Between The Sheets

July 8th, 2007

Just in case you thought all the sugar from the Tartini had sent me mad for modern drinks, a classic cocktail from the weekend…

Between The Sheets cocktail with Havana Club 3 Year Old, Cointreau and Courvoisier VSOP bottles in background

Between The Sheets

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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Posted in Cognac, Curaçao & Triple Sec, Lemon, Recipes, Rum

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3 responses to “Between The Sheets”

  1. Craig Umpleby Craig Umpleby says:

    Have you tried a Between the Sheets with aged rum? I saw one with Appletons VX on a cocktail menu in a bar which made me curious, I used R.L.Seal 10 year and was amazed with the result, an aged rum brings so much more character to the drink.

    Craig

  2. Drinks of Summer: Between the Sheets « Cocktail Culture says:

    [...] was created at Harry’s New York Bar in Paris during the 1930’s (according to Jay over at Oh Gosh! And trust me, he knows what he’s talking about). Here it [...]

  3. Prep for Rum Day: Between the Sheets « Cocktail Culture says:

    [...] was created at Harry’s New York Bar in Paris during the 1930’s (according to Jay over at Oh Gosh! And trust me, he knows what he’s talking about). Here it [...]

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