterized as the bleeding wouldn't stop. Still hurts like the dickens!
I overplanted this year, and so far have almost 50 quarts of pickles!