A recipe from Recipes from an Italian Summer
Preparation: 2 1/4 hours (including chilling)
Serves: 6 people
1 large melon
200g (7oz) (1¾ cups) icing sugar
250ml (8fl oz) (1 cup) gin
1 bottle dry sparkling wine
Halve the melon, remove and discard the seeds and cut it into wedges.
Peel the wedges and cut the flesh into cubes. Put them into a large bowl, sprinkle with the icing sugar, drizzle with the gin and pour over enough wine to cover.
Chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours before serving.