Between the Sheets

Triple sec, Rum, Brandy, Lemon juice
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Dan on 06/06/2010


Prefer 1/2 oz lemon juice or less.

bza's picture

This came up on the homepage and I noticed your note about it being unremarkable. I couldn't agree more, and I never understood the appeal of mixing brandy and light rum. It seems like a waste of both.

I've seen a number of other drinks called a "Between the Sheets" in various old books, I think it was just a popular name a la the Corpse Reviver and the Aviation.

Dan's picture

Oops. My "bland" comment should be in my personal comments, and I've moved it there. Still, I'm not in love with this cocktail.

rwilde's picture

I have a bar book from the 30's that has Between the Sheets as equal parts cognac, dry gin, cointreau and lemon juice. No rum. Quotes that this recipe is from the Bar Book from Weber at the King David.

Zachary Pearson's picture


Is that from Charles Baker? Wondrich (quoting Patrick Gavin Duffy) has the recipe as written, but I've also found sources that say it was invented by Harry McElhone (of Harry's Bar). I need to do some sleuthing to figure it out, but I'll update the drink when I do.



rwilde's picture

Yes, I have got a copy of the Charles Baker book: Gentleman's Companion. BTW just a fascinating read.

From other users

Bland. Tried to spice up with 1 tsp Creole Shrubb and 2 dash Angostura Orange. Still an unremarkable cocktail (3 stars)

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