How to Make a Pornstar Martini

PREP TIME 5 min

Cocktail Type

Martini

Great for

Vodka

Difficulty

Medium

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Pornstar Martini Cocktails

With its cheeky name, it’s no wonder the Pornstar Martini is such a crowd-pleaser. This noughties-origin cocktail is a saucy conversation starter for sure! However, it’s the drink’s singular combination of passionfruit, vanilla, and zesty lime flavors, that has made it a favorite among newbie drinkers and mixology enthusiasts alike.

 

QUICK TIPS

01

If you can’t find passionfruit liqueur, you can substitute with Grand Marnier.

02

If you can’t find fresh passionfruit, you can garnish your cocktail with a lemon twist.

03

Don’t have a shaker? A mason jar with a lid will do the trick.

INGREDIENTS

MAKE FOR

1 Person

1 Oz

30 Ml

1 Parts

SKYY Infusions Vanilla vodka
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)
Passionfruit slice to garnish

INSTRUCTIONS

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

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Strain into a chilled coupe glass

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Garnish with a passion fruit slice

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

Why the name, though?

The now-famous cocktail was created in the early 2000s by bartender Douglas Ankrah. This visionary decided to combine three of the most popular flavors of the time (vodka, Prosecco, and passionfruit) in one drink. According to urban legend, Ankrah actually initially named the cocktail the ‘Maverick’. This name was inspired by the moniker of a ‘gentlemen’s club’ in Cape Town, where he was beguiled by a stripper’s perfume.

However, the name didn’t quite take off, so he renamed the fruity Martini, which is served with a shot. Wanting something provocative, he chose ‘Pornstar Martini’ because he said it looks like something a pornstar would order. Whether you believe this slightly tall tale or not, the cocktail certainly has star appeal. It’s no wonder it’s consistently featured on the world’s best cocktail lists.

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How to make & drink a Pornstar Martini

This drink may seem a little tricky to shake up at home, we know. However, even though there is a certain amount of theater in the mix, it’s easier than you might think. All you need are SKYY Vanilla Vodka, passionfruit liqueur, fresh passionfruit purèe, lime juice, a cocktail shaker filled with ice, and a chilled cocktail glass. Oh, and some bubbly, of course!

Unlike the Classic Martini, the Pornstar is a Martini in name (and glass) only. Served with a Prosecco sidecar, it’s not your typical martini experience. So how do you drink it?

For the most part, people toss the Prosecco into the cocktail and drink everything together. Others enjoy the Prosecco in between sips of the Martini. Some say you should knock back the sidecar after the cocktail. And then there are the ‘purists’ who say that the only way to drink a Pornstar Martini is to scoop out and eat the passionfruit garnish, drink the Prosecco, and then sip the cocktail at your leisure. Which way will you enjoy it?

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Creator Douglas Ankrah thought it was what a pornstar would order.

Douglas Ankrah, mixologist, bar consultant and co-founder of the LAB (London Academy of Bartenders) created the cocktail in the early 2000s in London.

It's a refreshing, summery blend of passionfruit, vanilla and zesty lime flavors.

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.

Its cheeky name and enduring novelty factor make it the ultimate glam party drink. Think NYE, rooftop garden parties, or any occasion that requires you bring your sparkle!