One is never too old (or too young) to play Clue®. But do send your kids to bed before serving up some of these ideas for cocktails at your next Clue game night. Let the mystery unwind!
Mrs. Peacock: 1 oz. Curacao liqueur, 1½ oz. gin, ¾ dry vermouth, 3 oz. lemonade, 2 dashes grenadine syrup, 2 dashes maraschino. Layer into highball glass. Drink with snobby bourgeois nose tilt for better taste.
Colonel Mustard: 1 oz. gin, 2 oz. fresh lime juice, 1½ oz. peach brandy, a dash of spicy Dijon mustard, 1 wedge of lime, 1 sprig mint. Add honey to taste. Shake with ice, strain into rock glass, and garnish with lime and mint. Very gutsy.
Mrs. White: 2 oz. white chocolate liqueur, 2 oz. Baily’s Irish crème, 2 oz. vanilla vodka, 1 oz. Crème de Cacao. Serve in chilled martini glass. Thanks for folding the laundry. Where's my sandwich?
Professor Plum: ½ shotglass of Japanese plum liqueur (Umeshu), ½ shotglass of fruit brandy. Layer brandy on top of plum liqueur. Ignite. Also called a “flaming plum.” Ahem.
Miss Scarlett: 1 oz. Campari, 4 oz. chilled champagne, dash of angostura bitters, 1 twist lemon peel. Serve in chilled flute, ready for seduction. Hide your husbands.
Mr. Green: 1 oz. Crème de Menthe, 1 oz. Crème de Cacao, 3 oz. Amaretto almond liqueur, 2 oz. lemon juice. Layer in highball glass and stir. Garnish with cash and get down to business. (In the newer versions, he's a Reverend. I guess, he can just sit this one out and be the designated driver then.)