The Cocktail Lovers Magazine Issue 49



Passoã – the super-versatile ingredient to add a touch of passion to your cocktails

ByThe Cocktail Lovers


An essential ingredient in the original Pornstar Martini, Passoã is also perfect for twisting the classics.

As one of the world’s best-known and most-loved cocktails, the Pornstar Martini is a modern cocktail icon. And when the late, great Douglas Ankrah created it back in 2002, at its heart was the distinctive tropical sweetness and subtle tanginess of Passoã passion fruit liqueur. Over 20 years later if you order the Pornstar Martini today in any great bar you’ll still see the bartender reaching for the distinctive black Passoã bottle.

Pornstar Martini with Passoã passion fruit liqueur – a modern cocktail icon

But this is just the beginning. Made with real passion fruit and no artificial flavourings, Passoã is the world’s number one passion fruit liqueur. And with good reason. It brings a passion fruit twist, in the form of full-bodied sweetness and a burst of zest, along with a seductive red hue, to countless cocktails, whether they’re mixed up behind the bar or in the kitchen.

In a Margarita its distinctive sweetness plays nicely with the strength of tequila. While its appealingly fruitiness finds a friend in mint in a Mojito. And it brings a hint of tropical sunshine to a very English Bramble.

Daiquiris, Palomas, Mimosas and Sangria… the list is endless. It even adds a whole new dimension to your favourite beer. And if you’re looking for invigorating low-alcohol options, simply mix with tonic, soda water or lemonade.

And with summer just around the corner, let’s return to that iconic cocktail and suggest an extra-cold and refreshing Frozen Pornstar Martini. Or how about a fruity, bubbly and simple to make Passoã Spritz?

Passoã Spritz – fruity, bubbly and simple to make

Check out some of our Passoã favourites below, then head to or see Instagram @passoa for more inspiration.

Frozen Pornstar Martini

20ml Passoã
40ml vodka
10ml passion fruit juice
15ml lime juice
20ml vanilla syrup
10ml water
½ passion fruit, to garnish

Combine all the ingredients with plenty of ice in a blender until slushy. Serve in a chilled Martini glass and garnish with a passion fruit half.

Passoã Spritz

2 parts Passoã
3 parts Prosecco
1 part soda water

Add all ingredients to glass filled with ice. Stir gently and garnish with a slice of lime.

Passoã Sangria

1 part Passoã
2 parts rosé wine
Fresh oranges
Mixed berries

Add the Passoã, rosé wine, oranges and berries to a large jug filled with plenty of ice. Stir and pour into large glasses filled with fresh ice.

Look out for Porn Star Martini Week, September 2024. 

Please enjoy responsibly

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