White Sangria

Prepare this Spanish libation the day before for best flavor and add the chilled sparkling water just before serving. We use white Rioja wine, but any dry white wine will work.

1/3 cup brandy
1/3 cup peach schnapps
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
2 (750-milliliter) bottles white Rioja wine, chilled
1 lemon, thinly sliced
1 small navel orange, quartered and sliced
1 green apple, cored and sliced
1 ripe peach, peeled and sliced
1 (12-ounce) bottle sparkling water, chilled

1. Combine first 3 ingredients in a large pitcher; stir to dissolve sugar. Stir in wine and next 4 ingredients (through peach). Chill at least 2 hours or until cold.
2. Stir in sparkling water.

Yield: 12 servings (serving size: about 1 cup)

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