Granny Smith:  OLD-FASHIONED CIDER

(apple cider, rhubarb bitters)

Oh, it’s so hard to learn these nag-fabbin’ new recipes.  Why, in my day, we just pour two ponies of cider and added two dashes of rhubarb bitters, and then we drank it till the cows came home!  And then we shared some with the cows!

Apple Bloom:  CUTIEMARK CAPERS

(apple cider, grenadine)

Apple Jack, you never make the cider the way I like it!  If you’d only pour in a half-pony of grenadine, and then top it with a half-pony of cider, and another pony of cider on top of that, I’d be the happiest filly in all of Ponyville—Cutiemark Crusaders’ honor!

Saturday Grab Bag:  Surprisingly Few Cocktails Edition

So there aren’t many cocktails out there for Clue, but there is a whole lot of other stuff!  First off we have SoBe’s short-lived soda, Mr. Green, which you can read about here (but can no longer buy in stores).  Also, I found a bar that lets you order a ‘Colonel Mustard,’ which turns out to just be a squirt of whiskey from a mustard bottle (but they only charge you $1 for it, so I’d totally consider ordering it).  

Professor Plum does get a cocktail, courtesy of Le Petit Artichaut, and it looks delicious.  And I found this Clue cocktail party instruction list, which includes a recipe for each of the six suspects—presumably the game pieces are sold separately…

And of course there are a million drinking games (and those last couple, by the way, are literally rules for a drinking version of Clue, as in the board game—it’s a fantastically terrible idea that I may need to try sometime).

That’s about it for Clue!  I do not think I am likely to return to it, for fairly obvious reason, but it was a good time and I’m pleased with the recipes (if not their documentation).

And I don’t know about you, but after all that murder and mayhem I need a palate cleanser.  Starting tomorrow we’ll be airing another round of mocktails, because my taste-testing listserv has talked me into returning to My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic for an Apple Family Reunion week.  I’m sure y’all will have a rollickin’ good time!

Recap — Clue (1+2+1+1 Boddy Shots)

This week was a great deal of fun, recipe-wise, but a bit of a pain hardware-wise.  You see, in an effort to prevent my partner from killing me because I photograph everything with her smartphone improve the Spirited Characters quality of image, I have started using a digital camera this week.  Sadly, even the most point-and-clicky of cameras apparently has a learning curve, at least if the images above are any indication.  XD  But onward we march!

Here’s what happened this week:

Sunday: Plantlife (Mr. Green) — mocktail mojito variant
Monday: This Is War (Colonel Mustard) — dirty martini shot variant
Tuesday: Senator’s Wife (Mrs. Peacock) — Singapore sling shot variant
Wednesday: My Defense Mechanism (Miss Scarlet) — sloe gin cordial shot
Thursday: I Don’t Practice (Professor Plum) — fruit and port shot
Friday: Flames On the Side of My Face (Mrs. White) — grasshopper shot variant

Saturday Grab Bag later today!

drunkcrimesolving asked
Sherlock?

Sherlock was already somewhere on my list, but since you have requested it I’ll move it up the queue!  Expect Sherlock drinks sometime in the fall.  :)

Mrs. White:  FLAMES ON THE SIDE OF MY FACE

(almond milk, creme de menthe, white chocolate sauce)

I used to love this shot; it was an ounce of almond milk, an ounce of creme de menthe, and a teaspoon of chocolate sauce.  And yes, one day, my late husband used up all the chocolate sauce.  But I didn’t care!  Why should I care?

…all right, yes, yes, I cared.  I hated him, so much… flames, flames on the side of my face, breathing, heaving breaths…

[OOC note:  This drink’s name is not a suggestion for its consumption. ;)]

Professor Plum:  I DON’T PRACTICE

(Nantucket Nectar Red Plum, tawny port, Pama)

I do know something of the cocktail crafting art, yes.  My favorite after-dinner drink is one ounce of red plum juice, one ounce of tawny port, and a splash of Pama.  But I don’t practice.

Miss Scarlet:  MY DEFENSE MECHANISM

(sloe gin, creme de cassis, Razzmatazz)

I like to throw back a shot after dinner—an ounce of sloe gin, a half ounce of creme de cassis, and a half ounce of Razzmatazz.  It gives me that little kick I need, you know?

Mrs. Peacock:  SENATOR’S WIFE

(Bombay Sapphire, Island Punch Pucker)

Well, someone’s got to break the ice, and it might as well be me. I mean, I’m used to being a hostess, after all it’s part of my role as a senator’s wife. And it’s always difficult when a group of new friends meet together for drinks for the first time, to get acquainted, so I’m perfectly prepared to start the ball rolling. I mean, I am determined to enjoy myself. And I’m very intrigued, and, oh my, this aperitif’s delicious, isn’t it? It tastes like my favorite recipe, half Bombay Sapphire and half island punch…

Colonel Mustard:  THIS IS WAR

(Gin, mustard powder, pickle brine)

My favorite aperitif is not that hard to make!  It’s just two ounces of gin and a teaspoon of mustard powder, plus a splash of pickle brine straight from a jar.  Brings back memories of my time in service.