3 ripe Orange Candy melons, seeded, peeled and quartered.
50 millilitres gin, plus extra
Juice of 1 lime, plus extra
A few pinches of sugar (optional)
Garnish with fresh basil leaves


1. Place the melon flesh into a food processor and blend with gin and lime juice until almost smooth and taste. You may want to add a splash more gin, lime juice or sugar.

2. Pour the mixture into a shallow freezer-proof container and freeze.

3. Every hour, mix it with a fork, pulling the ice crystals into the centre, until frozen but slushy (about 3-4 times).