I changed it up a tiny bit (I wanted to tone down the vinegar a bit more and also reduce the sugar) hoping a milder flavor would appeal to my kiddos. They tried it and didn't balk, but they really love plain or salted cucumber slices and prefer those. That's okay- more for my husband and I to enjoy!
Slice 2 cucumbers extremely thin. Take your time with this and make them thinner than some of the ones you see near the top of my picture. I was in a hurry, but the thinner ones (aim for as thin as you can without them breaking) had SUCH better taste and delicate texture. Thicker slices don't absorb the flavors as well.
1/3 cup water
1/4 cup vinegar (white or apple cider vinegar, I prefer ACV)
1 1/2 T. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
just under 1/8 tsp. pepper
Dump the mixture over the cucumbers.
Here's where my directions differ greatly from the website. I cover these and do not taste them for at least 24 hours, and I think they taste best after 48 hours. I do NOT drain the liquid from them, but allow them to stay in it since we eat them slowly. If I were serving to adults and expecting the whole plate of it to be consumed in one day, I might drain off some of the excess juice and reserve it in the fridge in case leftovers needed to be returned to it. The longer the recipe sits, the more the flavors mingle together and the vinegar mellows. Since I've never liked vinaigrette's I was surprised at how often I kept sneaking into these after they'd set! Yum!