Cut cucumbers into spears. Place in large glass bowl with garlic cloves. Set aside.
Place remaining ingredients in small saucepan. Bring to simmer on medium heat, stirring to dissolve sugar and salt. Reduce heat to low; simmer 5 minutes. Pour hot liquid over cucumbers and garlic.
Refrigerate 1 hour or until cooled. Serve. Or, cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.