Between the Sheets is cocktail number 16 on the Swank Cocktail Guide.
Between the Sheets cocktail history
It is generally believed the Between the Sheets cocktail was created in the 1920s either by Harry MacElhone of Harry’s New York Bar in Paris, or at the Berkeley Hotel in Wilton Place, Knightsbridge, London, or in French brothels.
By 1930, the drink had gained adoption across the globe and it was mentioned in O. O. McIntyre’s syndicated column, “New York Day by Day” on 2 October 1930.
Between the Sheets cocktail recipe
1/3 Brandy, 1/3 Cointreau, 1/3 Light Rum. Shake well with ice and strain into glass.
- E & J Brandy Grand Blue
- Bacardi Light Rum
Between the Sheets cocktail review
Our ratings (1-5 🍸) Rating scale
Neither of us liked this one. The aroma is quite buttery orange and it is a potent drink. I tried to add lemon juice to offset the Cointreau but, in the end, we both drank about a 1/3 and dumped it.
Next up… Cocktail # 17, Blood and Sand