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Pornstar Martini

Cotswold Cocktail School - Pornstar Martini Cocktail Recipe

ABV 15% / 3 alcoholic units

Primary spirit: Vodka

A Brief History of the Pornstar Martini

The origins of the Pornstar Martini can be traced back to London in the early 2000s. It was created by legendary bartender Douglas Ankrah, who crafted this cocktail to be both sophisticated and provocative. Its name, inspired by its seductive flavour profile, has contributed to its iconic status in the world of mixology.

Taste and Flavour Profile

The Pornstar Martini is a hedonistic delight for the senses. It tantalises the palate with a fusion of flavours with passion fruit at its core. This cocktail boasts the exotic and seductive taste of passion fruit with its sweet-tart notes providing a sensual foundation for the drink. Vanilla-infused vodka adds a smooth and creamy dimension, enhancing the cocktail's overall sweetness and depth. A hint of citrus, often from fresh lime juice or sometimes lemon juice, lends a bright and zesty contrast to the rich sweetness of the passion fruit and vanilla. The garnish, typically a shot of  of Prosecco, elevates the Pornstar Martini's decadence. It's an invitation to savour both the cocktail and the Prosecco's effervescent bubbles simultaneously.

The result is a cocktail that's as alluring as it is delightful—a captivating journey through a world of flavours.

Food Pairings

To complement the sensual allure of the Pornstar Martini, consider these indulgent food pairings:

  • Oysters: The briny and luxurious flavours of oysters harmonise beautifully with the cocktail's sweetness.
  • Sushi: The fresh, clean flavours of sushi provide a delightful contrast to the cocktail's complexity.
  • Cheese Platter: Creamy and aged cheeses, along with fresh fruit and nuts, offer a delectable accompaniment.
  • Desserts: Pair your Pornstar Martini with rich, decadent desserts like chocolate fondue, crème brûlée, or a passion fruit tart for an extra layer of indulgence.

Difficulty rating - Easy

Choose your ingredients wisely…. If made well it can be tart and lip smackingly good, however if made badly it can be overpoweringly candyfloss sweet.

Bar Equipment

  • Boston shaker
  • Coupe glass & shot glass
  • Jigger
  • Bar spoon


  • 50ml Vanilla vodka
  • 1 ½ passion fruits
  • 15ml Passion fruit liqueur
  • 15ml Vanilla syrup
  • 15ml Freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Ice
  • Garnish: Half a passion fruit
  • Side: Optional shot of BRUT Champagne/BRUT Prosecco


  • Half the passion fruits, scoop out the seeds and flesh of 1 fruit into a shaker
  • Add all other ingredients (except Champagne/Prosecco) with ice and shake vigorously
  • Strain into a coupe glass
  • Garnish: Float half a passion fruit
  • Optional - serve with shot of BRUT Champagne/BRUT Prosecco on the side

What's the best Vodka for a Pornstar Martini?

The best vodka for a Pornstar Martini is typically a premium-quality, unflavoured vodka. Here's why unflavoured vodka is the preferred choice for this cocktail:

  • Clean and Neutral Flavor: Unflavoured vodka has a clean and neutral flavour profile. It does not introduce additional flavours or aromas that could overpower or interfere with the distinctive taste of the passion fruit and vanilla in the Pornstar Martini. This neutrality allows the other ingredients to shine.
  • Smoothness: Premium unflavoured vodkas are known for their smooth and refined character. This smoothness complements the cocktail's overall elegance and sophistication, creating a well-balanced drink.
  • Versatility: Unflavoured vodka is highly versatile and pairs well with a wide range of cocktail ingredients. It serves as a versatile canvas for mixologists to craft various cocktails, including the Pornstar Martini.
  • Quality: Using a high-quality vodka enhances the overall quality and taste of the cocktail. The purity of premium vodka ensures that you're starting with a top-notch base spirit.

While unflavoured vodka is the classic and recommended choice for a Pornstar Martini, some variations of the cocktail may call for flavoured vodka, such as vanilla vodka, to intensify the vanilla notes in the drink. However, these variations may alter the cocktail's flavour profile, so it's essential to experiment and adjust the recipe to your taste preferences.

Vodkas clean and neutral flavour allows the passion fruit and vanilla to take centre stage, resulting in a balanced and elegant cocktail that highlights the artistry of mixology.

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