Categories
Cocktail Recipes

The Porn Star Martini

The Porn Star Martini is exactly what it sounds like—an evocative, delicious cocktail that is the definition of extra. Vanilla and Passionfruit come together perfectly to create your new favorite order.

Created in 2002 by Douglass Ankrah at the Townhouse Bar in Knightsbridge, this cocktail is everything you’d want in a drink. Complex, a little sweet, a chaser of chilled champagne—what’s not to love? The Porn Star Martini is the most popular cocktail in the UK and is gradually gaining fame in the United States. Ankrah describes the drinks as “pure indulgence, sexy, fun, and evocative” and I cannot help but agree.

The vanilla and passionfruit combination creates a complex but approachable flavor profile. This makes it perfect as a beginner cocktail for your friends and family who want to explore the cocktail world but aren’t quite ready to branch out into unknown spirits quite yet.


Porn Star Martini

2 oz Vodka

1 1/2 oz Passionfruit Puree

3/4 oz Lime

2 tsp Vanilla Syrup

Chilled Champagne or Prosecco

  1. Combine all ingredients into a shaker tin without ice. Give it a good shake without ice, about 20 seconds.
  2. Add ice to the shaker. Shake well until frosty, about 40-50 seconds.
  3. Double strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with half of a passionfruit.
  4. Pour a shot of chilled champagne. Enjoy side-by-side with the cocktail or as a chaser after you’ve finished the drink.

The Porn Star Martini is, in my mind, perfectly suited to be transformed into a Pisco Sour riff. The vanilla and fruit flavors complement the sweet grape nose of the pisco, and the egg white folds into the thick passionfruit to create a silky, sensual cocktail.

Porn Star Pisco Sour

1 1/2 oz Pisco

1/2 oz Vodka

1 oz Passionfruit Puree

1/2 oz lime

1/2 oz lemon

1/2 oz Vanilla Syrup

1 egg white (about 3/4 to 1 oz)

  1. Combine all ingredients into a shaker tin without ice. Give it a good shake without ice to thicken the egg white foam, about 30 seconds.
  2. Add ice to the shaker. Shake well until frosty, about 50 seconds.
  3. Strain directly into a coupe glass. Garnish with either a lemon peel or a dash of angostura bitters.
  4. Pour a shot of chilled champagne. Enjoy side-by-side with the cocktail or as a chaser after you’ve finished the drink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s