Flame of Love

Adapted from Pepe Ruiz, 1970, Chasen's | Los Angeles

The Flame of Love was created by bartender Pepe Ruiz in 1970 for Dean Martin at West Hollywood’s former celebrity hangout, Chasen’s. A variation of the Valencia Martini, Ruiz’s spin adds flamboyant flair by expressing orange oil through a match flame for a dramatic finish. We’ve adapted ours with bit more sherry and some orange bitters, but just as much showmanship.


Serving: 1

  • 2 1/2 ounces vodka
  • 3/4 ounce fino sherry
  • 2 dashes orange bitters
  • flamed orange peel

Garnish: flamed orange peel

  1. Add all ingredients to a mixing glass filled with ice.
  2. Stir until well chilled and strain into a coupe glass.
  3. Garnish with a flamed orange peel.

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