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A tribute to Douglas Ankrah - the cocktail entrepreneur

Did you know that the top 10 cocktail - the Pornstar Martini, was created by the late Douglas Ankrah - an cocktail entrepreneur, author and businessman?

© Lily Naadu Mensah and her tribute to her late brother Douglas Ankrah
© Lily Naadu Mensah and her tribute to her late brother Douglas Ankrah

Lauded as a pioneer in the drinks industry, Douglas established one of the popular cocktail spots in London and co-founded the Soho-based London Academy of Bartenders to train bartenders.


Douglas tragically passed away in 2021 at the age of 51.


We spoke to his older sister Lily Naadu Mensah, personal brand coach and author of ‘Work Your Quirks’, about Douglas, his career and how his family and friends plan to honour his legacy.


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The Pornstar Martini

This cocktail is a passion-fruit-flavoured drink made with vanilla-flavoured vodka, Passoã (a passionfruit flavoured liqueur made with natural passionfruit), passion fruit juice, and lime juice. It is traditionally accompanied by a chilled shot glass of Prosecco.

© Lily Naadu Mensah mixes her own Pornstar Martini during an interview with AKADi Magazine
© Lily Naadu Mensah mixes her own Pornstar Martini from the autographed bottle Douglas gave her during an interview with AKADi Magazine

Lily, who is a personal brand coach and author of ‘Work Your Quirks’, tells us more about her late brother, his career and how his family and friends plan to honour his legacy.


 

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