Drink of the Week

Between the sheets

  • 1 oz Rum
  • 1 oz Brandy
  • 3/4oz Cointreau
  • 3/4oz Lemon Juice

Garnish: Lemon Twist

Shake and strain in to a Martini glass.

I love the name of this drink just as much as I enjoy the flavors.  It’s basically a Side Car with the addition of Rum, which is probably why I prefer this version.  It is a very easy-to-drink, balanced and tasty beverage.

I had assumed this drink was a pretty recent creation, but from what i’ve been able to find out it was actually invented by Harry MacElhone, bartender at Harry’s New York Bar in Paris, in the 1930’s.  There is some debate that it originated before this in 1920s London, but the name ‘Between the sheets’ appears first in the Paris bar, so this is the one i’m sticking with! If someone believes this to be incorrect, please get in touch because i’d be interested to hear other thoughts on the matter…this is one of the first drinks i’ve tried to research and not been able to find that much information on.

Anyway, this is certainly a strong (has 3 different liquors) but refreshing option for hot summer days. As the heat wave continues here in Los Angeles I will continue to order this until the Autumn arrives! 🙂

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2 responses to “Drink of the Week

  1. In one of those strange coincidences, I am drinking one right now, just with equal parts of everything. It’s nice. I’m a big Sidecar fan, and I do like them ‘original recipe’ with much more Cointreau and lemont han a lot of people like. The reason I’m drinking one ‘equal parts’ right now is Mixology Monday, and this post:

    http://bartendingnotes.wordpress.com/2012/09/15/between-the-cheats-mxmo-lxv-equal-parts/
    Anyway, good drink. Sidecars don’t get the recognition they deserve.

  2. Mira Rao

    Reblogged this on Booze, Butter & Balance and commented:
    YUMMM!

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