1/2 lime, thinly sliced
1/2 lemon, thinly sliced
1/2 orange, thinly sliced
6 to 8 large ripe strawberries, hulled
1/4 cup granulated sugar, or to taste
1 (750 ml) bottle dry red wine (preferably Spanish)
1/4 cup Cognac or other good quality brandy
Club soda, chilled
Ice (optional)

Combine the lime, lemon, and orange slices, strawberries and sugar in a large pitcher. Mash with a wooden spoon to release the juices. Add the wine and brandy and stir to dissolve the sugar. Taste and add more sugar if necessary. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour, or until well chilled.

Just before serving, add chilled club soda to taste. Serve in wine glasses, with or without ice.

Serves 4 to 6.