Mint Julep Cucumber Salad

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 3 hr 30 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Inactive: 3 hr 15 min
  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings
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1 cup white wine vinegar

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup honey

3 tablespoons bourbon

Kosher salt

4 Kirby cucumbers, thinly sliced into half moons

1 medium sweet onion, halved and thinly sliced

3 sprigs mint, leaves chopped


  1. Combine the vinegar, sugar, honey, bourbon and 1 teaspoon salt in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer, stirring to dissolve the sugar and salt. Set aside to cool.
  2. Combine the cucumbers and onion in a large bowl. Pour the vinegar mixture over the top and let marinate in the refrigerator until icy cold, 3 to 4 hours. When ready to serve, add the mint and toss to combine.
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