Between the Sheets

One of the drinks for yesterday was a "Guggenheim", which my calendar describes as a variation of the Between the Sheets cocktail. It's a simple recipe, the kind I like: equal parts gin, brandy, and cointreau. The first sip or so, I wasn't sure I'd make it to the bottom of the glass. The taste just didn't do it for me. But as I sipped a little more, it started to grow on me as the taste of the cointreau came through. Needless to say, I made it to the bottom.

I decided tonight to try the original, the Sex and the Country Between the Sheets. Same recipe except for light rum instead of gin and a little lemon juice. I was looking at other recipes for it online: it's interesting how recipes for the same drink vary: equal part lemon juice here, other tweaks of proportions there. One site suggested substituting a fruit brandy, which probably would bring a little more flavor.

In the end, I don't like the rum version much better than the gin, though that didn't stop me from drinking all of it. Can't let the cointreau go to waste.

It was a lot better than the other drink yesterday: Irish creme liqueur with lime juice, let it curdle, down it in one gulp. Silly me, I followed my usual philosophy that more is better and used 2 ounces of the Irish creme instead of 1. You get a lot of limey tasting curdled creme product. Like a jello shot without the jello. At least no jello went to waste.