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Porn Star Martini Cocktail Recipe

Provocative in name and explosive in flavor, the Porn Star Martini is a popular modern classic.

And for good reason! It’s a sinfully delicious sweet-and-sour passion fruit drink. 

It features vanilla vodka and plenty of sweet-tart fruity flavor. Plus, it’s usually served with a sidecar of Prosecco. How fun!

Porn star martini and Prosecco garnished with passion fruit served on a wooden tray.
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Why Is It Called a Porn Star Martini?

London-based, Ghanaian-born bartender Douglas Ankrha is the creator of this one.

The Porn Star Martini was originally called The Maverick, after a gentleman’s club in Cape Town.

But the creator changed the name to its now-infamous moniker because it “looks like something a porn star would drink.”

And the fun (yet controversial) title stuck. 

Ankrha may be a bit of a shock artist, but it clearly works in his favor. The Porn Star Martini is one of the most popular cocktails in the UK to this day. 

Foamy porn star martini with passion fruit cut in halves floating on top and a glass of Prosecco served on a wooden tray.

Ingredients

I’ve seen a few variations on this recipe, and they’re all delish! But here’s what the original calls for:

  • Vanilla Vodka- This forms the base of the martini. Vanilla and passion fruit are a match made in flavor heaven. 
  • Passoã- A sweet, delicious passion fruit liqueur. Vanilla vodka may be the main ingredient, but Passoã is the star! 
  • Passion Fruit Puree- For an extra burst of passion fruit goodness.  
  • Lime Juice- It has to be fresh for the right touch of brightness.
  • Vanilla Syrup- For flavor and to balance the tartness of the passion fruit puree and lime juice.
  • Passion Fruit- You need 1/2 a fresh passion fruit for the garnish. Float it right in the martini with all the tasty insides facing up. 
  • Prosecco– An effervescent, fruity, and slightly dry counterpart to the sweet martini. 

How To Make a Porn Star Martini

If you’ve never tried a Porn Star Martini before, get ready to fall in love.

It’s nothing like a robust Dirty Martini or powerful Espresso Martini. Instead, it’s super sweet and chock-full of fruity goodness.

Here’s how to make it:

1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the vanilla vodka, Passoã, passion fruit puree, lime juice, and vanilla simple syrup.

2. Shake it vigorously for about 20-30 seconds or until the shaker feels cold.

3. Strain the liquid into a chilled coupe glass. Float the half passion fruit on top, cut side up, as a garnish.

4. Serve with a shot glass of Prosecco on the side. Enjoy!

Three glasses of foamy porn star martini with passion fruit slice in half garnish on top.

How To Drink a Porn Star Martini

Unlike a traditional martini, the Porn Star is not served in a martini glass. Instead, you serve it in a chilled coupe glass.

The “official” way to drink it is to alternate taking sips of the martini and Prosecco – ending with the martini.

I’ve also heard some people say you should eat the fruit first. Then, sip the cocktail and finish with the shot of Prosecco.

Or, take a few sips of the martini, then pour the Prosecco into the glass to make it bubbly.

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I’ve done all three, and it’s tasty no matter how you drink it!

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Porn Star Martini

Course: DrinksCuisine: British
Servings

1

servings
Prep time

5

minutes
Calories

224

kcal

The Porn Star Martini is a popular modern classic with explosive flavor. You’ll love the sinfully delicious sweet-and-sour taste and bright color.

Ingredients

  • Porn Star Martini
  • ice

  • 1 1/2 ounces vanilla vodka

  • 1/2 ounce Passoã

  • 1 ounce passion fruit puree

  • 1/2 ounce lime juice, freshly squeezed

  • 1/2 ounce vanilla simple syrup

  • Passion fruit slice, for garnish (optional)

  • 1 shot Prosecco, served on the side

  • Vanilla Simple Syrup Recipe
  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • 1 cup water

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Porn Star Martini
  • In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine the vanilla vodka, Passoã, passion fruit puree, lime juice, and vanilla simple syrup.
  • Shake vigorously for 20-30 seconds or until the shaker feels cold.
  • Strain the liquid into a chilled coupe glass. Float the half passion fruit on top (cut side up) as a garnish.
  • Serve the cocktail with a shot glass of Prosecco on the side. Enjoy!
  • Vanilla Simple Syrup Recipe
  • In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the sugar and water. Stir until the sugar has completely dissolved.
  • Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract.
  • Allow the simple syrup to cool, then transfer to an airtight container or bottle.
  • Store in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 weeks.

Notes

  • Use fresh passion fruit. Instead of puree, use the flesh and seeds from a fresh passion fruit. Simply scoop them into the shaker, then follow the recipe as is.
  • Always start with a cold coupe glass. Freeze it or fill it with ice water for a few minutes. Empty the glass if you’re using the ice water method.
Porn Star Martini Cocktail Recipe

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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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