How to Make a Pornstar Martini with Gin

PREP TIME 5 min

Cocktail Type

Martini

Great for

After Work

Difficulty

Easy

Close up shot of a Pornstar Martini with passionfruit garnish

This Pornstar Martini with gin recipe is a delightful spin-off of the original that takes this tongue-in-cheek drink into a juniper-tinged, herbaceous space. First poured with vanilla vodka as its base by a cheeky noughties’ bartender in the early 2000s, this flirty cocktail is a theatrical drink that is nonetheless easier to pour than it might look.

Here is your step-by-step guide to shaking up a passionfruit gin martini at home.

QUICK TIPS

01

A London Dry Gin is a great choice for this cocktail

02

If you feel iffy about the ‘pornstar’ vibe, simply call it a Passionfruit Martini

03

Choose a sweeter Prosecco if you are keen on a more fruity vibe

INGREDIENTS

MAKE FOR

1 Person

1 Oz

30 Ml

1 Parts

Bulldog Gin
1 Oz

30 Ml

1 Parts

passionfruit liqueur
0.5 Oz

15 Ml

0.5 Parts

passionfruit juice
0.5 Oz

15 Ml

0.5 Parts

lime juice, freshly squeezed
0.5 Oz

15 Ml

0.5 Parts

vanilla simple syrup
1 Oz

30 Ml

1 Parts

Prosecco (served on the side)
To garnish, a passionfruit slice per drink

INSTRUCTIONS

01

Add all ingredients except the Prosecco into a shaker with ice and shake vigorously

02

Strain into a chilled coupe glass

03

Garnish with a passion fruit slice

04

Serve with Prosecco (or any dry sparkling wine) on the side

Does passion fruit go well with gin?

Ever since gin was first invented, this singular spirit has been roped in as the backbone of countless classic mixed drinks, from summer gin cocktails, to winter gin cocktails and everything in between. It pairs especially well with fruity flavors, perhaps because the juniper berries that provide its unique taste is so fresh, woodsy and green.  

The flavor of passionfruit walks the fine line between sweet and tart and has an undeniable tropical vibe to it. We love the combination of passion fruit and a London Dry gin like Bulldog Gin because these flavors backfill one another in the most unexpected way – the green notes of the gin sidle up against the amethyst-hued aromas of the granadilla to come together in a lively, flirtatious cha-cha-cha.  

What other fruit can you add to gin?

We would go as far as to say that pretty much any fruit pairs well with gin, but there are certain fruity flavors that just really go above and beyond to create something truly special.  

The gorgeous Strawberry Basil cocktail always transports us to early summer picnics in a sunny field or garden, rich with strawberry bushes and fresh green herbs. Then there is also the Gin Bramble, with its notes of jammy sweet blackberries. Not to mention the oh-so-summery Watermelon Gin cocktail of course! 

How to make a Pink Gin Pornstar Martini

Keen to lean into the girlish vibe that underpins the Pornstar Martini even more? We double-dare you to opt for a pink gin. Typically pink gin is a dry gin flavored or infused with red fruits such as strawberries, raspberries or rhubarb. This innovative take on the classic gin profile will take your Pornstar Martini with Gin into an altogether more floral space – perfect for everything from bachelorette parties, to summer soirees, and more.  

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Douglas Ankrah, mixologist, bar consultant and co-founder of the LAB (London Academy of Bartenders) created the cocktail in the early 2000s in London. He named it as such because the drink was inspired by the perfume of a dancer, and he thought it was what a pornstar would order.

It's up to you, but purists say you should scoop out and eat the passionfruit garnish, drink the Prosecco, then sip the cocktail at your leisure.

Passionfruit can be combined with gin to make a flirty, tropical Pornstar Martini with Gin.