Door Knock's Chloe Amour recipe is a knockout passionfruit cocktail

This Door Knock riff is inspired by a 2002 London passionfruit classic.

This drink is one of the Boothby Top 50 Drinks of the Year 2022 — you can see the full Top 50 here.

The Porn Star Martini is a curious drink. It's hugely popular in the UK, so much so that it's regularly cited as a modern classic cocktail, but the Douglas Ankrah creation — which dates back to London, 2002 —  has been largely absent from Australian shores until recent times.

Door Knock's Chloe Amour cocktail — whose namesake, we're reliably told, is an adult entertainment star herself — is inspired by the Ankrah's original, but takes the passionfruit in a different, less cloying direction.

“The Porn Star Martini is making a return, but this time we have made it better with tequila,” says Chloe Amour creator Liam Gavin. “Bringing in some old fashioned classics from our [younger] years — how good was PassionPop in a public park?”

Liam Gavin at Door Knock, Sydney. Photo: Supplied
Liam Gavin at Door Knock, Sydney. Photo: Supplied

Chloe Amour


  • 45ml tequila
  • 15ml passionfruit-infused fino sherry
  • 20ml salted fig syrup
  • 20ml lime juice


  1. Shaken and fine strained into a coupe glass.
  2. Served with 30ml of housemade sparkling passionfruit wine.

For the passionfruit fino:
Take 275g of fresh passionfruit pulp and sous vide at 55° for 1 hour in 750ml of fino sherry.

For the salted fig syrup:
Cook down one part fig jam, two parts sugar, and four parts water with a large pinch of salt for approximately one hour.

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