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Make the perfect Porn Star Martini

By Nicholas Robinson contact

- Last updated on GMT

There is nothing quite like a Porn Star Martini. Not only do you combine the freshness of passion fruit and pineapple with the richness of vanilla, wrapped up in a hit of vodka, you also get another drink on the side.

Cocktails in the UK are booming and none more so than the Porn Star Martini (a certain member of the Royal Household is even rumoured to have enjoyed them on her hen do).

As the number one trending cocktail in the on-trade and second most popular cocktail of choice, it’s the must-see cocktail option on any menu.

The value of cocktails in the UK is soaring with the sector worth over £499m, growing at +9.6%, and this is evidenced by sales of Porn Star Martinis more than doubling in the past year.

With 9.2 million UK consumers choosing to drink cocktails when out, there’s a huge opportunity to increase sales by providing customers with their favourite drinks.

Make it

Ingredients:

  • Absolut Vanilia
  • Passionfruit purée
  • Juicy pineapple
  • Fresh passionfruit
  • Vanilla syrup
  • Ice
  • Prosecco/Champagne on the side

Method:

  • Muddle the pineapple segment in a Boston jar
  • Squeeze in half a passionfruit
  • Add 25ml passionfruit purée
  • Add 15ml vanilla syrup
  • Add 50ml Absolut Vanilia
  • Fill with cubed ice
  • Shake
  • Double strain
  • Float a passionfruit half on top
  • Serve with a shot of Prosecco/Champagne

There is much debate about how a Porn Star Martini should be drunk. Prosecco on the side to be sipped whilst savouring the cocktail or simply poured into the drink?

Prosecco or Champagne? As long as it’s bubbles, it works for this drink – however, there is only one way to make a Porn Star Martini and that is with Absolut Vanilia, the number one flavoured vodka in the on-trade.

The Porn Star Martini is a modern classic and the best thing about it is the taste, with a sweet Absolut Vanilia vodka flavour, balanced by the passionfruit and complemented with a shot of prosecco (or Champagne) on the side.

Many people are curious to know what the ingredients are and the base notes of sweet vanilla come from Absolut Vanilia.

Not containing any added sugar, Absolut Vanilia provides a rich, robust and complex flavour with a distinct character of vanilla, notes of butterscotch and hints of dark chocolate.

Take a shortcut

For high-footfall outlets looking to provide speedy service, Absolut recommends using pre-batched cocktail maker Funkin’s Passion Fruit Martini mix and adding Absolut Vanilia.

Then simply garnish with half a passionfruit and serve with the signature shot of fizz to quickly recreate the classic look of a Porn Star Martini UK consumers have come to recognise and love.

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