The Pornstar Martini is a popular and indulgent cocktail that has gained fame for its sweet and exotic flavors. It is known for its vibrant and sensual presentation, often served with a side shot of sparkling wine or champagne.
Original pornstar martini recipe
The passion fruit Martini remains a favorite choice among cocktail enthusiasts for its unique combination of flavors and its ability to make a bold statement in both taste and appearance. That’s why I decided to make this kind of recipe right away!
This martini type gave me an unforgettable taste with a delightful combination of flavors. The vanilla vodka provides a sweet and creamy base, while the passion fruit adds a tropical and tangy note. Lime juice adds a refreshing citrus kick, and the simple syrup balances the tartness with sweetness. Everything blends so well in my mouth. For the optimal Pornstar Martini experience, I should have sipped the wine or champagne first, followed by enjoying the passion fruit Martini.
Here is how to make the Pornstar Martini at home:
Basic Pornstar Martini
- 60 ml vanilla vodka
- 30 ml passion fruit liqueur
- 30 ml freshly squeezed passion fruit juice approximately 1 whole passion fruit
- 15 ml freshly squeezed lime juice
- 15 ml simple syrup
- A handful of ice cubes
- 1 fresh passion fruit for garnish
- A shot of chilled Prosecco optional
- Cut the fresh passion fruit in half. Scoop out the seeds and juice from one half and set it aside for later garnish.
- In a cocktail shaker, add the vanilla vodka, passion fruit liqueur, freshly squeezed passion fruit juice, lime juice, and simple syrup.
- Fill the shaker with ice cubes. Secure the lid tightly and shake vigorously for about 15 seconds until well-chilled.
- Strain the Martini into a chilled Martini glass using a fine strainer to remove any ice chips or fruit pulp.
- Cut a small slit in the other half of the fresh passion fruit and place it on the rim of the glass as a garnish.
- If you like, serve the Pornstar Martini with a shot of chilled Prosecco on the side in a separate glass. It's traditional to take a sip of Prosecco after enjoying the Martini to cleanse the palate.
About pornstar martini
I’ve been addicted to making Martini lately. While searching for Martini recipes, I found the one that got my attention immediately – the Pornstart Martini. And I was like: what kind of drink called Pornstar? Is it for Porn stars only or is it that seductive?
Then I found out that the Martini is called Pornstar because the London-based bartender who created it believed that the drink’s vibrant and golden appearance resembled a beverage that a porn star would drink. (1) The drink has become popular since its creation in the early 2000s.
It has become a staple in many cocktail bars and is often featured on cocktail menus around the world. Its allure lies not only in its taste but also in its flamboyant presentation, making it a conversation starter and a favorite among those looking for a memorable cocktail experience.
The Pornstar Martini impresses me not only with its name but also with its visual appeal of the floating passion fruit half on top. Some variations also include garnishes like a slice of fresh lime or a twist of orange peel. It’s typically served with a separate shot of sparkling wine or champagne.
Besides the classic Pornstar Martini recipe, there are several adaptations and spin-offs. Some variations may use different types of fruit liqueurs, juice (like pineapple juice), or fruit purees to create unique flavors. Others experiment with different spirits like passion fruit-infused vodka, gin, or rum. Some can have creative garnishes and rimming options like sugar or coconut flakes.