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.
- 2 1/2 ounces vodka
- 3/4 ounce fino sherry
- 2 dashes orange bitters
- flamed orange peel
Garnish: flamed orange peel
- Add all ingredients to a mixing glass filled with ice.
- Stir until well chilled and strain into a coupe glass.
- Garnish with a flamed orange peel.