- 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! 🙂