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Dirty Martini Pickles

Course Appetizer, Drinks, pickle, preserve, Snack
Servings 1 quart

Ingredients

  • 2-3 cucumbers 1 pound
  • 8 castelvetrano olives or other green olives
  • 1/4 lemon zested 1-2 strips
  • 1/2 tsp black peppercorn
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1/2 cup gin

Instructions

  • Slice the cucumber and place in jars.
  • Smash olives and salt together until they form a paste.
  • Mix the olive paste with vinegar, water, gin, lemon zest. garlic, and peppercorns. Bring to a boil.
  • Pour picking liquid over the cucumbers. Cool until pickles are room temperature and refrigerate. Pickles will be ready to use in 3-5 days.