I made this drink for my friend and music buddy Celeste Olds. She was about to sing jazz tunes on stage as a featured act for the first time. I thought she should have a drink named after her to mark the occasion.


2 oz. Vodka
1 0z. Extra Dry Vermouth
1/2 tsp. Coffee Pecan Bitters
1/2 tsp. Fine Baking Sugar
Flamed Lemon Peel

Dump everything but the lemon peel into a shaker with 3 ice cubes. Shake it lightly, then strain into a martini glass. Garnish with the flamed lemon peel.