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