• 1 large cucumber, peeled and chopped into small chunks
  • small bunch mint, leaves picked
  • 500ml vodka
  • juice 6 lime, plus wedges to serve
  • 200g white caster sugar
  • 1-2 small melons (we used 1/2 honeydew, 1/2 cantaloupe and 1/2 watermelon)
  • 1l sparkling water, chilled


  • STEP 1

    Put the cucumber and half the mint in a large bowl or jug, and pour over the vodka. Cover and leave to steep for at least 24 hrs or for up to 1 week in the fridge, stirring every few days. Strain through a fine sieve.

  • STEP 2

    Pour the vodka, lime juice and sugar into a larger jug. Stir well.

  • STEP 3

    Using a melon baller, scoop out as many melon balls as you can. Add them to the jug and leave to steep for 30 mins-1 hr in the fridge. Top up with sparkling water and add the remaining mint leaves just before serving with extra lime wedges.

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