Red Wine and Cucumber Sangria

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I really love cucumbers. A perfect Friday evening for me would involve Curb Your Enthusiasm, cucumbers and tahini, and red wine. I was never a fan of Sangria until some of my friends over at Kit and Ace made a dreamy white wine and peach sangria for First Friday a few weeks ago. I felt the earth move under my feet. (Okay, maybe not but it was still amazing.) I started looking for recipes with cucumbers and red wine and couldn't find any-- at all! So, of course, I decided to just make my own.

What you'll need: (Serves four'ish)
 - One bottle of red wine (For sangria-makin', I really love "Saved," plus the bottle is kind of awesome.)
 - 2 Plumcots
 - 2 Persian Cucumbers
 - A generous handful of mint leaves
 - 4 mason jars

Begin by muddling one slice of plumcot and a mint leaf in the bottom of each mason jar. Then divy up the remaining slices of plumcot, cucumber, and mint between the four jars. Pour red wine over the fruits and veggies, cover, then place in the fridge for at least 8 hours.

So yummy and so refreshing! I'm going to try out some new combinations so stay tuned!