Farewell Douglas Ankrah, inventor of the Pornstar Martini

Tonight LSS bids a sad farewell to one of the greats in his field-Douglas Ankrah, inventor of the Pornstar Martini. We cannot improve on Katie Feehan’s piece for the Mail [1] below. Suffice to say

The Ghanaian-born entrepreneur invented the Pornstar Martini in 2003 while he was working at his cocktail bar Townhouse, in Knightsbridge, west London. The cocktail features a mix of vanilla vodka, fresh passion fruit, passion fruit liqueur, vanilla syrup and lime juice, plus a shot of Prosecco on the side.

Douglas, who was always a gentleman was inspired to invent the concoction while visiting a gentlemen’s club in Cape Town and went on to pioneer it at the famous Town House in London in 2003. To maintain the purity of his art he went on to produce it at his own bar, LAB. If our research is correct, it was right on the site of a former independent music-and-dance theatre which some will remember well.

Everyone can enjoy a good martini if you click on link [2] where Kathryn Maier of Liquour.com has no less than 11 variations: that’s enough for everyone, surely. And let them raise a glass to Douglas, a true entrepreneur, creator and citizen of the world.

[1]https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9908331/Creator-Pornstar-Martini-Douglas-Ankrah-invented-worlds-favourite-cocktail-dies.html

[2]https://www.liquor.com/articles/martinis-at-home/

#cocktails #fridaynight #pornstarmartini

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