Are you drinking Pornstar Martinis wrong?
The debate wages on: what are you supposed to do with the side of Prosecco that comes with a Pornstar Martini?
The Pornstar Martini is the second most-searched for Cocktail on Google, behind the Margarita.
Google Trends data showed searches for ‘how to drink Prosecco Martini’ have risen by 312% over the last 12 months, according to ready-to-drink (RTD) company The Cocktail Co.
But Brits are apparently divided on whether you are supposed to shot the Prosecco or pour it into the cocktail.
Abby Matthews, director of The Cocktail Co, a Manchester-based, family-run business that makes RTD cocktails, has set the record straight.
“A Pornstar Martini is the perfect combination of passionfruit, vanilla, vodka and citrus, so it has a very sweet yet tangy flavour,” Matthews said. “It is served best with a Prosecco chaser and garnished with half a passionfruit.
“A chaser is a drink of a different kind taken immediately after or before another drink – it’s usually a milder drink that is designed to freshen the palate.
“Little do people know, the Prosecco shot should actually be sipped before drinking the Pornstar Martini, to cleanse the palate before enjoying the cocktail.
“If you’ve been shotting the Prosecco before, after, or even pouring it in – you’re doing it wrong.
“Pouring the Prosecco can actually ruin the flavours – it alters the taste as it unbalances how the ingredients complement each other. As for drinking it after, who’d want to cleanse their palate after a delicious drink?”
The Cocktail Co director offered three tips to enjoy Pornstar Martinis: first, chill with ice to just about ‘out of the fridge’ temperature, roughly six or seven degrees Celsius.
Secondly, she recommends eating the passionfruit garnish; scoop out the middle of the passionfruit and eat it to complement the sweetness of the cocktail with a citrus burst between sips.
Thirdly, Matthews encourages drinkers to properly shake the cocktail to ensure a ‘smooth blend’.