I think this is the end of the books and booze series. To be honest its been a struggle both time and creativity wise, and it was never meant to go on forever. Now, as things are starting to open back up and our lives are finding a new normal I’m having a hard time finding the time. I have really enjoyed making and photographing the classic cocktails though, and plan on continuing that.
Between The Sheets is based off the Sidecar and rumored to have been created at Harry’s New York Bar in Paris. I used the original ratios for this cocktail, even though a popular opinion seems to be that this makes for a very sour and spirit forward drink. I also substituted Triple Sec for Cointreau, which I prefer. I found this cocktail to be very smooth, well balanced and very enjoyable.
Between The Sheets
1 oz. Remy Martin Cognac
1 oz. Kōloa Kauai White Rum
1 oz. Cointreau
1/4 oz. lemon juice
Garnish with flaming orange rind
Combine all of the ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake until chilled. Pour into a chilled coupe glass. Flame an orange peel over the glass before serving.