Between the sheets
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Between the sheets
Cocktail recipe

Rating

4.67 / 5
The cocktail "Between the Sheets" is a classic, sophisticated drink that offers a smooth blend of warmth from Cognac, the sweet citrus kick from Triple Sec, and the clear, crisp ... more The cocktail "Between the Sheets" is a classic, sophisticated drink that offers a smooth blend of warmth from Cognac, the sweet citrus kick from Triple Sec, and the clear, crisp notes of white rum. Its flavor profile is further enlivened with the tanginess of fresh lemon juice, balancing the sweetness and contributing to its refreshing character. This cocktail is typically served in a cocktail glass, creating an elegant presentation that's as much a pleasure to look at as it is to sip. Ideal for a nightcap or a fancy gathering, Between the Sheets presents a harmonious mix of ingredients, which makes it a timeless choice for those who enjoy a potent yet balanced cocktail.
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(1921)
Base ingredient
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Cognac
Alcohol content
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32.73% | 3.6 units *
Details
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Classic
Shaken

Cocktail glass

Ingredients

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30ml 1oz 3cl
30ml 1oz 3cl
30ml 1oz 3cl
20ml ⅔oz 2cl

Cocktail Colin says:

5/5

"Between the Sheets" masterfully marries cognac's warmth with the bright zest of Triple Sec and the sharp crispness of white rum, creating a layered and refined flavor. The addition of lemon juice not only cuts through the sweetness but also introduces a delightful tang, enhancing the cocktail's complexity and making it a superb choice for those who appreciate a spirited yet balanced drink.

Method
How to make a Between the sheets

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all the ingredients together with ice to a cocktail shaker and shake well
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and serve

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FAQ's

ORIGINS_HISTORY

What is the origin of the name 'Between the Sheets'?

The name 'Between the Sheets' is believed to have risque origins, hinting at its potency and potential effects. It's suggested that the cocktail was named for its perceived ability to lower inhibitions, much like its cousins the Sidecar and the Margarita.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute another type of rum for the white rum in Between the Sheets?

Yes, you can substitute another type of rum for the white rum in Between the Sheets, keeping in mind that it will alter the flavor profile of the cocktail. Aged or dark rum will add a deeper, more complex taste, while spiced rum will introduce additional flavors that may or may not complement the original recipe.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

Is Between the Sheets a strong cocktail?

Yes, Between the Sheets is considered a strong cocktail due to its high content of spirits (Cognac, Triple Sec, and white rum) and relatively low volume of non-alcoholic mixer (lemon juice). Its alcohol content is around 32.73%, making it stronger than many other classic cocktails.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What is the best occasion to serve Between the Sheets?

Between the Sheets is a versatile cocktail that can be served on various occasions. It is perfect for elegant evening gatherings, cocktail parties, or romantic dinners. Its sophisticated taste and presentation make it ideal for events where you want to impress your guests.

FAQ

How does the taste of Between the Sheets compare to other classic cocktails?

Between the Sheets offers a unique taste profile that blends the warmth of Cognac with the citrusy sharpness of lemon juice and the sweet and bitter notes of Triple Sec and white rum. This makes it stand out from other classic cocktails by offering a balance between sweetness, sourness, and alcoholic warmth, creating a complex but harmonious flavor.

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