Not organized enough to be “Mise en Place.” Just lots of booze.
Carter Beats the Devil. Damn I love this drink.
Monte Carlo, strangely out of alphabetical order.
A rather girly Clover Club, if I do say so myself. Perhaps leaning towards the dreaded Pink Lady Land.
Ye Olde Corpse Reviver No. 2.
Dark and Stormy. A mistake to substitute Cruzan Black Strap for Goslings. Yuck.
Fillabuster. Boy I liked this one too.
Old Cuban. A modern classic.
Old-Fashioned. No matter what happens, I know I rock the old-fashioned whiskey cocktail.
Satan’s Soul Patch. Satan’s Whisker’s still just don’t do much for me.
Queen’s Park Swizzle. Oh, yes.
Sloe Gin Fizz.
Damn there are too many ingredients in the Singapore Sling.
Trailer Smash. Enjoyable Whiskey Smash variation.
Should it be a warning sign when you can recreate a restaurant’s drink menu with the spirits in your home bar?
1 Dash Lemon Juice.
1/3 Brandy. (3/4 oz Germain-Robin Fine Alambic Brandy)
1/3 Cointreau. (3/4 oz Cointreau)
1/3 Bacardi Rum. (3/4 oz Flor de Cana Rum)
Shake well and strain into cocktail glass.
So here’s the thing about the Between the Sheets. Aside from that dash of Lemon Juice, it is made up entirely of 80 proof spirits. That means it is sweet, eminently drinkable, and packs as much of a wallop as any dry martini or Whiskey Old-Fashioned.
It is my considered opinion that cocktails in the vein of the Between the Sheets are nothing more than attempts by the male half of the race to create a potent cocktail which they conceive will be palatable to the female half.
And, well, the name gives away where they hope that will lead.
For extra credit reading, check out my friend Rick’s BTS recipe comparison over at Kaiser Penguin:
Recipe Comparison: Between the Sheets
Talk about taking one for the team. One of these is enough to put me into a diabetic coma. Rick sampled several. He does not, however, tell us if the evening ended up “Between the Sheets” or if so, who ended up on top.
This post is one in a series documenting my ongoing effort to make all of the cocktails in the Savoy Cocktail Book, starting at the first, Abbey, and ending at the last, Zed.