Porn Star Martini Mocktail

This Porn Star Martini Mocktail was developed for the 52 weeks of cocktails challenge (week 4: mocktail) to be a non-alcoholic version of the porn star martini. This version keeps all of the flavor, the balance between sweet and tart, and the sophisticated fun of the original. It only drops the alcohol – for whenever you desire a porn star.

The original Porn Star Martini

The porn star martini cocktail was created by Douglas Ankrah in London two decades ago. It has always been made with vanilla vodka, passion fruit liqueur, passion fruit purée, lime juice, and sugar or simple syrup with a side of bubbly, but the cocktail started with another name. When it was renamed the “porn star martini,” it skyrocketed in popularity and remains one of the most popular, if not the most popular, cocktails in the world.

But the story doesn’t end there.

a pornstar martini mocktail and mess of glassware on the counterop

Not surprisingly, some folks objected to the name. So you can now find this delicious cocktail sometimes called a passionfruit martini.

It’s your call. I won’t object if you make my recipe and call it a passionfruit martini mocktail in front of the kids.

Tips and tricks

You only need a few ingredients for this mocktail. You can make this recipe with fresh passionfruit if you can find it. Just be sure to get unsweetened passionfruit purée unless you prefer a very sweet drink.

ingredients for the porn star martini mocktail.

Feel free to play around with bitters, if you use them.

There are so many non-alcoholic sparkling wines these days. If you want to sample one or two to go alongside your passionfruit mocktail, here’s a recent review from the folks at Food52.

a pornstar martini mocktail in a coupe and shot of non-alcoholic bubbly.

FAQs

Why does this mocktail have alcohol?

Vanilla, at 35% alcohol by volume, has 0.01 ounces of alcohol in a quarter teaspoon of vanilla extract. Bitters are 0.02 to 0.04 ounces per dash, depending on the size of your dashes. I searched PubMed and found this article that measured the amount of alcohol in non-alcoholic juices. Based on their findings, an 8 ounce glass of grape juice has 0.02 to 0.07 ounces of alcohol, apple juice has 0.005 to 0.05 ounces, and orange juice has 0.01 to 0.06 ounces. That is to say, there is no more alcohol in this mocktail than in a glass of fruit juice.

How can I reduce the alcohol even further?

If you are completely abstaining, you can omit both the vanilla and bitters. To get the vanilla flavor in your porn star mocktail, slice a vanilla bean in half and add it to your simple syrup just after you have turned off the heat. Remove the vanilla bean when the syrup has cooled.

Where did you buy passionfruit purée?

I looked and called a few grocery stores in my areas and didn’t find it, even though passionfruit is in season nearly year-round in California and Hawaii. I ultimately bought my passionfruit through Amazon.

a pornstar mocktail in a coupe.

Porn Star Martini Mocktail

5 from 1 vote
Category: Drinks
Cuisine: Unspecified
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 1
Calories: 118kcal
This alcohol free version of the Porn Star Martini keeps all of the flavor, the balance between sweet and tart, and the sophisticated fun of the original. It only drops the alcohol – for whenever you desire a porn star.
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Equipment

  • Cocktail shaker

Ingredients

1:1 Simple Syrup

  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup water

Porn Star Martini Mocktail

  • 1 ounce (30 milliliters) passionfruit purée
  • 1 ounce (30 milliliters) lime juice from about one lime
  • 1 ounce (30 milliliters) simple syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 dash bitters optional
  • lime wheel or twist or passionfruit slice for garnish
  • 2 ounces (60 milliliters) non-alcoholic sparkling wine on the side, optional

Instructions

1:1 Simple Syrup

  • Add the granulated sugar and water to a small pot over medium to high heat and bring it to a boil, stirring occasionally.
    ¼ cup granulated sugar, ¼ cup water
  • When the sugar has dissolved into the water, turn off the heat and let the syrup cool.

Porn Star Martini Mocktail

  • Combine the passionfruit purée, lime juice, 1 ounce of the simple syrup, vanilla extract, and bitters (if using) into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
    1 ounce (30 milliliters) passionfruit purée, 1 ounce (30 milliliters) lime juice, 1 ounce (30 milliliters) simple syrup, ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 dash bitters
  • Shake and strain into a chilled martini glass or coupe. Garnish with the lime twist, lime wheel, or passionfruit slice.
    lime wheel or twist or passionfruit slice
  • Serve with a shot glass filled with the non-alcoholic sparkling wine, if using.
    2 ounces (60 milliliters) non-alcoholic sparkling wine

Notes

Nutritional values are included for the mocktail ingredients excluding the sparkling wine.
The alcohol content in one quarter teaspoon of vanilla extract is 0.01 ounces. Dashes of bitters are 0.02 to 0.04, depending on the size of your dashes. If you want this mocktail to be free of these sources of alcohol, omit both the vanilla and bitters. Instead, slice a vanilla bean in half and add it to your simple syrup just after you have turned off the heat.

Nutrition

Calories: 118kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 25mg | Potassium: 151mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 375IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 2mg
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