Just in case you thought all the sugar from the Tartini had sent me mad for modern drinks, a classic cocktail from the weekend…
- ¾ shot Cognac
- ¾ shot light rum
- ¾ shot Cointreau
- ½ shot lemon juice
- Shake all ingredients well with ice and fine strain in to a cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.
The Between The Sheets was created by Harry MacElhone, bartender at the eponymous Harry’s New York Bar in Paris, in the 1930’s. Its recipe is a variation on the Sidecar, but where the Sidecar uses two parts Cognac, the Between The Sheets instead uses a mix of one part Cognac and one part light rum.
Even with the addition of rum, Cognac still remains the dominant flavour, though the rum is there in the background somewhere. It doesn’t quite have the character of the Sidecar, but the Between The Sheets stands up well as a nicely balanced member of the sour family. It’s sort of a summer Sidecar – all the great taste of a Sidecar but less of the warming feeling you get from Cognac.
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