Pickle: Kinda Sorta Sours Unverified!

If there were a picnic battle, fall in behind General Brown. Alton serves up "Kinda Sorta Sours" which sound like something pulled from a cooler reverentially at certain BBQs.


  • 1/2 onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 medium cucumbers, thinly sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves, smashed
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup cider vineager
  • 1/2 cup champagne vinegar (or other light vinnegar?)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 Tbl + 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/4 tsp tumeric
  • 1 tsp celery seeds
  • 1 tsp pickling spice


In a clean spring-top jar combine onion, cucumbers and garlic cloves.

Boil water, cider and champagne vinegar, sugar, salt, mustard seeds, tumeric, celery seeds and pickling spice together in a non-reactive pot or pan. Bring to a boil and simmer for four minutes.

Carefully pour pickling liquid over vegetable mixture, filling to top of jar.

Cool to room temperature before adding any additional liquid and refrigerate.

[Should note: there should likely be some notes on the shelf life of such a product and its general care and handling during its lifetime]