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Armenian Cucumber Infused Vodka

Armenian Cucumber Infused Vodka

Servings 1500 ml
Author Brandon Matzek


  • 1 Armenian cucumber, cut into ribbons*
  • 1.5 liters good quality vodka**


  1. Place Armenian cucumber ribbons into a large, airtight jar.  Fill the jar with vodka to cover the ribbons (about 1.5 liters).  Seal jar and let steep for 5 days.***
  2. After 5 days, strain the vodka into a clean jar or bottle.  Discard Armenian cucumber ribbons.

Recipe Notes

* If you can't find an Armenian cucumber at your local grocery store or farmer's market, you can simply use a regular cucumber for a similar flavor.   Just make sure you peel the skin off of your cucumber if it has a wax coating.

** The amount of vodka you use will really depend on the size of your cucumber.  The Armenian cucumber that I had purchased was pretty large, so I needed a lot of vodka.  This is not an exact science, so feel free to eyeball the quantity.  Just make sure your cucumber ribbons are submerged in the vodka.

*** You can shake the jar every couple of days if you would like, but it isn't necessary.  Try not let the mixture steep for longer than 7 days for it will start taking on a bitter flavor.  I started tasting the vodka on day 4 to check the flavor.