The Perfect Punch
2 dozen fresh strawberries
1/2 (4/5 size bottle) brandy
1/4 cup sugar
remaining ingredients size of bottle is 4/5
2 bottle sauterne wine, 1 bottle light rum, 1/2 bottle brandy,2 bottles dry champagne.
the night before marinate strawberries in 1/2 bottle of brandy (saving the other half for the punch) and sugar. Before serving prepare lemons cut 2 in spiral fashion with the spiral attached to1/2 the lemon. and 2 lemons thinly sliced unpeeled. slice unpeeled orange and slice unpeeled cucumber. Place all fruit in punch bowl, add strawberries with their brandy marinade. Slowly pour all the bottles into bowl.
Yields 50 generous servings