my new cocktail of choice….. the ‘pornstar martini’….. courtesy of the great barmen at ‘asoka’ on kloof street – definitely my new favourite hang out!

i think i fell in love with a pornstar



It sounds decadent — and it is. You serve the martini with a shot glass of champagne on the side and the effect is highly seductive. Trust me.

You can mix up the first part of it before guests arrive.

If you can’t find Cariel Vanilla Vodka, make your own by placing a halved vanilla pod into a bottle of vodka, along with 50ml gomme syrup. Leave for a couple of days before using.

Serve in martini glasses, preferably frozen, with tall shot glasses for the champagne on the side.

Serves 2

80ml Cariel Vanilla Vodka
15ml Passoã passion-fruit liqueur
5 passion fruits
5 tsp vanilla sugar
100ml champagne

Shake the vodka, Passoã, the flesh and seeds of four of the passion fruits and 1 tsp of the sugar in a boston shaker, or mix together in a large jug, then pour into the martini glasses over hard ice cubes. Halve the remaining passion fruit and dust with the rest of the sugar. When you are ready to serve, pour out the shot glasses of champagne and float the passion-fruit halves in the martini glasses. Serve with spoons — the idea is to fish out the fruit, eat it with the spoon, drink the champagne, then enjoy the martini at leisure.