Hello. Hi. Welcome to the post that will probably get the most search engine hits ever. And also the highest number of people leaving bitterly disappointed.
Just so we’re clear? It’s a cocktail.
If you’ve come here for ANYTHING except a martini?
Then this is not for you.
Don’t even stay around to comment on how upset you are. Just form an orderly queue at the door and leave. Quietly.
And delete your search engine history.
Okay, so now that all the perverts are gone lets talk about the Pornstar Martini. Vanilla Vodka. Passionfruit Liqueur. Lime. Passionfruit. With some sparkling wine on the side.
It’s the best! Which is why I don’t understand how it took me so long to taste one! I had my first Pornstar Martini in London this year! Which is kind of appropriate because that’s where they were invented back in 2002 by Douglas Ankrah at the Townhouse Bar in Knightsbridge which is again appropriate because that’s where I was staying. Knightsbridge not the bar! Despite all this synchronicity I had my first Pornstar Martini at an All Bar One in the West End. Thank you Monica for the introduction to what has become my favourite cocktail.
I knew right from the start that I wanted to blog this drink! It is just soooo good! Sweet from the vanilla vodka, tangy from the passionfruit and lime, with a crisp finish from the sparkling wine! It’s also very festive so perfect for the season. What am I saying? It’s good at anytime!
For a classic Pornstar Martini look no further than the ever reliable Difford’s Guide.
For a RFFMT’s take? Keep reading! And don’t for one second think that this take only came about because…ahem…”someone” forgot they had planned to make this and bought pink sparkling wine instead of Prosecco!
The main change I made in creating the Pink Pornstar was that because sparkling rosé is sweeter than normal sparkling wine I had to counter that sweetness somehow. That was easy enough to do simply by omitting the simple syrup from the original recipe and adding a little bit of vanilla paste into the shaker! Here’s the recipe:
- 60 ml Vanilla Vodka
- 1 1/2 passionfruit
- 15 ml Passoa Passionfruit Liqueur
- 15 ml freshly squeezed lime juice
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- 60 ml Sparkling Rose
- Add a large handful of ice into your cocktail shaker.
- Add thee vanilla vodka, the seeds and pulp from 1 passionfruit, the Passoa, lime juice and vanilla extract.
- Shake, shake shake. You need to get this nice and cold!
- Strain and pour into your cocktail glass.
- Garnish with the 1/2 passionfruit.
- Serve alongside a glass of sparkling rose.
- If you do not have vanilla vodka, Difford's tells you how to make it.
Anyway you like but here are some options:
The Pink Pornstar Purist
Keeps the elements separate.
- First eats the passionfruit garnish.
- Then drinks the sparkling.
- Then the Martini.
The reverse purist does the same but swaps the order of the sparkling and the martini.
The Mambo 5 Pink Pornstar Picker
Remember that Lou Bega song from back in the day? It’s in my mind at the mo because we are doing it in my dance class. Well the chorus of that song goes:
A little bit of Monica in my life
A little bit of Erica by my side
A little bit of Rita is all I need
A little bit of Tina is what I see
A little bit of Sandra in the sun
A little bit of Mary all night long
A little bit of Jessica here I am
A little bit of you makes me your man
The Mambo #5 Pink Pornstar Picker similarly repeats this actions until the drink is gone:
A little bit of passionfruit at first
A little bit of sparkling for the thirst
A little bit of ‘tini for the burst….
The burst? That’s the worst! Let’s move very swiftly away and pretend that never happened! The final type?
The Pink Pornstar Punchster
Combines everything in the one glass so they can have a bit of everything all together. This is my favorite way of drinking it but I would love to hear if you think differently!
Okay all that remains now is to say best wishes to you and yours for a wonderful festive season!
And beware the creepy Santas.