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Recipe for cucumber shrub

Makes about 1½ cups

½ large English cucumber, peeled, and coarsely chopped

¾ cup granulated sugar

2 teaspoons kosher salt

¾ cup rice wine vinegar

1. In a bowl with a spoon, mash the cucumber, sugar, and salt to pulverize it evenly. Cover and set aside in a cool, dark place for 1 hour.

2. Transfer the mixture to a blender. Add the vinegar and blend well. Strain through a fine sieve, cover, and refrigerate. Adapted from Russell House Tavern

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