Back in London and at my all time favourite restaurant; Nobu. I love everything about Nobu, since my first visit in my 20’s, it has never failed to impress.
As always, we started with a glass of pink bubbles and entered into our favourite dishes accompanied by our favourite wine. The difference now is that the fiancé will finish off with an Espresso Martini, a drink that I should love… it’s art in a glass! I love an espresso and I love a martini but against all my will power to love this drink, I just don’t – I think it’s a cold coffee thing…
So, after perusing the cocktail menu and wanting to try something new, I asked the waitress to suggest her favourite cocktai, and that is what I would have.
She came back with pure beauty… a passion fruit martini, with a side shot of champagne! The process was to sip the martini, which I did and it showed immediate promise, and then to add the champagne shot. This is when the magic happened… It IS the best cocktail I have EVER had!
How have I not had this before? Excited at sharing my new discovery with a friend, I went back but could not find it anywhere on the cocktail list… every Martini combination was listed, but not this one. So I described it to the waiter, only for him to announce in broken English: ”Ah, Madam, you are a pornstar!”
This wonderfully sophisticated cocktail has been give this crude name… Genius!
As a complete cocktail lover, I had to research where this creation had originated from and was so pleased to find that it’s accredited to the genius Douglas Ankara (creator of the world famous LAB in Soho).
Pure bliss… pure naughtiness… pure porn!
Image of cocktail courtesy of londoncocktailclub.co.uk