Pornstar Martini Recipe

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Tell Us About The Pornstar Martini Recipe

The Pornstar Martini is the cocktail of the decade, hands down.

Up there rubbing shoulders with the Bramble and Espresso Martini it is incredibly popular in the UK and is regularly included in the world’s top cocktail lists.

It was invented by the legendary bartender, Douglas Ankrah, at The Townhouse bar in Knightsbridge in 2002.

The Pornstar Martini actually started life as the Maverick Martini, named after a bar that Ankrah had frequented in Cape Town after a recent trip.

Thankfully the name evolved into the Pornstar Martini, far more catchy and certainly a contributing factor in the cocktail’s global fame.

When asked about the inspiration behind the Pornstar Martini recipe, the bartender said it was a complete accident.

“Sometimes writing a song can take two minutes or a year. I created this in 15 minutes or less. Like how Mick and Keith wrote ‘(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction’ in 10 minutes.”

What an accident it was.

The Pornstar Martini recipe that Douglas Ankrah knocked up in that 15-minute window is the perfect mix of tart passion fruit, sweet vanilla and dry Champagne, a flavour combination that works perfectly together.

Looking back over the last ten years, the popularity of the Pornstar Martini does show how mainstream palates do favour cocktails that are not too complex or challenging.

That and the mix of theatre (in the serving of two separate drinks) and the eye-catching name shows why it’s such a hit.

Just don’t ask us what to do with the fizz. Years after it’s creation debate still rages over whether you should drink this separately, or pour it into the cocktail.

Pornstar Martini Recipe Ingredients

35ml Vanilla Vodka
15ml Passoa Liqueur
10ml Vanilla Syrup
1 Whole Passionfruit
15ml Lime Juice
50ml Prosecco or Champagne

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How to Make a Pornstar Martini Cocktail

Scoop out the flesh of a passionfruit and add to a shaker.

Measure out the rest of the ingredients, except the Champagne, and add to the shaker.

Add cubed ice to the shaker, shake for 5-10 seconds and fine strain into a martini glass.

Serve with the Champagne in a glass alongside the cocktail.


1/2 Passionfruit

Expert Tip

If you plan on making several Pornstar Martinis then we recommend buying pre-batched passionfruit and lime purees.

You can buy fruit purees online from brands such as Funkin, Monin or ODK.

What to Try Next?

Lovers of fruity, refreshing cocktails such as the Pornstar martini will love the Apple and Elderflower Martini.

A winning mix of vodka, apple juice, and sweet elderflower liqueur, it’s a delightful way to start the evening.

For for a spicy and lively vodka cocktail, why not try the Moscow Mule recipe?

The Pornstar Martini Recipe – delivered ready-to-drink

Passionfruit Martini bottled cocktail

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Crafted by our expert mixologists, our pornstar martini bottled cocktail is full of flavour and saves you the fuss! Great to give as a gift or to enjoy yourself, our bottle of passionfruit martini is a firm favourite.

Fancy making it yourself?

Pornstar Martini Cocktail Kit

Our pornstar martini cocktail making kit is the perfect way to kick start your love affair with cocktails!

The cocktail making kit is complete with everything you need to craft your very own pornstar martini, with only the best ingredients sourced by our expert mixologists.

You can give our pornstar martini set as a gift (if you can resist giving it away) or indulge yourself and have a night in.

With enough ingredients for four cocktails and premium Absolut Vodka, you’ll soon become a cocktail connoisseur with one of the world’s most loved cocktails.

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