Porn Star Martini named UK’s favourite cocktail

Knocking the minty Mojito off its perch, the cheekily titled Porn Star Martini is now the most popular cocktail in the UK, according to recent research.

The Porn Star Martini is made with vanilla vodka, passion fruit, passion fruit liqueur and lime, and is served with a shot of Prosecco

As reported by on-trade specialist CGA Strategy, the Porn Star Martini is now the most ordered cocktail in UK restaurants, bars and pubs.

Off the back of the surging popularity of the drink, Pernod Ricard has revealed that its Absolut Vanilla brand is now the number one flavoured vodka in the UK on-trade.

The Porn Star Martini is the UK’s favourite cocktail

“We have been tracking this fantastic cocktail’s rise in popularity and are delighted it has finally been given the crown it deserves.

“Consumers are increasingly looking for experiences and the Porn Star Martini delivers this because of the theatre the serve provides.

“We have recently seen just how loved this drink is via our Porn Star Martini Townhouse at London Cocktail week, which welcomed over 900 consumers,” said Adam Boita, head of marketing for Pernod Ricard UK.

Viewed as a modern classic, the Porn Star Martini is made with vanilla vodka, fresh passion fruit, passion fruit liqueur and lime juice, and is served with a shot of Champagne or Prosecco on the side.

The cocktail was created in 2002 by bartender and LAB bar founder Douglas Ankrah at The Townhouse bar in Knightsbridge.

Ankrah first christened the cocktail the Maverick Martini, in a hat tip to a dodgy club in Cape Town, but changed the name to the Porn Star Martini.

The cocktail became a hit at the LAB bar and will be forever associated with the hip hangout.

“I called it the Porn Star Martini because I thought it was something that a porn star would drink. It’s pure indulgence, sexy, fun and evocative,” Ankrah told The Buyer in a recent interview.

One Response to “Porn Star Martini named UK’s favourite cocktail”

  1. Peter Carlson says:

    However, the original Porn Star Martini uses CARIEL VANILLA VODKA and is severd with Champagne, not Prosecco.

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