Discover all you need to know about November's featured cocktails the Pornstar Martini and Sex on the Beach.
As party season approaches, we’re celebrating with two classic fruity vodka cocktails.
November’s Tipple Box features our take on two classic fruit-infused cocktails using Renaissance vodka - Sex on the beach and the Pornstar Martini!
Undoubtedly the ultimate cocktail of 2018, the Pornstar Martini has become a UK phenomenon in recent years.
Created in 2002 by bartender Douglas Ankrah from The Townhouse in Knightsbridge, the inspiration for the ever-popular cocktail came to Douglas when he was in Cape Town. Upon frequenting a gentlemen’s club called Mavericks, he decided he wanted to create a drink that personified the attributes he believed any bar should attain - bold, sexy and playful.
Returning to London, he created a cocktail combining vanilla vodka, passion fruit liqueur, passion fruit, sugar syrup and lime juice, served with a side of Champagne. The Pornstar Martini was originally named the Maverick Martini after its birthplace before the Pornstar Martini name was adopted by Douglas due to the cocktail’s ‘evocative and tantalising’ style.
Nowadays, the cocktail features on any cocktail bar menu, albeit sometimes referred to as the less abrasive name the Passionfruit Martini, as the growing trend for the cocktail with a splash of fizz continues bubbling on.
Buy your box to learn how to make a Pornstar Martini cocktail at home containing everything you need - that’s no leftover spirits you’ll struggle to use or conflicting recipes that are difficult to create at home!
How To Make A Pornstar Martini Cocktail
- 25ml Vodka
- 25m Passion Fruit Liqueur
- 50ml Passion Fruit Juice
- 10ml Sugar Syrup
- Passion Fruit (Optional)
- Champagne/Prosecco (Optional)
Method: Fill a shaker with ice then pour over your vodka, passion fruit liqueur, passion fruit juice and sugar syrup. If using a passion fruit to garnish, scoop out the insides from one half and add into your shaker too - this is optional. Shake your mixture vigorously to combine. Take a Martini glass and finely strain in your cocktail, avoiding getting any ice in the glass. To garnish, place half a passion fruit on top of the cocktail.
Tippler’s Tip - How to drink a Pornstar Martini
We’ve designed our Pornstar Martini as the perfect serve without the traditional shot of fizz on the side. If you want to add sparkling wine, Prosecco or Champagne to your cocktail, the way to drink this is alternating between sips of the cocktail and shot - not by adding the shot into the Pornstar Martini!
Sex on the Beach
The earliest Sex on the Beach recipe dates back to the 1980s.
Featured in the American Bartenders School Book, the theory behind the invention of the cocktail is believed to have been when a bartender combined a Fuzzy Navel (orange juice and peach schnapps with a Cape Codder (vodka, cranberry and lime).
The fruity and all too easy-to-drink cocktail, became popular during the 1980s as tall and fruity drinks were all the rage… with their sweet fruit flavours masking the alcoholic kick!
Within the cocktail, the ‘sex’ part is associated with red, think the Red Light District, while the ‘beach’ is represented by the orange juice and liqueur.
How To Make A Sex on the Beach Cocktail
20ml Peach Liqueur
25ml Passion fruit Juice
50m Cranberry Juice
5ml Sugar Syrup
Method: For the first part of the cocktail, add passionfruit juice, vodka and suga syrup into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well then strain into a Highball glass. Fill the glass with ice and set to one side. Into the shaker, add ice, peach liqueur and cranberry juice before shaking. Strain the mixture to remove the ice then ‘float’ (see Tippler’s Tip below) this on top of your cocktail. To finish, garnish with a slice of orange.
Tippler’s Tip - Floating
‘Floating’ in cocktail making involves layering liquids on top of each other to create the effect of separation. Floating is achieved by holding a teaspoon against the edge of your glass and slowly pouring the top layer of liquid down the spoon.
Get party season started with our Pornstar Martini box!
You can make your own Pornstar Martini and Sex on the Beach at home.
Our members will be enjoying two glasses of each cocktail with velvety vodka Renaissance, perfect for cosying up at home as the dark nights draw in!