Gin-Campari Sour

Add an egg white to give your cocktails a silky, lively texture.


By Carey Jones and John McCarthy

Updated on August 1, 2022

Gin, Campari, and lemon pair beautifully, but adding an egg white helps mellow and integrate these flavors without muting them, while also contributing a silky texture to this vivid drink from Carey Jones and John McCarthy.


  • 1½ oz. London dry gin, preferably Plymouth
  • ¾ oz. Campari
  • ¾ oz. fresh lemon juice
  • ½ oz. simple syrup
  • 1 dash orange bitters
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 orange slice, for garnish


Step 1

Freeze a coupe glass until frosty, at least 30 minutes. To a cocktail shaker, add the gin, Campari, lemon juice, simple syrup, bitters, and egg white and shake until combined, about 10 seconds. Fill the shaker three-quarters full with ice and shake until thick and frothy, about 30 seconds, then strain into the chilled coupe. Garnish with the orange slice.

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