Friday, April 6, 2007

Between the Sheets

If you're having people round for drinks or dinner and are looking something a bit more exciting than a Bud to welcome them with, try this super cool cocktail. It's sure to get the party going with a swing.

The Between the Sheets was first created in the 1930s by Harry MacElhone, the famous bartender who set up Harry's New York Bar in . This cocktail is a -based drink, based on the Side Car, and has a sweetness which comes from the Cointreau with a nice kick to it from the lime juice. This sweet and sour effect creates a delicate balance, making this cocktail perfect for stimulating your appetite before dinner. It's super easy to make and looks great as well!

2/3 oz good quality brandy
2/3 oz Cointreau
2/3 oz white rum
Splash of freshly squeezed lime juice

Martini/Cocktail glass

1. Fill the shaker with ice cubes.
2. Pour in all the ingredients and shake well.
3. Strain into the martini glass.
4. Garnish with lemon or lime.

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