Clever Cocktails: Between The Sheets

Before contemporary cocktails with risqué names like Sex on the Beach, Slippery Nipple and the Screaming Orgasm there was Between the Sheets. Now these contemporary cocktails are fruity-sweet concoctions that can only hold the attentions of the young inexperienced drinkers who still giggle at the names.  Between the Sheets is something different. Most believe it to be a creation of Harry MacElhone at Harry’s American bar in Paris sometime in the 1930’s but as is typical in drink lore the details are sketchy. It is a variation on the Sidecar Cocktail recipe with the addition of white rum. Between the Sheets is a potent assemblage of ingredients whose namesake no doubt comes from the fact that after a few, it has the potential of seriously lowering ones inhibitions. Imbibe with Caution!

Between the Sheets

In a Shaker Glass Filled with Ice Add:

  • 3/4 Ounce of White Rum
  • 3/4 Ounce of Cognac (or a Well-Bred Brandy)
  • 3/4 Ounce of Cointreau
  • ½ Ounce of Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice

Shake and Strain into a Cocktail Saucer. Garnish with a Lemon Twist