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:
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.