Saturday, February 09, 2013

Guest Bram Meehan: Between the Sheets

Refreshing Beverage of the Week

Despite the name, which may make you think of the worst of the double entendre drinks of the '80s and '90s, this cocktail has its origins the Prohibition era, probably at Harry's New York Bar in Paris.

It's a variation on the Sidecar. The combination of two base spirits would've been unusual at the time, but with all the new interesting rums available now, it opens up a new world of experimentation.

1 ounce Cognac or brandy
1 ounce rum (white, in the original recipe, but feel free to try something else)
1 ounce Cointreau
1/2 ounce lemon juice

Combine ingredients and shake well with cracked ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass (optionally, with rim coated in lemon juice and sugar) and garnish with a lemon peel.