Recipes and Cooking Cucumber-Watermelon Sangria 3.6 (5) This sangria (with its mix of cucumber, watermelon balls, a bit of pressed juice, and lots of limes and mint) is the ideal summer drink to serve on a sweltering day. By Jessica Merchant Jessica Merchant Facebook Instagram Website Jessica learned how to develop recipes through trial and error and has shared her winning recipes on How Sweet Eats for years. Jessica is also a cookbook author. Her most recent cookbook is Everyday Dinners. She also wrote The Pretty Dish and Seriously Delish.She's also a regular food contributor to Pioneer Woman. She's written about food for a number of national magazines, newspapers, and websites. Her work has been featured in New York Times, Washington Post, The Today Show, Better Homes & Gardens, Bon Appetit, Food and Wine, Glamour, The Huffington Post, Shape, and many more. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on July 12, 2017 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Courtesy of Jessica Merchant Prep Time: 20 mins Chill Time: 2 hrs Total Time: 2 hrs 20 mins Servings: 8 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 seedless cucumber, thinly sliced 2 limes, thinly sliced 2 cup watermelon balls (or chunks) 24 fresh mint leaves ¼ cup lime juice 1 cup fresh watermelon juice ¼ cup honey 1 750 milliliter bottle Sauvignon blanc or other semi-dry white wine, chilled 1 1 liter bottle carbonated water, chilled Fresh mint sprigs and/or leaves (optional) Directions In a large pitcher* combine cucumber, lime slices, watermelon balls, and the 24 mint leaves. In a small bowl stir together lime juice, watermelon juice, and honey until combined; pour over cucumber mixture. Add wine, stirring gently. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours. To serve, stir in carbonated water. Ladle or pour into glasses. If desired, garnish with additional mint. *Tip: If a large pitcher will not fit into your refrigerator, divide the mixture in half and place in 2 smaller pitchers or covered containers. Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 147 Calories 1g Fat 21g Carbs 1g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 8 Calories 147 % Daily Value * Total Fat 1g 1% Saturated Fat 1g 5% Sodium 18mg 1% Total Carbohydrate 21g 8% Total Sugars 16g Protein 1g Vitamin C 20.7mg 104% Calcium 30.3mg 2% Iron 0.4mg 2% Potassium 269mg 6% Folate, total 20.2mcg Vitamin B-6 0.1mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.