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People only just realising how you should actually drink a pornstar martini

Tom Wood

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People only just realising how you should actually drink a pornstar martini

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/kontiki_nuernberg/bubikss

People have been drinking their pornstar martini drinks wrong this whole time, according to an expert who knows about cocktails.

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It’s been one of those drinks that has suddenly grown in popularity in recent times - so much so it was the UK's favourite cocktail in 2018 - and nowadays you can get one pretty much anywhere that does a cocktail.

There’s a load of booze in it, a wee bit of sparking wine comes with it, and there’s flavours of vanilla, passionfruit, vodka, and some form of citrus fruit.

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It’s got the whole lot, basically.

Pornstar martinis, anyone? Credit: Pixabay
Pornstar martinis, anyone? Credit: Pixabay

However, the way you might have been getting it wrong comes down to what you do with the prosecco that comes with it.

Do you neck it beforehand, pour it straight into the rest of the drink, or wait until afterwards to get it down you?

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Well, if you do any of those things you’ve been drinking the drink in a way that you’re not supposed to.

The drink is super popular. Credit: Instagram/@bubikss
The drink is super popular. Credit: Instagram/@bubikss

The idea is that the small bit of sparkling wine is supposed to cleanse your palette before the drink itself, so you can fully appreciate all of the flavours that are in it.

The theory behind it has been explained by Abby Matthews, director of The Cocktail Co. which produces ready-to-drink cocktails.

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She unmuddied the waters for those who love the pornstar martini, explaining: "A pornstar martini is the perfect combination of passionfruit, vanilla, vodka and citrus, so it has a very sweet yet tangy flavour.

"It is served best with a prosecco chaser and garnished with half a passionfruit."

That prosecco is what’s known as a ‘chaser’, which – Matthews continued – is ‘usually a milder drink that is designed to freshen the palette’.

However, things are a bit different here, as the palette cleanser is supposed to come before the drink itself.

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"Little do people know, the Prosecco shot should actually be sipped before drinking the pornstar martini, to cleanse the palette before enjoying the cocktail,” Matthews said.

"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."

So, now you know the proper way to drink it. Credit: Pexels
So, now you know the proper way to drink it. Credit: Pexels
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There you have it – have a sip of the little prosecco, take your time, and then enjoy your actual drink, savouring the flavours.

But why not afterwards like other chasers, then?

Matthews concluded: "And drinking it after - well, who’d want to cleanse their palette after such a delicious drink?"

Fair point, well made.

You’ve got us there.

Topics: Food and Drink

Tom Wood
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