The Porn Star Martini – The Hunt For The Perfect Martini

Once, long ago, I started my ‘bartender’ career at a student pub, that, as the sunset, would slowly morph into a sticky-floored gathering for sweaty teens to dance late into the night. There, I’d pour neon-hued shots that leaned heavily on blue curacao and Midori as their base, with names that would not fly in our conscious 2020 society—”Red Headed Slut” was definitely one, and Porn Star, one of our best-sellers. Shudder.

Porn Star Shot
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At that bar, our bastardization of the classic cocktail leaned heavily on pineapple-flavored vodka. It’s a far cry from the naturally flavored drink Douglas Ankrah invented in London in 1999, calling for vodka, Passoa, passion fruit juice, lime, and a sidecar of Prosecco.

Why don’t we see this drink as often? Over the years, bartenders have started twisting the cocktail’s reputation, reaching for liqueurs and faux flavors over real passion fruit.

Which is how the drink ended up being built by 19-year-old me, shaken and poured into miniature plastic shot glasses.

Luckily, a wave of new bartenders is reclaiming The Porn Star Martini. Giuseppe Gonzalez, most notably, with his two-vessel cocktail. Instead of overly sweet, processed iterations of passion fruit, it’s quenchable, refreshing, and, for good measure, served with a chaser of sparkling wine.

Ingredients For The Porn Star Martini:

2 ounces Titos vodka

1-ounce Finest Call Passion Fruit Puree

1-ounce Torani Vanilla Syrup

½ ounce Fresh Lime Juice or RealLime Juice

Instructions:

Put all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake

Strain into a coupe glass and serve with fresh passion fruit and a shot of sparkling rosé.

And there you have it, The Porn Star Martini. If you enjoyed this drink be sure to let us know in the comments below also make sure to check out Last Weeks MartiniThe Sakura Martini.

Kate Dingwall
Kate Dingwallhttps://www.kate-dingwall.com/
Kate Dingwall is a writer and editor, primarily covering the spirits and travel world. Her work has appeared in Forbes.com, Wine Enthusiast, Liquor.com, MAXIM Magazine, DuJour Magazine, Eater, VinePair, Culture Trip, Canada's 100 Best Restaurants, and a number of other publications, online and print. Outside of writing, she is a sommelier and an avid martini drinker.
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