Between the Sheets Cocktail Recipe

by Mama Loves A Drink

This saucy-sounding number is a fun one to quickly pull together the next time you are throwing a dinner party.

It’s an adaption to the classic Sidecar recipe, believed to have originated out of Harry’s New York Bar in Paris. You can substitute brandy for cognac and play around a little with the proportions if you prefer your cocktails a little less sour.

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A orange liquer cocktail with lemon twist

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Tools you will need to make Between the Sheets

  • Cocktail shaker with strainer
  • Lemon peeler or channel knife
  • Ice cubes
  • Jigger
  • Your choice of glass – a coupe or martini style glass work best

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Yield: 1 serve

Between the Sheets Cocktail Recipe

Citrus orange cocktail with lemon twist

A fun little cocktail you can easily through together with some home bar staples for a simple and satisfying dinner party treat.

Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 4 minutes


  • 30ml Brandy (Cognac)
  • 30ml Light Rum
  • 30ml Triple Sec
  • 15ml lemon juice
  • Lemon or orange twist to garnish


  1. Pour all ingredients into the cocktail shaker with ice
  2. Shake well
  3. Strain and pour into cocktail glasses


If you find this mix a little sour, slightly reduce the lemon and add pinch of cane sugar to sweeten it up.

As with any fine cocktail, the better your ingredients, the better the result. Do use fresh lemon juice, not bottled, and go for an upper-range rum and Triple Sec (avoid anything too cheap and syrupy).

It’s a cocktail made for delicate sipping as it is quite strong.

Mama Loves A Drink advocates quality over quantity. Always drink responsibly!

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