People are baffled about how to actually drink a pornstar martini
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What’s your drink of choice? Cocktails are a fan favourite of those who want to cram in a smidge of alcohol but in a fancy way. If this sounds like you, there is one dirty-named drink that holds the top spot in cocktail history.
It’s not the negroni sbagliato - with prosecco in it - but it’s equally as good.
Of course, it’s the UK’s favourite Happy Hour boozy beverage- the pornstar martini.
Even though many partygoers drink their fill of this sweet mix, not a lot of people actually know the correct way to drink one.
When you’re first handed the fruity booze, all seems to be going well until that baby shot of Prosecco is set beside you and then you’ve got that dreaded thought: what am I supposed to do with that?
According to Abby Matthews, Director of The Cocktail Co, and producer of ready-to-drink cocktails, there really is a right way and a wrong way to drink the pornstar martini.
Finally putting an end to the debate as to whether people should shot the Prosecco or pour it straight into their glass, she said: "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."
Now, if you don’t already know about the whole chaser vs mixer debate, Abby explains 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 palette," she added.
However, it’s a little different when it comes to pornstar martinis and how you’re supposed to enjoy them best during your party.
Abby shared: "Little do people know, the Prosecco shot should actually be sipped before drinking the pornstar martini, to cleanse the palette before enjoying the cocktail."
So, you're apparently meant to drink the Prosecco shot before the cocktail, not after it and by no means mixed in together.
Abby continued: "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, I guess most of us have been drinking it wrong all this time.
But there’s more. She also added: "And drinking it after - well, who’d want to cleanse their palette after such a delicious drink?"