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Pornstar Martini Recipe

What is now one the most popular cocktails in the UK, the Pornstar Martini was invented in 2002 at The Townhouse bar in Knightsbridge by founder Douglas Ankrah who is also the founder of the LAB (London Academy of Bartending) bar.

He originally named the cocktail the Maverick Martini but later changed the name to the Pornstar Martini because “it’s pure indulgence, sexy, fun and evocative”.

What’s in a pornstar martini?

The pornstar martini cocktail is a sweet and zingy vodka-based drink made with vanilla and passionfruit.

Although it is almost always included in lists of Prosecco cocktails, the Prosecco doesn’t actually go inside the cocktail, but rather, by its side. Don’t worry, the Pornstar Martini recipe is still a quick one to put together.

Pornstar martini ingredients

  • 50ml/1.5oz Vanilla Vodka (such as Absolut)
  • 20m/3/4/ozl Passion Fruit Liquor (such as Passoã)
  • 20ml/3/4oz Vanilla Syrup
  • 30ml/1oz Passionfruit Puree
  • 15ml/half oz Freshly Squeezed Lime
  • Passion Fruit Slice
  • Desiderio N°1 Prosecco Brut

How to make a pornstar martini

Mix together all of the above ingredients (except the Prosecco) in a cocktail shaker with ice, then serve in a martini glass with a passionfruit slice garnish. Serve a chilled shot glass of Prosecco on the side.

How to drink a pornstar martini

While many people believe that the shot of Prosecco should be poured in with the rest of the cocktail, the best way is to drink the Prosecco first.