Between The Sheets No.1 (gin + rum + triple sec)

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Discerning Drinkers (60 ratings)

Garnish:

Lemon zest twist

How to make:

SHAKE all ingredients with ice and fine strain into chilled glass.

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Review:

Light rum and gin freshened and invigorated with citrus. This is the bright, youthful warm-up act of the Between the Sheets trilogy.

Variant:

The modern-day Between The Sheets is light rum and cognac-based, but three versions span this cocktail's history:
No. 1 - dry gin + light white rum + triple sec + lemon juice
No. 2 - brandy + dry gin + triple sec + lemon juice
No. 3 - brandy + light white rum + triple sec + lemon juice

History:

The first known recipe for Between The Sheets cocktail appeared in Frank Shay's 1929 Drawn From Wood and this calls for equal parts gin, rum and triple sec. (Whereas the Between the Sheets No. 3, the version that has become the modern-day standard is with brandy in place of gin.)

BETWEEN THE SHEETS
(Make one for the lady too)
One part Gin
One part Bacardi
One part Cointreau
Ice, shake and strain

Frank Shay, 1929

Alcohol content:

  • 1.6 standard drinks
  • 27.47% alc./vol. (54.94° proof)
  • 22 grams of pure alcohol
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