The Apparition Cocktail


by: Entertaining is Easy/Lisa Newsome

This is my favorite summer cocktail…bar none. Created by my favorite mixologist ever…Douglas Greene…this martini cocktail is a little fruity, a little tart, not sweet…very tasty! A play on the word “apparition”, this cocktail is truly remarkable & unexpectedly delicious as both a martini or as a party punch. Make sure you have enough ingredients on hand as it will be a very popular cocktail at your next summer party…I promise!


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serves: 12

Individual Cocktail (serves one)

1 ounce lemon vodka

1 ounce orange vodka

1 ounce lemon juice

1 ounce lime juice

1/2 ounce cranberry juice

1 bottle ginger ale or champagne

Party Punch (serves 12-14 depending on the size of the drinkware)

12 ounces lemon vodka

12 ounces orange vodka

12 ounces lemon juice

12 ounces lime juice

6 ounces cranberry juice

1 bottle ginger ale or champagne

Nutrition Facts
The Apparition Cocktail

Servings Per Recipe: 12

Amount per Serving

Calories: 196

  • Total Fat: 0.7 g
  •     Saturated Fat: 0.4 g
  •     Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.3 mg
  • Sodium: 27.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 30.5 g
  •     Dietary Fiber: 0.5 g
  •     Sugars: 27.2 g
  • Protein: 0.6 g

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1.  For individual cocktails...In a martini shaker, combine both vodkas & all three juices. Shake well & strain into a martini glass. Pour a splash of ginger ale & enjoy!

2.  For a party a 2-quart container, combine both vodkas & all three juices. Chill until ready to serve. When serving, top with ginger ale or champagne.

Cooks' note:
If serving as a party punch, I usually count on 1-2 person, depending what else I am, beer, etc...most people will have only 1 Apparition, then switch onto something else, such as wine or beer...I also do not hesitate to serve over ice if I am serving this as a party punch on a hot summer day.

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