Sweet and Easy Passion Fruit Martini Recipe

The Passion Fruit Martini (also known as the Porn Star Martini) is delicate, fruity and sweet cocktail to indulge in. And we put our spin to this popular cocktail!

passionfruit martini garnished with half passion fruit

The Passionfruit Martini is a true delicacy in a drink format.

Fresh passion fruit purée and liquor, fresh pineapples and vanilla vodka make up this tropical cocktail.

There are quite a few variations of the original Passion Fruit Martini recipe.

Though it does not venture far from the original, we tweaked up this classic drink to further enhance the flavors!

how to make a passionfruit martini

What is a Passion Fruit Martini?

Contrary to its name, the only thing the Passionfruit Martini has in common with the classic Martini is that both contain vodka. 

The Passion Fruit Martini recipe was invented in 2002 by Douglas Ankrah at the LAB bar in London. And it was reportedly the most ordered drink in the UK in 2018.

Ankrah named it the “Porn Star Martini” since it “evoked a stylish and confident drink that’s pure indulgence, sexy fun and evocative.”

And without any doubt, this Passionfruit Martini is all of those things.

If you want a non-alcohol drink with a similar flavor palette, try the popular cafe Copycat Pink Drink.

ingredients to make passion fruit martini

What Ingredients Do You Need to Make a Passion Fruit Martini?

Absolut Vodka or any vanilla vodka — Also our go-to vodka for a French 76

Passoa passion fruit liqueur

Vanilla simple syrup — The original recipe calls for vanilla sugar. However, sugar syrup dissolves easier and better than sugar.

Passion fruit puree — An added bonus not called for in the original.

Pineapple slice — Our version has a foam top not seen in the orginal due to the pineapple

Half passionfruit — To garnish

Prosecco, cava, or champagne — Served on the side as a palate cleanser and bubbly touch.

a glass of sweet passion fruit martini

What is Passoa Liqueur?

Passoa is a passion fruit liqueur made in France. It’s ruby red, light and syrupy with a tang.

Though low in alcohol content (only 17%), it’s essential to making the Porn Star Martini.

vanilla simple syrup in a crystal jar

How to Make a Passion Fruit Martini Recipe

To make the vanilla simply syrup:

Prepare the simple syrup at least 30 minutes beforehand so that it has time to cool. While you prep the syrup, chill the cocktail glass. 

1 — In a saucepan, pour in 1/2 cup water and 1/2 white sugar. 

2 — Slice open the vanilla bean half wise. Scrape out the interior seeds with the knife. 

3 — Add the seeds and pod to the saucepan. Bring to a boil while stirring to dissolve the sugar. 

4 — Once the sugar has dissolved, let it chill. Store in a crystal jar.

how to make passionfruit martini - pineapple slices in a cocktail shaker

To make the cocktail:

1 — In the cocktail shaker, add the pineapple slice in chunks and muddle it until a paste is achieved. You can muddle it until a smoother texture, or even blend it in a different container for a smoother finish. 

3 — Add to the cocktail shaker the Vodka, Passoa, vanilla syrup and passionfruit puree, and a couple of ice cubes.

4 — Close the cocktail shaker and shake for a couple of minutes vigorously, so the foam is made inside. If you open the cocktail shaker and there’s no foam, keep shaking!

5 — Strain into a chilled cocktail glass with a cocktail strain and a fine mesh strainer (for a double strain).

6 — Garnish with half a passionfruit. In the second glass, pour some Prosecco wine, Cava, or Champagne. Enjoy!

glass of passion fruit martini with a second glass of wine or champagne

Notes and Tips

— Serve this cocktail immediately since it does not contain ice. Although it’s untraditional, you can add some crushed ice to your glass. 

— The purpose of the pineapple pulp is to achieve the foamy top, add another level of fruitless and a creamy texture. However, you can skip this ingredient if you do not like foam.

— You can top your cocktail glass with sparkling wine instead of having it on the side. 

closed cocktail shaker for the passionfruit martini

More Martini Cocktail Recipes

a glass of sweet passion fruit martini

Passion Fruit Martini Recipe

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5 from 2 votes
The Passion Fruit Martini (also known as the Porn Star Martini) is delicate, fruity and sweet cocktail to indulge in. And we put our spin to this popular cocktail!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine Cocktails

Equipment

  • Jigger
  • Cocktail strainer plus a fine mesh strainer
  • Muddler or blender if you prefer a smoother texture
  • Cocktail glasses chilled, one for the Passion Fruit Martini and a smaller one for the glass of Prosecco
  • Saucepan
  • Measuring cups
  • Knife
  • Glass jar to store the vanilla simple syrup

Ingredients

For the vanilla simple syrup:

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 vanilla bean sub for vanilla extract or vanilla sugar

For the Passion Fruit Martini:

  • 1 1/2 oz Absolut Vanilla Vodka or any other vanilla vodka or vodka
  • 1/2 ml Passoa Passion Fruit Liqueur or any other passion fruit liquor
  • 1 oz passion fruit puree fresh or frozen
  • 1 oz vanilla simple syrup
  • 1 pineapple slice fresh or frozen, if using frozen chunks thaw 1 oz.
  • 1/2 passionfruit for garnish
  • 1 glass Prosecco or Cava or champagne on the side

Nutrition

Calories: 393kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 54mg | Potassium: 545mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 40g | Vitamin A: 933IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 3mg
Servings: 1
Calories: 393kcal

Notes

The sparkling wine on the side serves as a palate cleanser. However, you can instead top your cocktail glass with the sparkling wine. Or accompany the martini with shot of sparkling wine.

Instructions

To make the vanilla simple syrup:

  • In a saucepan, pour in 1/2 cup water and 1/2 white sugar. 
  • Slice open the vanilla bean half wise. Scrape out the interior seeds with the knife. 
  • Add the seeds and pod to the saucepan. Bring to a boil while stirring to dissolve the sugar. 
  • Once the sugar has dissolved, let it chill for at least 30 minutes. Store in a crystal jar.

To make the Passion Fruit Martini:

  • In the cocktail shaker, add the pineapple slice in chunks and muddle it until a paste is achieved. You can muddle it until a smoother texture, or even blend it in a different container for a smoother finish. 
  • Add to the cocktail shaker the Vodka, Passoa, vanilla syrup and passion fruit puree, and a couple of ice cubes.
  • Close the cocktail shaker and shake for a couple of minutes vigorously, so the foam is made inside. If you open the cocktail shaker and there’s no foam, keep shaking!
  • Strain into a chilled cocktail glass with a cocktail strain and a fine mesh strainer (for a double strain).
  • Garnish with half a passionfruit. In the second glass pour some Prosecco wine, Cava, or Champagne
  • Garnish with half a passionfruit. In the second glass, pour some Prosecco wine, Cava, or Champagne to serve as your palate cleanser. Enjoy!
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