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Yerba Santa
8-10 sage leaves, 3/4 oz. Green Chartreuse, 1 oz. Beefeater gin, 1 1/2 oz. Hidalgo La Gitana Manzanilla Sherry, 1/3 oz. lemon juice, 1/2 oz. simple syrup, 1/2 oz. orange juice, Fee Bros. Orange Bitters, Pinch of salt, Orange flower water. **Cocktail by Tim Lacey of The Drawing Room in Chicago, Finalist of the 2008 Vinos de Jerez Cocktail Competition** Place sage in a tempered mixing glass. Add 1/2 oz. of the Chartreuse. Ignite and allow to burn. In another mixing glass combine gin, Sherry, lemon juice, simple syrup, orange juice, orange bitters and salt. Shake and strain over burning sage to extinguish. Shake (in the now empty, chilled mixing glass) with new ice and pour (with ice) into a collins glass. Float the remaining 1/4 oz. of Chartreuse on top and finish with 3 or 4 drops of orange flower water.

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