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
  • Easy


  • 1 bottle white wine
  • 4 oz rum
  • 3 cup watermelon balls
  • 2 cup cherries
  • 3 limes
  • 4 cup lemon lime soda
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  • Step 1

    Scoop the watermelon balls and place into a pitcher.

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  • Step 2

    Cut the cherries in half, remove the pits, and add to the pitcher.

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  • Step 3

    Thinly slice the limes and add to pitcher.

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  • Step 4

    Add the rum.

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  • Step 5

    Pour in the bottle of wine and let sit in the fridge four at least four hours.

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  • Step 6

    To serve, add in the lemon lime soda and pour into glasses.

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