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February 02, 2022 2 min read


The Pornstar Martini

In this week’s blog we are getting up close and personal with the Pornstar Martini also known as a Passionfruit Martini. It’s one of our bestsellers and recently knocked the Mojito off the top spot as the UK’s favourite cocktail! So grab a drink and relax, as we discover a bit more about this fruity drink with the cheeky name, a delicious recipe and if you can’t be bothered with the faff a fantastic pre-mixed cocktail.

The cocktail began its life in 2002, created by Douglas Ankrah, a bartender at the famous Lab bar in London, where he was developing a cocktail for the Townhouse Bar. He got his inspiration from a drink he had while in a bar in Cape Town, South Africa.

When developing the cocktail Ankrah wanted to create a drink that was bold, playful and sexy. Initially called the Maverick Cocktail, it underwent a name change to the Pornstar Martini. “The drink is very evocative and tantalising. I called it Pornstar because I thought it was something that a pornstar would drink. There's nothing sexual there,” he said in an interview with The Buyer Net.

It may not be the most sophisticated, but this sweet and easy drinking cocktail ticks all of the boxes when it comes to fun. Shaken, alluring passionfruit and garnished with a shot of prosecco. What you do with the prosecco is up to you, either have a shot before enjoying your drink or you can add it to the cocktail, balancing out that sweetness and enhancing the fruity flavours.  

We stock the Shake n Serve cocktails that come in a range of styles, one being the Passionfruit Martini aka the Pornstar Martini. It is perfect for those wanting to serve hassle-free cocktails. It comes already bottled, perfectly mixed with high quality vodka, passion fruit, and lime juice. All you need to do is chill and pour into a glass of your choice. Want some extra fun? Pour it into a cocktail shaker with ice, shake and serve to create a beautiful foam. Again, feel free to serve with a shot of prosecco, either drinking alongside or adding to the drink.

Strawberry and Vanilla Pornstar Martini

We love creating twists on classic cocktails using the fantastic products we stock. This time we are using Brisa Marina Strawberry and Vanilla Vodka Liqueur to give a fresh summer take.

To a cocktail shaker filled with ice add the pulp of the passion fruit, Brisa Marina, Passoa, lime juice and syrup and shake. Fine strain into a chilled coupe glass. Pour the shot of prosecco separately and enjoy!

We would love to see your cocktail adventures, either making your own or pre-mixed ones. So remember to tag us in your photos on social media or even share your own recipes! 

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