Between the Sheets

Posted by on May 7, 2009 in Brandy, Rum | 6 Comments
Woman's legs lounging in chair with a cocktail in hand. Can Your Guests Guess What’s in This Drink? 

First: blindfold all your guests. Or, perhaps a better idea, make this drink behind their backs. G chose the latter. Then shake, shake, shake over ice, pour through a strainer and sip. Can they identify the ingredients? Close your eyes, slip, slurp. Is it gin? Is it bourbon? It must have bitters. I was way off — and he made me guess for a long time.

It’s a bright but smoky, clean summertime cocktail. Loved it. But if I had known the ingredients, I would have never ordered it.

The Inspiration :

In the Land of CocktailsThis cocktail recipe is from a book Shelly’s mom bought us — In the Land of Cocktails– written by two cousins and owners of Commander’s Palace in New Orleans. These women know their cocktails — many of them Caribbean inspired (and we love the Caribbean).It’s a fun book to thumb through and find interesting cocktail names and combinations.

Cheers!

~Gary

The Cocktail:
Between the Sheets*

  • 1 oz brandy
  • 1 oz dark rum (we love Meyers or Pussers)
  • 3/4 oz fresh squeezed lemon
  • 3/4 oz triple sec
  • a small plate of sugar


Wet the rim of the glass with the lemon and dip into the sugar to create a sugar rim (or leave it off for those guests who don’t like it too sweet). Shake ingredients over ice and pour into cocktail glass. Serve with a twist.


*Adapted from In the Land of Cocktails

Be smart, safe, and healthy. Drink in moderation. Don’t drink too much rum, even if you’re on a deserted island, and there’s nothing left to drink. Collect rain water in banana leaves or something.

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6 Comments

  1. GTOJack
    May 7, 2009

    Sounds yummy! could a basic Cognac be used in place of Brandy? They are pretty much one and the same after all.

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  2. GTOJack
    May 7, 2009

    Sounds yummy! could a basic Cognac be used in place of Brandy? They are pretty much one and the same after all.

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  3. Gary Allard
    May 7, 2009

    GTOJack: Absolutely! As you know Cognac is just brandy made in the Cognac region of France (don’t tell any Frenchman I said that though. Fierce pride in that region!). Sort of like Champagne vs. Sparkling white wine from California.
    Enjoy!
    Gary

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  4. Gary Allard
    May 7, 2009

    GTOJack: Absolutely! As you know Cognac is just brandy made in the Cognac region of France (don’t tell any Frenchman I said that though. Fierce pride in that region!). Sort of like Champagne vs. Sparkling white wine from California.
    Enjoy!
    Gary

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  5. GTOJack
    May 8, 2009

    Tried it last night and colour me impressed! I might adjust the proportions slightly, but that’s the fun of mixology!
    Cheers!

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  6. GTOJack
    May 8, 2009

    Tried it last night and colour me impressed! I might adjust the proportions slightly, but that’s the fun of mixology!
    Cheers!

    Reply

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