Rahu bar manager Dorn Ouk created this fruity cocktail four months ago when a customer put him on the spot and asked him to make a cocktail that wasn’t on the menu. A couple shots of spirits and an impressive display with a cocktail-shaker later, the Passionfruit Martini was born.
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Dorn Ouk, bar manager of Rahu, pours a Passionfruit martini. They’re addictive.
“I love the smell, taste and naturalness of fresh passion fruit,” Dorn Ouk says.
“The Passionfruit Martini is refreshing and easy to drink. It’s good for people who don’t like the alcohol in their cocktails to be too strong and over-powering.”
The Passionfruit Martini offers a fresh blend of spirits, passionfruit puree and a few cubes of ice, for an intense fruit hit with an alcoholic twist.
After a few of these babies, the smooth balance of alcohol, natural sweetness and fruity-zing promises to debauch your night in a glamorous, and seemingly graceful manner.
Despite its tantalising flavours and freshness, many eyebrows have been raised as to whether it is in actual fact a martini or not. Though served in a martini glass and given its own space on the martini menu, the Passionfruit Martini is 100 per cent gin and vermouth free. Now, I’m no martini expert, and frankly couldn’t care less what kind of drink it is in theory. I will leave it up to your cocktail palate to make the final judgement.
Cost: US$4.70 Happy hour (5-7pm, 25% discount) US$3.50
Ingredients: Vodka, Triple Sec, Passion fruit, Sugar syrup and Lime
Address: Rahu #159 Sisowath Boulevard