Porn Star Martini in a Glass

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The Porn Star Martini… named the UK’s favourite cocktail in 2019. Despite the questionable name, it’s a great year-round cocktail. Refreshing enough for warm summer months, and fancy enough that it’s great for the festive season. This recipe is made without Passoa (which is a standard ingredient for most) without reducing any of the taste. But it also includes directions for making it with as well.

What is a Porn Star Martini?

This cocktail is a delicious mix of passionfruit, vodka and vanilla. It was invented in 1999 in a London bar. The name was meant to signify a confident, powerful and sexy drink, rather than simply to be controversial. Although I’m sure it was a purposeful mixture of both.

The cocktail is not really a relative of the standard martini (it doesn’t actually contain vermouth). They are both served in martini glasses though. Needless to say, it’s popularity has exploded over the years, and you’ll find it in bars worldwide.

What are the ingredients?

This cocktail includes fresh passionfruit, vodka, passionfruit juice, vanilla essence and lime juice. It’s served up with a small glass or shot of prosecco on the side. Traditionally champagne was used, but I actually prefer the drier taste of prosecco.

You may have noted that I make this without Passoa, which is a passionfruit flavoured liquor and a standard ingredient. I just simply don’t buy it often because it’s a little sweet for me, so it ends up sitting in the cupboard for years. However, you can make this with passionfruit juice instead, and a little extra vodka and it tastes just as great! However, I’ve included the directions below for both variations.

Some recipes also use vanilla vodka. You can achieve the same result with standard vodka and a little vanilla essence.

Prepared Porn Star Martini

How do you make it?

This recipe is very simple to make. Simply halve a fresh passionfruit and scoop out the seeds and place in a cocktail shaker. Add vodka, passionfruit juice, freshly squeezed lime and ice and shake furiously for 10 seconds. Strain into frozen martini glasses and serve with half a passionfruit for garnish.

The drink is also served with a cold shot of champagne on the side (although I prefer prosecco). It’s intended that you sip the cocktail and the champagne in alteration so it serves as more of a palette cleanser. Some people pour it straight into the drink or actually take it as a ‘down in one’ shot. If you’re trying to look like you know what you are doing, then don’t do that…

Substitutions

As mentioned a couple of times, I use prosecco instead of champagne when I make porn star martinis. I actually prefer good quality prosecco, but really use whichever you prefer.

This recipe uses passionfruit juice instead of Passoa (passionfruit liquor). However, you can use Passoa if you have it in. I’ve included how to adjust the amounts in the recipe below.

You can also use vanilla vodka and omit the vanilla essence in the recipe.

Looking for other great cocktail recipes? Check out this easy mojito recipe or, if you want something sans-alcohol, this frozen strawberry daiquiri mocktail.

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Porn Star Martini in a Glass

Porn Star Martini


  • Author: caroline
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Description

The Porn Star Martini is a decadent, fruity and delicious cocktail. Refreshing enough for warm summer evenings, yet special enough for the festive season. This recipe uses passionfruit juice instead of liquor. 

The default recipe serves 1.


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Ingredients

  • 1 passionfruit
  • 50ml vodka
  • 60ml (or 4 tbsp) passionfruit juice
  • 2 drops vanilla essence
  • 1 lime, juice only
  • 1 shot prosecco
  • handful ice

Porn Star Martini Ingredients


Instructions

1. Cut the passionfruit in half and scoop the seeds from one half into a cocktail shaker

2. Add the vodka, passionfruit juice, vanilla essence, lime and ice into the shaker and shake furiously for around 10 seconds

Preparing Porn Star Martini in a cocktail shaker

3. Strain and pour into a martini glass and garnish with the remaining passionfruit half. Serve with a shot of prosecco on the side


Notes

  1. Feel free to use champagne instead of prosecco (which is actually the traditional recipe)
  2. If you want to use Passoa (passionfruit liquor) instead of passionfruit juice then reduce the vodka amount to 35ml and replace the passionfruit juice with Passoa
  3. If you use vanilla vodka instead of regular vodka then omit the vanilla essence
  4. For best results place the glasses in the freezer for a few minutes before serving, or fill with ice for a few minutes and tip out when you are about to pour the drinks. 
  • Category: Cocktail
  • Method: Drink
  • Cuisine: British

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 195
  • Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 17g
  • Protein: 1g

Keywords: cocktail, vodka, drink, passionfruit

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