How to make the Flame of Love cocktail


Did you know the Flame of Love was one of Dean Martin's favorite drinks? Tired of drinking the same martini over and over again, he asked bartender Pepe Ruiz for something different. Here, cocktail expert Robert Hess shows you how to make the drink Pepe came up with.

How to make the Flame of Love cocktail RECIPE

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.
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  • Robert Hess

    Robert Hess Author & Mixologist Robert Hess is a co-founder of the Museum of the American Cocktail in Las Vegas, and the author of The Essential Bartender’s Guide: How to Make Truly Great Cocktails. more about this expert »

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