Move over Espresso Martini! The new martini on the rise is the Porn Star Martini, as mentioned in a piece in MarketWatch. Created by legendary bartender Douglas Ankrah at The Townhouse bar in London, The Porn Star Martini burst onto the cocktail scene in the early 2000s. As Ankrah was tinkering with cocktails for his first book, he crafted a drink with premium vodka, passion fruit purée, passion fruit liqueur, vanilla syrup, and a splash of freshly squeezed lime juice. He envisioned this drink being a bold, playful martini riff that a porn star would drink – hence the cheeky name.

The cocktail is still very popular in the UK and is now seeing a resurgence across the US and beyond. The Porn Star Martini is now one of the most searched cocktails on the web. Given the lack of availability of fresh passion fruit, Chinola Passion Fruit Liqueur helps you make the ultimate PStar with just a twist of the cap. See our recipe below to make one at home:

Pornstar Martini + Champagne

Porn Star Martini

  • 1oz Chinola Passion Fruit Liqueur
  • 1.5oz Vanilla Vodka
  • 0.75oz Lime Juice
  • 0.5oz Simple Syrup
  • 1.5oz Sparkling Wine (Sidecar)

Shake all ingredients minus the sparkling wine with ice. Strain into a coupe. Garnish with half passion fruit or lime wheel. Serve with a sidecar of sparkling wine.

Pro Tip: take a sip of the sparkling wine before a sip of the martini. The sparkling wine cleanses the palate so when you take a sip of the martini that bright, passion fruit flavor really shines through.