A Between the Sheets is a close relative of one of my favorite drinks, the Sidecar. The only difference is that a Between the Sheets adds rum.
Lately I've been on a bit of a rum kick-- which is to say, I've been thinking fond thoughts, and occasionally eating, things with "rum raisin" in their name. Mostly ice cream, it's true, but I have plans for a rum raisin tapioca pudding. I even have raisins soaking in rum on my counter in preparation for this fantastic event! But I digress. My point is, rum is delicious, at least when applied correctly.
Sadly, the Between the Sheets was not a knock-out drink for me. It was fine, sure, but I've already returned to the sweet embrace of the Sidecar when I'm looking for a drink with a citrusy flavor profile. Sorry, clever sexual innuendo drink!
Robert did take some rather hilarious pictures of this cocktail though. He was very proud of himself.
Here it is, lying seductively...between the sheets.
And here it is with a couple of friends. Bears! In bed! With a naughty drink! I hope no children are reading.
Between the Sheets
In a cocktail shaker with crushed ice combine:
1/2 oz lemon juice
1/2 oz orange liquor
1/2 oz rum
1/2 oz brandy or cognac
Shake well, strain into a lovely glass, and enjoy!