Cocktail Cabinet of the Apocalypse: #14 The Chastity Flame

by Katemandi, Last Girl on Earth

What’s better than a kick ass role model? A kick ass role model with her own cocktail! Yes, it’s the Chastity Flame, based on the super sexy spy (or do we call them ‘governmental operatives’ now?) created by C. Margery Kempe. I’ll let her tell you about it:

If you want to bevvy up for the apocalypse, here’s a little drink you can try out. It first appeared in the Noble Romance Christmas Bonus Recipe Book. I was inspired by the wise words of one of my literary inspirations: 

“Never despise a drink because it is easy to make.”
~ Kingsley Amis, Everyday Drinking


When I created Chastity Flame, my sexy government agent, of course I had Ian Fleming’s Bond in the back of my head. While working on the sequel, Lush Situation (which draws its name from Richard Hamilton’s piece, of course), I decided that Chas needed a drink just as memorable as Bond’s “shaken not stirred” martini. Et voilá! I give you

The Chastity Flame:

2 measures gin (I recommend Boodle’s or Tanqueray Rangpur)
1 measure vodka ( I recommend Zubrowka, Reyka or Stoli)
A generous dash of bitters (is there any but Angostura that will do?)
Lime garnish

Pour all the ingredients into a shaker with plenty of ice, but don’t dawdle or it will get dilluted. Strain the chilled contents into martini glass — or a tumbler if you’re a heathen. Garnish with a lime slice and a shot of lime juice if you like that sort of thing (I do). It should be the color of Chastity’s amber eyes and be rather lethal, but then again, so is its inspiration. A perfect accompaniment for a stimulating book.

Or even the apocalypse!

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