Cucumber Cooler

Cucumber Cooler
Cucumber Cooler
Vodka and cucumber get added flavor from thyme in this summertime thirst quencher.Michael Kraus

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

Cucumber Cooler
The bartenders at the Gage Hotel in Marathon, Texas, make this summertime thirst quencher.
Yield: makes 1 Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 (2") piece cucumber, thinly sliced crosswise, plus 1 additional slice for garnish
  • 18 tsp. fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 12 oz. vodka, preferably Tito's
  • 12 oz. simple syrup

Instructions

  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.