In a small sauce pot combine the water and sugar on medium heat. Stir together until dissolved, about 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat and pour into glass jar or liquid measuring cup. Place in the fridge to chill.
To make 1 drink add 6 cucumber slices to a cocktail shaker along with 7-8 mint leaves. With a muddler or wooden spoon, muddle the cucumber and mint together for 30 seconds.
Next add in 2 ounces vodka, 1 ounce of simple syrup and 3/4 ounce of lime juice. Add in 1/2 cup of ice, top with lid and vigorously shake for 30 seconds.
Strain into a coup or martini glass and garnish with a mint leaf and cucumber slice. Enjoy immediately.
Recipe Courtesy of Megan Mitchell