“Dancing is the perpendicular expression of a horizontal desire.” Between the Sheets Cocktail


Another equal-parts (plus a couple of dashes) cocktail that needs no adjustment. It also has two spirits: rum and brandy; three if you count the Cointreau which is 80 proof. A great cocktail with which to start the evening or, perhaps, conclude it.

Cocktail historian, Robert Hess (drinkboy.com), suggests that this cocktail first appeared in the Savoy Cocktail Book so, without finding anything different in my inter-web searches, we’ll take his word for it.

The recipe is beautifully elegant. The place to make adjustments is with the lemon juice (fresh squeezed only, please). If you want to nudge the cocktail towards the sour end, add more lemon juice, but not too much.

Between the Sheets

1 oz Brandy

1 oz Light Rum

1 oz Cointreau

½ tsp Fresh Lemon Juice

If you use more than a dash or two of lemon juice, go ahead and shake this cocktail. Otherwise stir. The Savoy Cocktail Book says to shake. I leave it up to you.

“I have no objection to anyone’s sex life as long as they don’t practice it in the street and frighten the horses.” Oscar Wilde

between the sheets