Writing passionfruit liqueur feels like a great attempt to avoid product placement, like when the lead actor in a low budget romcom swipes right on an app call Kindle or Embers or Firestarter. Sure, when a recipe calls for passionfruit liqueur one name rings out above them all, but we’re here to tell you that this is the roaring 20s and there’s more to life than just Passoa. Stafford Distillery’s SunBear Passionfruit Liqueur will see you right, as will De Kuyper Passionfruit Liqueur, or Blend, or Passini, or any of the many, many bottles haunting the world’s off-licenses, online and off. Use whatever you can get your hands on – this is a forgiving cocktail.
Passionfruit puree makes the job a whole lot simpler, but if you’re feeling wholesome and have a few more passionfruits to hand then you would do well to tip the contents into a strainer and create your own puree. You may have to add a little more sugar to the overall mix, though.
Sparkling wine is a vague term (some might even say its sacrilege), but we really don’t think it makes any odds to the overall experience. Bars, for the most part, tent to opt for the more financially prudent Prosecco*, but the original was made with Champagne, so if you’re feeling loyal that’s the path to take. Still, if you have a bottle of Cava rattling around in the fridge, have at it – anything goes. If you are looking for more advice - we've got an article here: Best Bubbles for Cocktails
In terms of the shot itself - some drink it separately, some add it to the drink as a float. Just as with the choice of bubbles – anything goes what you do it too.
*Prosecco wasn’t a huge staple of British drinking culture when the Pornstar Martini first emerged. In fact, the cocktails creator liked to think he had something to do with an increase in sales of the Italian wonder juice.