Cucumber Cooler

by0| PUBLISHED Jan 10, 2009 10:00 AM
Cucumber Cooler
Michael Kraus

The bartenders at the Gage Hotel in Marathon, Texas, make this summertime thirst quencher.

Yield: makes 1 Cocktail


  • 1 (2") piece cucumber, thinly sliced crosswise, plus 1 additional slice for garnish
  • <sup>1</sup>⁄<sub>8</sub> tsp. fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 <sup>1</sup>⁄<sub>2</sub> oz. vodka, preferably Tito's
  • <sup>1</sup>⁄<sub>2</sub> 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.