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Makes 8 drinks

1 bottle of dry red wine
1/2 cup fresh orange juice
1/2 unpeeled lemon, sliced
1/2 unpeeled navel orange, sliced
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup brandy
1/2 cup Cointreau or other orange liquor
1 bottle sparking white wine

Put wine, juice and fruit slices in a heatproof pitcher. Bring sugar, water, brandy and Cointreau just to a simmer in a a small saucepan, stirring until sugar is dissolved, then pour into pitcher. Chill, covered at least 1 hour and up to 24. Add sparkling white before serving.