Flame the Drink for the Fire of Life

by Gaz Regan · Friday, December 14th, 2012 · Quotes

“To begin with, you take two ounces of Stolichnaya–80 or 100 proof, depending entirely on the weight of your pelotas–which you pour over ice, You then drop in a Greek black olive for the bitter of life, and rim the glass with orange rind for the sweet of life.  You then flame the drink for the fire of life and, although the flame lasts for but a second, in your body the fire will burn for hours.  With or without the match, you still wind up with the world’s greatest martini.”  Playboy, July, 1979.   (Author Joseph Wambaugh speaking of a martini that he had created with his friend, Peter Monahan.)

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