Gin Campari Sour
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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.

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Gin-Campari Sour Gin-Campari Sour
A bright, crisp gin cocktail given depth by Campari and orange bitters and smoothed out with egg white.

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  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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