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Between The Sheets Cocktail


The between the sheets cocktail is a drink made with orange liqueur, rum, cognac, and lemon juice.

The Sidecar, a pre-Prohibition favorite, features cognac and orange liqueur. It is still a popular choice at bars and homes all over the globe. Now for today's star, the Between the Sheets, if you like the Sidecar. You will love this!

Between The Sheets Cocktail Story

The cocktail is believed to have been created in Paris somewhere in the 1920s at Harry MacElhone new york bar. MacElhone contributed many other classics to the world of cocktails, such as the White Lady or the Old Pal. Drinkers will always be grateful for his contributions.

Although it starts out as a Sidecar, the Between the Sheets is a Sidecar that gets a little more light rum. It also skips the sugared rim. The two-spirit base adds complexity by combining the rich oak and fruit notes from cognac with dry, tropical notes in light rum. You don't have to buy expensive bottles, but you can get high-quality bottles. I personally used the V.S.O.P. in my cocktail! The rum you can leave unaged and for the triple sec, use a deep rich one.

Fun fact: The between the sheets cocktail is an IBA official cocktail!

Between The Sheets

An IBA cocktail that is closely related to the sidecar!


5 from 3 votes
Course: Cocktail, Drink
Cuisine: French
Prep Time: 1 minute
Mix Time: 1 minute
Servings: 1 Serving(s)


  • 30 ml White Rum
  • 30 ml Orange Liqueur
  • 30 ml Cognac
  • 30 ml Lemon Juice


  • Add ice to your shaker.
  • Add all the ingredients to your shaker.
  • Shake it cold!
  • Strain into your cocktail glass.

Video Instructions

Calories: 238kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 41mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 2IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 1mg
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