So what does one do with 88 pounds of cucumbers (oh, and there are still more on the vine)? I've made pickles so many times that we could survive on them for the whole winter. Beyond that though, the options for preservation are limited. There is no way to preserve them fresh for use later, and you can't cook with them either. In desperation to deal with so many cukes before they went soft I turned to my favorite canning book Put 'em up by Sherri Brooks Vinton. Within I found a recipe for Agua Fresca which uses lots of cukes, and then can be used to make cucumber martinis. Let's just say I didn't need a lot of convincing to give this a try!
Admittedly the color is little freaky - but throw some vodka in, and I don't think anyone will care. Full report on taste to follow after the weekend!