Between the Sheets

A little naughty, a lot nice

This month’s quaff is another classic from the early decades of the last century. Some say it was invented at Harry’s Bar in Paris in the 1930s, others at the Berkely Hotel in London in the 1920s, and still others during those decades in Parisian brothels as a soothing sip for the ladies in residence.

As usual, I say who cares. It’s a wonderful cocktail with a delightfully naughty name that we can enjoy in the here and now. And isn’t that what really matters?

What we have is basically a Sidecar (one of my all-time favorites) with the addition of white rum. Recipes vary, and many of them make a drink that’s a little too sweet for my taste. So, I make mine with more lemon juice than is usually called for. The smooth, light flavor and sweet/tart balance are just about perfect for sipping on a sultry summer afternoon.

And who knows where that may lead…

Between the Sheets

Equal parts:

  • brandy
  • white rum
  • triple sec
  • lemon juice (Gotta be fresh! Don’t even think about the packaged stuff.)

Shake with ice and serve straight up. 

Smooth and seductive!