Thursday, October 4, 2012

Vintage Cocktails: Between the Sheets

So right off the bat this cocktail has a lot going for it. I mean, the name alone makes it worth drinking, right? It's like an old school, slightly more appropriate forerunner of some of today's brazen hussy drinks, like Sex on the Beach. I mean, if you were at a drinking establishment and someone offered you a Sex on the Beach, and someone else offered you a Between the Sheets, which one would be more intriguing? Instead of coming out swinging, the name of this drink just gives you a smile and a wink.

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.
Still, if you're a big rum fan, or just looking to spice up your drinking (or love) life, the Between the Sheets is certainly worth trying!

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!

1 comment:

Kristofer Young said...

Great post!
Are you birthing any new drinks? I might suggest the name, Bears in Bed.
Why can't I have each of your new posts e-mailed to me?
Dad