Cherry Watermelon Sangria

Summertime goes hand in hand with Sangria.  They meet up year after year like best friends on holiday.  A crony of mine told me Beringer White Zinfandel on ice was his favorite way to enjoy a summer night.  I invited him over for my Cherry Social, and wanted to make sure he really enjoyed his White Zinfandel that evening, so decided to take it up a notch and make it into a Sangria.  I might as well have served him liquid gold…. He loved it.  Everyone else at the gathering loved the Sangria as well.  The cherries sweet-tart flavor and the White Zinfandel blend together perfectly, and the candied sweetness of watermelon pushes this Sangria to a new height.  Enjoy it this evening for a taste of summer on holiday.

Ingredients for Cherry Watermelon Sangria:

3 – cups of chopped watermelon

2 – cups Whole Foods Market cherries (pitted and sliced in half)

2 – liters of lemon lime soda

4.5 – liters of Beringer White Zinfandel


In a large jug add watermelon and cherries.


Then pour in lemon lime soda.  Top with White Zinfandel.  Mix well.

Pour over ice and enjoy

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post by Whole Foods Market. However all opinions and recipes are my own. I genuinely love Whole Foods Market. 🙂
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16 Responses to Cherry Watermelon Sangria

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  2. Jennifer says:

    This sounds like it might be really, really sweet – like too sweet? What do you think?

    • Nicole says:

      Hi Jennifer.
      Actually this drink was barely sweet. White Zinfandel is a semi-sweet wine. You can taste hints of fruit and a light splash of soda. It seriously was delicious. 🙂 Give it a try.

      • Ana Flores says:

        I was one of the lucky ones to have a glass (or two!) of this sangria and it wasn’t too sweet a all! Very refreshing and dangerous because it goes down very fast!!

  3. Jasmine Forte says:

    You know I love my watermelon!!!! I may have to make the virgin version for my kiddos! 🙂

  4. Uchi says:

    Nice pic! me encanta la sandia , asi que tendré que probar.que rico!

  5. Qué rica combinación de frutas! Y la versión virgin también está super refrescante… para estos calores!

  6. This sounds very refreshing! I love cherries, will have to give this a try!

  7. You had me at Cherry. Well then the Sangria part was just icing on the cake!!! YUM YUM YUM!

  8. Monica says:

    That looks so GOOD! It’s too bad I’m allergic to cherries 🙁

  9. Rachel says:

    Gah! I want this like Ahora! Lol yum! You rock Presley!

  10. Yuuuummmm!!! So refreshing!!!! I loved it!

  11. Caryn B says:

    PS I Love WF! I saw their cherries last week…YUM!

  12. RubyDW says:

    Sangria with watermelon and cherries mmmmmm i need a couple gulps of that!

  13. Niiiiice. Love me some sangria. All colors, fruits and wines! So fresh and so clean! 😉

  14. Cheri says:

    Wow…this was fabulous. We made it with Sauvignon Blanc because it was what we had on hand and we actually measured the liquids, but added a lot more fruit for the sake of presentation. It was dangerously good. I made another pitcher virgin for the kids and that was yummy too!! It looks as good as it tastes. If making for a party, I’d add big chunks of watermelon on the bottom because the cherries tend to sink lower and may get hidden under the watermelon.

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