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Valentine’s Day Cocktail: Pornstar Martini Recipe

Pornstar Martini | Image: Buzz Cat

You can’t look past the name, it is what gets many curious. It is said that the creator of the drink, bartender Douglas Ankrah, thought pornstar martini was what a porn star would order; other stories hold that he was inspired by the smell of a stripper’s perfume.


Whatever the case might be, this crowd-pleasing combination of vanilla and passion fruit accompanied by a shot of sparkling wine has been adopted by bars from all over the world since it was created at London’s Townhouse bar in the early 2000s.

1½ ounces vanilla-flavoured vodka
½ ounce passion fruit liqueur
1 ounce passion fruit puree
½ ounce lime juice, freshly squeezed
½ ounce vanilla simple syrup
2 ounces sparkling wine, chilled
Garnish: 1/2 passion fruit

Pornstar Martini | Image: The Nosey Chef

Add all ingredients except sparkling wine into a shaker with ice and shake vigorously until well-chilled.
Strain into a chilled coupe glass.
Garnish with a passion fruit half.
Serve with a sparkling wine sidecar (on the side).

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