Sarah's Smile

Light and immensely refreshing, Sarah's Smile is a great cocktail for parties because it can be made in large batches and chilled in advance. Tony Abou-Ganim quickly shakes each drink with ice and strains it into a glass. To save time, shake two servings at once. Slideshow: Vodka Cocktails 

Total Time:
5 mins


  • 12 ounces vodka, preferably grape, such as Cîroc

  • 8 ounces St-Germain elderflower liqueur

  • 4 ounces Aperol

  • 8 ounces fresh Ruby Red grapefruit juice

  • 8 ounces fresh lemon juice

  • 4 ounces Simple Syrup

  • Ice

  • 8 Ruby Red grapefruit wheels and 8 mint sprigs, for garnish


  1. In a pitcher, combine all of the ingredients except ice and the garnishes. Refrigerate until chilled, about 2 hours. To serve, fill a shaker with ice. Add a quarter of the punch and shake well. Strain into 2 chilled ice-filled collins glasses and garnish each drink with 1 grapefruit wheel and 1 mint sprig. Repeat with the remaining punch.

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