A batch of fruit, cut up and soaked in a mixture of cognac and sugar for a while before having a bottle of white wine poured over it and drunk in a green, grassy backyard with a bunch of people sitting around eating things off a grill.
1.5 lbs mixed fruit (any combination of stone fruits, berries, apples, pears, oranges, grapes, etc)
4 heaping Tablespoons sugar
1/2 cup cognac
1 bottle white wine
2 cups limeade
3 cups seltzer (more to taste)
1) Prepare the fruit. Peel and pit as needed and chop into small, bite-sized pieces.
2) Combine sugar and cognac and stir to dissolve sugar. Pour over fruit and let sit in fridge for at least several hours, or overnight.
3) Combine fruit mixture with wine, limeade and seltzer in a pitcher and gently stir.
4) Serve over ice, adding more seltzer to each glass if desired.