Pornstar Martini (Original)

Pornstar Martini Recipe


Pornstar Martini Recipe

Pornstar Martini

The Pornstar Martini is one of the UK's most popular cocktails and is revered as a modern classic cocktail. It was first created by Douglas Ankrah at the Townhouse Bar, London in 2003. Douglas also founded London's LAB Bar which is well renowned for their exceptional Pornstar Martinis. He first named the cocktail the Maverick Martini after a gentleman's club in Cape Town he frequented, but later changed the name to the Pornstar Martini.
"I called it the Pornstar Martini because I thought it was something that a porn star would drink. It's pure indulgence, sexy, fun and evocative,".
Over the years I have compared a number of different recipes for the Pornstar Martini. I recommend trying the recipe by Brian Evans which is listed below the original recipe.
4.43 from 14 votes


  • 45 ml vanilla vodka Stolichnaya or Absolut
  • 15 ml passion fruit liqueur Passoa or De Kuyper
  • 30 ml passion fruit puree
  • 2 tsp vanilla sugar heaped
  • 45 ml champagne served on the side


  • In a cocktail shaker, combine all the ingredients
  • Shake with ice for 10-12 seconds
  • Double strain into a chilled coupe
  • Garnish with half a passion fruit floated
  • Serve with a sidecar of champagne


Pornstar Martini (by Brian Evans)
5 from 1 vote
Brian Evans' entry into the Pornstar Martini blind tasting hosted by Punch Drink took out the winning spot! He incorporated both fresh passion fruit and passion fruit puree as well as the addition of Cointreau. This is by far the best Pornstar Martini recipe you'll come across.
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Best Pornstar Martini
Pornstar Martini (by The Humble Bartender)
4.37 from 25 votes
This particular Pornstar Martini recipe was featured by The Humble Bartender on YouTube. The recipe calls for the addition of pineapple juice which slightly mutes the vanilla notes but creates a luscious texture.
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Pornstar Martini Recipe
Only Fans Martini
5 from 1 vote
The Only Fans Martini is a riff on the Pornstar Martini. Instead of vanilla vodka though, Kevin Beary has used a vanilla-infused cachaca as the base. It landed in second place in a Pornstar Martini blind tasting hosted by Punch Drink.
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Only Fans Martini

How do you drink a Pornstar Martini?

The sidecar of champagne (or prosecco) is designed to be a palate cleanser so it's recommended to alternate sips between the cocktail and the champagne.

What ingredients are in a Pornstar Martini?

Vanilla vodka, passion fruit liqueur, passion fruit puree and vanilla sugar.
You can watch one of the bartenders from LAB, Soho making the original Pornstar Martini (created at LAB by Douglas Ankrah). Note that he uses a scaled back recipe due to the standard pour in the UK being 25 ml. Bartenders in the UK commonly use 25 ml / 50 ml jiggers (5/6 oz / 1 1/3 oz) so standard recipes can differ.
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