Cucumber and Vodka Cocktail
Rinse and halve cucumber lengthwise. With a vegetable peeler, cut two thin slices from each cucumber half. Place slices in four glasses. Finely dice most of one cucumber half, and cut long, thin strips from it for garnish. Puree remaining cucumber half and strain juice through a fine strainer.
Fill glasses 2/3 full with crushed ice and cucumber cubes. Fill a cocktail shaker with cucumber juice, lime juice, mint syrup, vodka and ice cubes. Shake mixture and divide among glasses. Top off cocktails with mineral water.