The Between The Sheets Cocktail Recipe: A Well-Balanced Sour Rum Cocktail

The Between The Sheets Cocktail Recipe: A Well-Balanced Sour Rum Cocktail
This drink is a sidecar with a little rum in place of some of the brandy. That’s not a bad thing; it brings a bit of a tropical flare to the drink without pushing it all the way into Tiki-ville.

The origins of this cocktail are murky, but it dates back to, at very least, the publication of the famous Savoy Cocktail Book. It’s basically a Sidecar with a little rum in place of some of the brandy. That’s not a bad thing; it brings a bit of a tropical flare to the drink without pushing it all the way into Tiki-ville. Some recipes call for white rum, but I like to use something that’s been aged a bit.

The Between the Sheets also illustrates an important aspect of cocktailing, which is that you can make something unique and interesting with a relatively simple twist. This is a distinctly different drink than the Sidecar. You can make it even more distinct by using the variant recipe, which trades the rum for half an ounce of herbal Benedictine. I like that version a lot, too, but I recommend starting with the original.

As always, I strongly advise using fresh-squeezed juice, but you can definitely get away with lemon juice from concentrate in this one, if it’s all you have available.

This article is a modified and enhanced version of a post that ran on my nightly cocktail blog, DrinkShouts. Liquors in parentheses are what I used when I made this recipe, and are included as suggestions.

between the sheets cocktail recipe

The Between The Sheets Cocktail Recipe

A sour rum craft cocktail
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Servings 1 Drink

Equipment

  • Cocktail shaker
  • Cocktail Strainer
  • Cocktail Coupe

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Rim a cocktail coupe with fine sugar. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker over ice, and shake thoroughly.
  • Strain into the sugar-rimmed cocktail coupe. No garnish.
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Christopher Buecheler

Christopher Buecheler is a novelist, a web developer, an award-winning amateur mixologist, a brewer, a guitarist, a drummer, and an NBA enthusiast. He lives a semi-nomadic life with his wife and two cats, currently residing in Providence, RI. You can learn more at his website, cwbuecheler.com.