1 whole large cucumber, thinly sliced
1 bunch fresh thyme leaves
5 parts vodka
4 parts soda water
2 parts simple syrup
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.