The true origin of the Between the Sheets cocktail is debated. It is usually credited to Harry MacElhone of Harry’s New York Bar in Paris, France, in the 1930s as a derivative of his popular Sidecar. However, other theories contend that it was created earlier in the 1920s at The Berkley, or in France as an apéritif in brothels for prostitutes.
A variation of Between the Sheets that uses gin instead of rum and cognac is called the “Maiden’s Prayer.”
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