Cucumber-Watermelon Sangria


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.

Cucumber-Watermelon Sangria
Photo: Courtesy of Jessica Merchant
Prep Time:
20 mins
Chill Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 20 mins


  • 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)


  1. 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.

  2. To serve, stir in carbonated water. Ladle or pour into glasses. If desired, garnish with additional mint.


If a large pitcher will not fit into your refrigerator, divide the mixture in half and place in 2 smaller pitchers or covered containers.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

147 Calories
1g Fat
21g Carbs
1g Protein
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.

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