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Between the Sheets

The Between the Sheets cocktail is a spirited and refreshing libation that packs a punch with its combination of rum, brandy, and citrus flavors. Originating in the early 20th century, its exact origins are debated, but it has remained a popular choice among cocktail enthusiasts for its bold and complex taste.


Ingredients and Tools:

  • 30 ml (1 oz) white rum

  • 30 ml (1 oz) brandy

  • 30 ml (1 oz) triple sec

  • 15 ml (1/2 oz) fresh lemon juice

  • Ice cubes

  • Cocktail shaker

  • Jigger

  • Strainer

  • Lemon twist or orange twist for garnish (optional)

Preparation Steps:

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice cubes.

  2. Measure and pour 30 ml (1 oz) of white rum into the shaker.

  3. Add 30 ml (1 oz) of brandy to the shaker.

  4. Pour in 30 ml (1 oz) of triple sec.

  5. Squeeze 15 ml (1/2 oz) of fresh lemon juice into the shaker.

  6. Secure the shaker lid and shake vigorously for about 10-15 seconds to chill the ingredients and combine flavors.

  7. Strain the cocktail into a chilled martini glass using a fine mesh strainer to remove ice shards.

  8. Optionally, garnish with a lemon twist or orange twist.

Flavor Profile:

The Between the Sheets cocktail offers a harmonious blend of sweet, citrus, and boozy flavors, with the rum and brandy providing depth and warmth while the triple sec and lemon juice add brightness and acidity. It's a balanced and invigorating cocktail perfect for any occasion.

Mixoloco - Mixology Tips:

  • Choosing Spirits: Opt for quality spirits when making the Between the Sheets cocktail to ensure a well-rounded flavor profile. Look for a light and smooth white rum, a flavorful brandy with hints of fruit and spice, and a high-quality triple sec.

  • Balancing Citrus: The amount of fresh lemon juice can be adjusted to suit personal taste preferences. Start with the recommended amount and adjust accordingly for a more tart or mellow flavor.

  • Chilling Technique: Properly chilling the Between the Sheets cocktail is crucial for achieving the ideal drinking temperature without diluting the drink. Shake the cocktail with ice for the appropriate amount of time to ensure proper chilling and mixing.

  • Garnish Choice: While a lemon twist or orange twist is a classic garnish for the Between the Sheets cocktail, feel free to experiment with other citrus twists or even a cherry for added visual appeal.

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