Article by Joanna Sarah-Freedman
Pornstar Martinits are a staple on every cocktail menu.
Whether you’re a fan or not, we can more or less guarantee we’ve had your fair share in your time… but have you been drinking them right?!
Mixed up in a shaker and served on ice, the drink – made from passionfruit liqueur, vodka and lime – famously comes with a shot of Prosecco on the side.
But do you drink your shot before or afterwards or prefer to tip your fizz into your glass?
It turns out that actually both methods of drinking a Pornstar is wrong…
Yup, we’re as blindsided as you.
Speaking to Spirits Business, Abby Matthews, who is director of Manchester based cocktail company, The Cocktail Co, said: “[A Pornstar Martini 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.”
So, there you have it! Sip it, don’t shot it.
Tipping your Prosecco into your glass is actually advised against, because it “unbalances how the ingredients complement each other.”
In other boozy news, those more partial to a creme liqueur than a martini will be excited to hear that Aldi just launched a brand new addition to its Ballycastle range – a peanut butter and milk chocolate version.
Costing £7.49 for 70cl, and landing on shelves in the UK from June 29th, the new flavour is part of the chain’s Ballycastle creme liqueur range, and promises flavours which are pretty much exactly what you’d get from a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup.
Expect sweet and creamy milk chocolate with a delicious, warm nuttiness – a real treat from start to finish.