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!