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Porn Star Martini

Porn Star Martini
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Liquor.com / Tim Nusog 

Let’s forget about the second half of this drink’s name for a moment: It doesn’t remotely resemble a classic Martini. As for the first part, it's said by some that its creator, bartender Douglas Ankrah, thought it was what a porn star would order; other stories hold that he was inspired by the smell of a stripper's perfume. In any case, this crowd-pleasing combination of vanilla and passion fruit accompanied by a shot of sparkling wine, which has spread far from its origins at London’s Townhouse bar in the early 2000s to be adopted by bars the world over, certainly is a star.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 ounces vanilla-flavored vodka 
  • 1/2 ounce passion fruit liqueur (such as Passoã or De Kuyper)
  • 1 ounce passion fruit puree 
  • 1/2 ounce lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1/2 ounce vanilla simple syrup
  • 2 ounces sparkling wine, chilled
  • Garnish: 1/2 passion fruit

Steps

  1. Add all ingredients except sparkling wine into a shaker with ice and shake vigorously until well-chilled.

  2. Strain into a chilled coupe glass.

  3. Garnish with a passion fruit half.

  4. Serve with a sparkling wine sidecar (on the side).