Flame of Love Cocktail
By Robert Hess
This drink was created by Pepe Ruiz, bartender at Chasen’s in Beverly Hills. Dean Martin had apparently grown tired of the same Martini over and over again, and asked Pepe for something different. This is the drink Pepe came up with.
2 oz Vodka
Splash of fino sherry
Coat a chilled martini glass with the sherry and pour out the excess.
Flame several orange peels into the glass (about 8 times).
Stir the vodka with ice, then strain into the glass.
Squeeze an orange peel over the drink and then rub it around the rim to coat it well.