Pornstar Martini

Douglas Ankrah, The Townhouse | London

The evocatively named cocktail, created at the Townhouse in London in 2003 by Douglas Ankrah, is a Martini in name only, but has gone on to become a modern classic in the UK. Made with vanilla vodka, passion fruit liqueur and passion fruit purée, the final flourish is a shot glass of chilled Champagne served alongside the drink (intended to alternate with the cocktail as a palate cleanser).


Serving: 1

  • 1 1/2 ounces vanilla vodka, preferably Grey Goose La Vanille or Absolut Vanilla
  • 1/2 ounce passion fruit liqueur, preferably Passoã or De Kuyper
  • 2 ounces passion fruit purée
  • 2 barspoons vanilla sugar (see Editor's Note)
  • 2 ounces chilled Champagne, to be served on the side

Garnish: half of a fresh passion fruit

  1. Combine all ingredients, except the Champagne, in a mixing tin and shake with ice.
  2. Strain into a chilled Martini glass.
  3. Garnish with half of a sliced-open passion fruit.
  4. Serve with shot of chilled Champagne on the side.
Editor's Note

Vanilla Sugar:
5 cups granulated sugar
2 vanilla pods

Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blitz until integrated. Sift through a sieve before using or storing.