Most people associate watermelon with summer, but cherries are also in peak season. I decided that using cherries and watermelon together in a refreshing sangria would be a great way to make use these fruits for the summer party season.
Since I grew up in Florida, I’m used to having tons of fresh citrus fruit available to me. However, there are tons of other seasonal fruits and vegetables that go unrecognized. I was recently shown a great guide to the foods of every season where I found that the produce of the summer season are all ones that I love.
This sangria recipe uses Chardonnay wine and Bacardi rum but feel free to substitute any type and/or brand.
Cherry Watermelon Sangria
- Prep Time:15 minutes
- Cook Time:4 hours
- Total Time:4 hours and 15 minutes
- Servings:6 Servings
- 1 bottle white wine
- 4 oz rum
- 3 cup watermelon balls
- 2 cup cherries
- 3 limes
- 4 cup lemon lime soda
Scoop the watermelon balls and place into a pitcher.
Cut the cherries in half, remove the pits, and add to the pitcher.
Thinly slice the limes and add to pitcher.
Add the rum.
Pour in the bottle of wine and let sit in the fridge four at least four hours.
To serve, add in the lemon lime soda and pour into glasses.