Vanilla Syrup Recipe – Flavorful & Easy

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vanilla syrup

How To Make Vanilla Syrup.

The most common sugar to water syrup ratios are 1:1, 3:2, and 2:1. A equal part of sugar and water, 1:1 is a bit thin, doesn’t last as long from mold as the others, and offers less sweetening potential. I don’t care for 1:1, and it’s usually just made this way because it doesn’t need to be heated and is cheap. The next one is 3:2. so three parts sugar to 2 parts water. This is perhaps the best ratio as it offers a similar sweetening potential as 2:1 without any of the issues 2:1 has. This syrup ratio does need to be heated to dissolve the sugar fully, but once it is dissolved, it will not recrystallize. Most of the classic late 1800s and early 1900s syrups were 3:2. The last ratio is 2:1. This syrup ratio needs to be heated to dissolve the sugar too fully. Unfortunately, once it cools, the sugar crystals can reform and form hard clumps of sugar crystals in your syrup. 2:1 syrups’ best feature is their very long shelf life. There is a high enough concentration of sugar that most bacteria are killed, and mold won’t form for a few weeks.

Once you have picked the syrup ratio you want and made it, add the vanilla extract and stir till fully incorporated. It’s that simple. Be aware that the standard extract to syrup ratio is 1:30. So for every 30 oz of syrup, add 1 oz of extract. That ratio can be easily scaled for different volumes. For example, for 2 cups of syrup (16 oz/480 mLs), add around a half ounce (15 mLs) of extract.

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Vanilla Syrup

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Course: DrinksCuisine: American
Servings

20

servings
Calories

90

kcal
Total time

10

minutes

The easiest way to make vanilla syrup.

Ingredients

  • 16 oz Granulated Sugar

  • 11 oz Water

  • 1 tbsp Vanilla Extract

  • 1/4 tsp Cream of TarTar (Tartaric Acid)

Directions

  • Combine sugar and water in a saucepan and under gentle heat stir till the sugar is fully dissolved.
  • While still warm add the cream of tartar and stir to combine.
  • Once the syrup has cooled add the vanilla extract and stir till it is fully combined. Bottle and refrigerate.
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Pornstar Martini – Original Recipe & History

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Pornstar Martini

History Of The Pornstar Martini.

The Pornstar Martini was invented in 2003 by Douglas Ankran. The idea to make a passion fruit and vanilla cocktail hit him while working on new recipes for his UK bar, The Townhouse. The idea to combine passion fruit and vanilla came to him as it was a popular baking flavor combination, and he thought the flavors would translate well into a drink. Opened in 2002, the Townhouse closed its doors in 2010 after the business had come under new management. Punchdrink.com interviewed Douglas Ankrah in 2019 and has an excellent article about his iconic pornstart martini. Sadly Douglas Ankran passed away in August 2021.

Why Is It Called The Pornstar Martini?

The original name for the Pornstar martini was the Maverick Martini. Ankran named it after the Maverick’s Gentleman Club strip club he would visit in Cape Town, South Africa. The drink sold very poorly. Knowing it was a good drink, he wanted more people to order it, so he gave it a shocking name. In the same vain as a sex on the beach, adios motherfucker, and a blowjob shot, he renamed the Maverick Martini the Pornstar Martini, and sales skyrocketed. To this day, the Pornstar Martini is still one of the most popular cocktails in the UK.

What Does The Pornstar Martini Taste Like?

The Pornstar Martini is a fantastic cocktail, and the mix of passion fruit and vanilla is terrific. Despite the silly name, its lovely flavors earn it all the popularity it enjoys. It’s a nice balance of tart and sweet, and with only four ingredients, it’s pretty easy to make too. The passion fruit puree does require a bit of upfront work, but if you have that and add a little vanilla extract to some simple syrup, you’re good to go. In the 2019 punchdrink interview mentioned above, Douglas Ankran said he blended two vanilla pods with 5 cups of sugar to make the vanilla sugar. That looks pretty ineffective to me. It makes much more sense to add vanilla extract to simple syrup. When combining alcoholic extracts with syrup, the typical ratio is 1:30. So for every 30 oz of simple syrup, 1 oz of vanilla extract is added.

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Pornstar Martini

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Course: DrinksCuisine: British
Servings

1

servings
Calories

300

kcal
Total time

3

minutes

Make the original 2003 Pornstar Martini.

Ingredients

  • 1/3 oz Vanilla Syrup

  • 2 oz Passion Fruit Puree/Juice

  • 1/2 oz Passion Fruit Liqueur

  • 1.5 oz Vanilla Vodka

Directions

  • Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice.
  • Shake the drink and strain it into a cocktail glass.
  • Pour sparkling wine into a separate champagne glass.
  • Garnish the pornstar martini with half a passion fruit.

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