Cooking time: 3 mins // Yield: 1 cocktail
The pornstar martini is a popular name with a delicious taste that will be sure to grab anyone’s attention. After its introduction in 2000, this stunning cocktail quickly became a favorite drink in the United Kingdom. You’ll see why this cocktail is a modern classic the moment you take your first sip.
This vodka martini is made with passion fruit, which can be used as both a puree or a liqueur. This bright yellow cocktail is made with passion fruit and vanilla. However, this is not a one-glass drink. You will also pour a shot sparkling wine into a second glass to complete the experience. Then, alternate between the sparkling and regular wines. The wine “back”, which is most often prosecco or Champagne, acts as a kind of bubbly palate cleanser that enhances the passion fruit’s sharp flavor more than vanilla vodka and sugar.
Although the original recipe calls for specific ingredients not often used in cocktails it is easy to make your own. You can also make a variety of modifications to customize it to your tastes or use ingredients you already have.
- 1 1/2 ounces vanilla vodka
- 1/2 ounce passion fruit liqueur
- 1 1/2 ounces passion fruit puree
- 1 tablespoon vanilla sugar
- 1/2 passion fruit, as an optional garnish
- 2 ounces sparkling wine
- Get the ingredients.
- Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add the vodka, passionfruit liqueur, and puree.
- Make sure to shake well
- Strain into a chilled coupe.
- As a garnish, cut a passionfruit in half and place it on top to create a “boat”. Place the sparkling wine in a small glass. After each drink, take a small glass of sparkling wine. Enjoy.
For the best taste, it is important to use high-quality ingredients. A better tasting cocktail will be made with fresh passion fruit puree, vanilla sugar, top-shelf passion fruit vodka and passionfruit liqueur. Prosecco is usually less expensive than French Champagne, so make sure you get a good bottle.
Combine 1/4 to 1/2 cup white sugar and the seeds of one vanilla beans to quickly make vanilla sugar. Use a food processor or mortar and pestle to combine them. It can be mixed with a spoon or a fork in a pinch. You can use this concentrated sugar immediately or let it set for a longer time to get more vanilla flavor. Keep extra sugar in an airtight container at room temperatures.
You have many options when it comes to purchasing passion fruit puree. It is produced by gourmet food businesses and companies that specialize in non-alcoholic cocktail mixers (e.g. Finest Call, Amoretti). It can be found in specialty food shops or well-stocked liquor shops. You can also find it online.
Passoa is a well-known passion fruit liqueur. The flavor is also available from other brands, such as Alize, Bols and Giffard that are fruit liqueurs specialists.
If you don’t have fresh passion fruit, garnish the cocktail with a lemon twist.
If you prefer, you can use unflavored vodka.
Instead of using the puree, add 2 ounces of vodka or passion fruit liqueur.
As a substitute, you can use 3/4 to 1 ounces of vanilla syrup.
People enjoy adding fruit flavors to pornstar martinis. You can add 1 1/2 ounces passion fruit liqueur, or puree to the mixture. Then, add 1/2 ounce pineapple juice or apple juice.
Some recipes call for lime or lemon juice. This can make the drink too tart if it’s made with fresh passionfruit, but may balance the drink if made with passion fruit puree or liqueur.