It’s not certain that this drink originated at Harry’s Bar in Paris, but considering Harry MacElhone’s penchant for creating facetiously-titled cocktails like the manhood-enhancing Monkey Gland and the Scofflaw, it does seem likely. The Between the Sheets is a rum-laced riff on the Sidecar, another classic christened at Harry’s offering yet one more reason to suspect MacElhone as the drink’s creator. As for the name itself, it likely refers to the drink’s potency and the potential for a risqué end to an evening spent sharing one too many.
- 3/4 ounce cognac
- 3/4 ounce rum, white or gold
- 3/4 ounce Cointreau or Combier
- 1/2 ounce lemon juice
Garnish: orange peel
- Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker.
- Add ice and shake until chilled.
- Strain into a chilled coupe or cocktail glass.
- Garnish with an orange peel.