51. Cocktail of the Week: too sexy

For the final installment of Cocktail of the Week, I am not going to dedicate this drink to a veteran smoker, but more to something that involves smoking. We all are familiar with the “after-love-making” scenes in movies, where they show the couple smoking cigarettes while wrapped up in sheets. A lot of times I notice very blatant product placement, like in Mad Men whenever Donald Draper, played by Jon Hamm, smokes his after-session cigarette he reaches for his pack of Lucky Strikes. From Camel, even to our beloved Marlboro, I have seen all brand names waiting on the side table.
So what if we stuck a Marlboro Sky cigarette in their hands? What would that do? I think it would help allow people to visualize this bizarre electronic cigarette as something that is just as useful as a regular cigarette. It is not just for those who are trying to quit, but it is for anybody who needs their nicotine kick but without all the hassle of buying packs regularly or inhaling that much pollution.

So for this cocktail of the week I am not inventing a new drink, I am going to show you how to make a classic drink in honor of the classic movie & television scene I just talked about..

How to make “Between the Sheets”
you will need…
– brandy
– Bicardi Rum
– Cointreau
– a lemon
So once you have gathered all of your ingredients, you will need to grab your cocktail shaker and fill it with ice. The take 1 oz of Bicardi white rum, and 1 oz of Cointreau, and 1 oz of the brandy of your choice. In this case I chose to use Christian Brothers brandy, it is a nice mid-shelf liquor that neutralizes the other sweeter elements of the drink.
After adding the first three ingredients, take a lemon, slice it in half and juice it into the shaker. For this recipe, DO NOT add the pulp.
Shake all ingredients vigorously and strain into a martini glass.
Final step
Once you have strained the drink into a martini glass, garnish the drink with a little ribbon of lemon & there you go!
This drink is a sexy classic, just like Marlboro.


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