I know who did it. I know who did it. It was Professor Plum, with the dagger, in the kitchen.
I always did love Clue. Also, cheesy food puns (ha! “cheesy!”). And this cocktail gave opportunities for both of those. Also, for a delicious libation using some of summer’s most beautiful fruits. I’ll let you decide which plums you want to use—red, black, yellow, whatever. Combine them here with sugar, limes, gin and we’re going to replace the sparkling water in this recipe with your favorite sparkling wine.
Now, the original recipe from the amazing Miss Martha herself makes 10 drinks. Now, maybe you’re having a lot of company. That’s great. But if it’s just you, 10 servings might be a tad overdoing it. So feel free to cut it down a bit. Essentially, you’re going to use the sugar plus 1.5 cups of water to make a simple syrup, adding in the plums near the end for flavor. You can stick with that part. Then just follow step 2 in the instructions for each individual cocktail you want to make.
Update: I have to say, I actually really enjoyed this cocktail. It was very sweet, so if sweet’s not your thing, you may want to skip it. But it was delicious and lovely to look at in the giant round globe glasses I used. Also…super boozy!
Martha’s Plum Cocktail Recipe
Summer is almost over. Seriously. August is half gone. School starts in two weeks. Labor Day is right around the corner. It’s madness, I tell you! I haven’t been to a single beach, taken a single trip for fun, or wasted $500,000 on movie tickets on terrible action films…yet. This is a dark time, indeed.
So in honor of the last days of my favorite season, and the fact that I totally could use a vacay, this week’s Champagne Wednesday cocktail will be the Feel Like Holiday.
Does it bug anyone else that the name isn’t grammatically correct? Cause it bugs me. But it does sound delicious.
Feel Like Holiday
1/3 oz grenadine syrup
3 1/3 oz Champagne
Cool the vodka and grenadine over ice. Strain it into a champagne flut and fill with champagne.
Makes 1 cocktail.
Champagne Wednesday is, as you probably remember, our quick, easy to way to liven up the boring midweek with a bit of bubbly. We do this by buying the tiny, 187-ml bottles of sparkling wines that you can get at grocery stores and Whole Foods and making two little cocktails out of them.
This week’s cocktail was the D’Artagnan, a nice little mix of orange, Grand Marnier and sparkling wine. I’ve noticed that most champagne recipes have a citrus flair to them. I think next week we’ll try something entirely different, but this one was pretty good. Continue reading →
Champagne Wednesday may just be the best idea I’ve ever had that involved champagne. It’s really a nice little pick-me-up on what is maybe the most “meh” day of the week. This time, I got inspired by the blood orange sparklers from the lovely gals at We Ae Not Martha. I didn’t have any blood orange juice available though, so I took a different route with mango juice and orange biggers. I still ended up at the desired location, though: the corner of Delicious St and Bubbly Avenue. Continue reading →
I have recently decided that certain things need to start being a way of life. One of these things is Champagne Wednesday. What, you may ask, is Champagne Wednesday? Well, my good man/woman/non-gendered person/furry, Champagne Wednesday is a celebration of the everyday. You combine the normal humdrum that is Wednesday with the sparkle and verve of unexpected champagne. Well, I guess it’s not really unexpected now that I’ve told you we’re going to do it every week. But it’s delightful nonetheless! Continue reading →