Sunday, October 23, 2016

Ms Scarlett's Scarlett Spice Cocktail

For my Clue cocktail party, I served one drink and one hors d'oeuvre for each of the six murder suspects in the boardgame. Ms Scarlett is based on the femme fatale archetype, so I wanted something a little bubbly, a little sweet, and a little spicy. My party was held in October, so something with fall flavors also seemed appealing to me.

Scarlett spice: rum, cranberry juice, and hard apple cider
Ms Scarlett, put down that candlestick! I think you've had quite enough to drink!

Scarlett Spice Cocktail

  • 1 oz Cranberry spice syrup (recipe below)
  • 1.5 oz rum
  • 1/2 cup Sparkling hard apple cider

Pour ingredients into a glass half-filled with ice, and stir to combine. Garnish with cranberries.

For the Cranberry Spice Syrup

  • 1 cup cranberry juice
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 cardamom pod
  • 1-inch cube of ginger, sliced into thin pieces
Simmer the ingredients in a small sauce pan for 15 minutes, then cool. Remove spices and transfer to a bottle.

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