White Cherry, Lime, & Watermelon Sangria

I’ve been so pleasantly blown away by the popularity of my White Strawberry-Lemon Sangria – both online and at home – that I thought I’d try another fruity-citrusy white sangria combo.

I like this combo as much – possibly even more – than the first. Fresh bing cherries give this light, uber-drinkable sangria a lovely pink hue. And you can really taste that sweet cherry goodness. Loads of lime slices enhance the cherry flavor … and then there’s the super-spiked rounds of watermelon. Yeah, this is pretty much July in a glass.

Like its strawberry-lemon cousin, this too boasts a nice, not-too-sweet flavor that makes it deliciously drinkable – possibly even dangerously so. You’ve been warned!

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White Cherry, Lime, & Watermelon Sangria

Bing cherries, limes, watermelon, white wine, and rum join together to make a refreshing, uber-drinkable summer sangria.

Yield: 6 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 4 hours

Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes


  • 3 cups watermelon balls (or approx. 3/4-inch chunks)
  • 2 cups bing cherries, halved and pitted
  • 3 limes, thinly sliced
  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced
  • 1 750 ml bottle white wine (a dry-ish white wine is best - I like Sauvignon Blanc)
  • 1/2 cup white rum
  • 4 cups lemon-lime soda


  1. Add watermelon to a large pitcher, then the cherries, then the limes, then the lemons.
  2. Pour the wine and rum over the top.
  3. Cover and place in the refrigerator for 4 - 5 hours.
  4. Remove from refrigerator and add the lemon lime soda. Add a few pieces of the fruit to your glass along with ice (if desired), and pour sangria over to serve.
  5. Keeps for about 24 hours in the refrigerator; just be sure to add the lemon-lime soda right before serving.


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6 Responses to “White Cherry, Lime, & Watermelon Sangria”

  1. Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) posted on June 30, 2012 at 9:38 am

    sounds amazing!!

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  5. Kelley posted on June 25, 2014 at 4:16 pm

    This was fantastic! I made it with extra dry Korbel champagne and it was the best sangria I have had. 

    • Karen Raye posted on June 29, 2014 at 4:36 pm

      That sounds so wonderful and sparkly! So glad you liked it. :)

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