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
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.