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