Marks And Spencer To Rename Porn Star Martini Cocktail Following Complains

Marks and Spencer has confirmed plans to rename its Porn Star Martini drink following complaints made by members of the public.

In December last year, the supermarket chain made headlines when it was accused of “normalising porn” by selling pre-made cans of Porn Star Martinis in its stores.

Named the most popular cocktail in the UK in November, the beverage is made by combining vanilla vodka with fresh passion fruit, passion fruit liqueur and lime juice, and is commonly served with a shot of champagne or prosecco.

Despite its widespread popularity, the Independent Complaints Panel for Portman Group – a trade group for alcohol producers in the UK – recently investigated concerns expressed by a member of the public that Marks and Spencer’s use of the term “Porn Star” in the name of the canned cocktail “links the alcoholic product to sexual success because ‘porn stars’ are idolised as people who have sexual success and are paid for doing so”.

On Tuesday, Portman Group announced that the panel had upheld the complaint, with Marks and Spencer subsequently affirming that its Porn Star Martini will be renamed “Passion Star Martini”.


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