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[Pepe] Ruiz, legendary bartender at Chasen's in Beverly Hills (with an assist from Dean Martin) invented this hot concoction in the 1960s.
The method: "Swirl a few drops of La Ina sherry in a chilled stem glass and pour it out. Squeeze a strip of orange peel into the glass and flambé it with a match. Throw away the peel. Fill glass with ice to chill again, then throw that out. Add vodka. Flambé another orange peel around the rim. Discard second burnt peel. Stir gently. Drink."
At a party at Chasen's, Sinatra once had Pepe make 65 Flames for his friends.
Pepe: "Frank, why do you do this to me?"
Frank: "I want to see if you can do it without burning down this joint."