MAKES 1 COCKTAIL
The bartenders at the Gage Hotel in Marathon, Texas, make this summertime thirst quencher.
1 2" piece cucumber, thinly sliced crosswise,
plus 1 additional slice for garnish
1⁄8 tsp. fresh thyme leaves
1 1⁄2 oz. vodka, preferably Tito's
1⁄2 oz. simple syrup
1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the cucumber slices, thyme, and 1⁄4 cup crushed ice. Using a muddler, crush ingredients until slushy. Add more ice, vodka, and simple syrup. Cover, shake vigorously to combine, and pour contents into a glass garnished with a slice of cucumber.