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7 Ways with the Porn Star Martini

· Ali Turner · Food and Drink

Try out Leeds’ finest Porn Star Martinis.

Porn Star Martini at Restaurant Bar and Grill

If you love a Porn Star Martini, you need to try these versions of the classic cocktail…

The Porn Star Martini is a mainstay of cocktail menus all over the world. It’s a fruity concoction with a prosecco chaser, and it was invented by Douglas Ankrah, the mixologist who founded the London Academy of Bartending. He was about to open up the legendary Townhouse venue in London at the turn of the Millennium after a trip to Cape Town when this stylish, classy cocktail suddenly came to him – and a legend was born. See how it’s evolved over the years, with seven delicious but different takes on a classic…

The Alchemist

Porn Star Martini at The Alchemist

The Alchemist’s Porn Star Martini comes with a twist. They mix together the usual blend of Reyka vodka, Passoã and passionfruit, then add a hit of pineapple and lemon too. It’s topped with half a passionfruit and served with a shot of Ca di Alte prosecco on the side – and all for £10.75.

The Alchemist, Yorkshire House, Greek Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 5SH & Trinity Leeds, Boar Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6HW.

The Pit

Porn Star Martini in a Bath at The Pit

The Pit do a Pornstar in a Bath and it’s designed for sharing. You’ll get a bottle of their homemade Porn Star Martini mix, which brings together Reyka vodka and passionfruit – you can share it out between your friends and couple it with shots from the mini bottle of Bottega Gold Prosecco. At £40, it ain’t at all bad.

The Pit, 9 Merrion Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6PQ & 8b Stainbeck Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS7 3QY.

Vice & Virtue

Porn Star Martini at Vice and Virtue

You can always trust Vice & Virtue to do things differently. The Viced Porn Star couples their homemade fig and vanilla infused vodka with plum jam, apple, lemon and egg white – it’s an intriguing rethink of an old favourite, but controversially, they don’t serve it with a shot of prosecco. Instead, it stands on its own at £9 a glass.

Vice & Virtue, 68 New Briggate, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6NU.

Red’s True BBQ

Porn Star Martini at Red's True BBQ

They’ve taken the Porn Star Martini quite literally at Red’s True BBQ. It’s named after Crystal Basset, a real life porn star-turned-pastor, but there’s nothing holy about it – it’s an indulgent mix of Absolute vodka, pineapple juice and passionfruit with a shot of Riondo prosecco. Expect a drink that’s fruity and sharp in equal measure. It comes in at £9 a glass.

Red’s True BBQ, 1 Cloth Hall Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 2HD & 6a Otley Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 2AA.

Be At One

Porn Star Martini at Be at One

Looking for a classic done right? The Porn Star Martini at Be At One stays true to Ankrah’s original creation. They use Absolut vodka as the base, add Passoã and passionfruit, then serve it with a shot of La Tenuta Santomè prosecco on the side. You’ll part with £9.20 to try it.

Be At One, 6 Millennium Square, Great George Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 3AD & 19 Boar Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6EA.

Restaurant Bar and Grill

Porn Star Martini at Restaurant Bar and Grill

Restaurant Bar and Grill do one of the best Pornstar Martinis in Leeds. Theirs is all quality – from the mix of Stolichnaya vanilla vodka, passion fruit and pineapple, to the baby glass of Prosecco Primo that comes on the side. It’s definitely worth the £10.50 price tag.

Restaurant Bar and Grill, The Old Post Office, City Square, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 2AN.

Épernay

Porn Star Martini at Epernay

No one does bubbly better than Épernay, so of course they do a Porn Star Martini. They use Belvedere Vodka as the base, then add vanilla, egg whites, pineapple juice and lemon juice. It’s paired with Cremant prosecco and will set you back £10.

Épernay, Great George Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 3DW.