Cucumber Cooler Pitcher

This summertime thirst quencher is a delicious combination of cucumber, vodka, and fresh herbs that create a distinctive cooling summer punch to beat the heat.

INGREDIENTS

1 whole large cucumber, thinly sliced

1 bunch fresh thyme leaves

5 parts vodka

4 parts soda water

2 parts simple syrup

INSTRUCTIONS

In a large pitcher, combine half of the cucumber slices, thyme, and 2 cups crushed ice. Using a large pestle, or similar kitchen tool, crush ingredients until slushy. Add more ice, vodka, soda water, and simple syrup. Stir well and serve in a glass bowl with slices of the remaining cucumber set a side as garnishes.