Cucumber Sangria

 
From The Deen Brothers Get Fired Up: Grilling, Tailgating, Picnicking, and More by Jamie & Bobby Deen and Melissa Clark (Ballantine Books, an imprint of the Random House Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc., 2011. Copyright © 2011 by Deen Brothers Enterprises, LLC.

Serves 6

Usually sangria is made with just fruit, but we love the added sliced cucumber for a more mellow flavor.
  • One 750-milliliter bottle dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup brandy
  • 1 cup green grapes, washed and halved
  • 1 English cucumber, rinsed and thinly sliced
  • 1 green apple, cored, seeded, and thinly sliced
  • 1 cup seltzer
In a large punch bowl or mason jar, combine the white wine, brandy, grapes, cucumber, and apple. Stir the mixture well, pressing the fruit to the bottom of the bowl. Just before serving in cups with ice, add the seltzer.