Harry MacElhone was a man that got about. After training as barman, Prohibition hit in the USA, and he headed to Europe to mix drinks at Harry’s New York Bar in Paris. Between The Sheets was reportedly mixed at Harry’s Bar in the 1930s as a riff on the Sidecar.
Of course, there are conflicting theories, the most enchanting of which was its invention in French brothels as a an apéritif for hookers about to spend 30 minutes servicing a fat bloke with halitosis.
Between The Sheets
- 30ml cognac
- 30ml white rum
- 30ml triple sec
- 20ml lemon juice
Shake all the ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled Martini glass. Garnish with a twist of lemon.