The Between the Sheets recipe adds one additional ingredient to the Sidecar classic cocktail. This recipe uses Benedictine as an additional sweetener, lessening the need for sugared rim as called for in the Sidecar.
The aroma in this cocktail is spectacular, but even more so with flamed orange peel. Between the Sheets is light yet warming in the afterglow. I like to use Hennessy cognac for rich, decadent flavor. It is a terrific accompaniment to Cointreau.
If you love the classic Sidecar, then you will most like find Between the Sheets equally lovable.
Between the Sheets
1-1/2 ounce Hennessy Cognac
1/2 ounce Benedictine
1/2 ounce Cointreau Orange Liqueur
3/4 ounce Fresh Lemon Juice
Flamed Orange Peel
Combine liquid ingredients in a mixing tin with ice. Shake to chill. Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with flamed orange peel.
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