Gin-Campari Sour

Sometimes we like cocktails to have a bit of an aggressive bite; other times, we’re looking to round them out a bit. Gin, Campari, and lemon are three ingredients that pair beautifully, but all have their sharp edges. Adding an egg white helps mellow and integrate these flavors without muting them, while also contributing a silky texture and an opacity that’s quite elegant in a vividly colored drink.

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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.


  • 1 12 oz. gin, such as Plymouth brand
  • 34 oz. Campari
  • 34 oz. fresh lemon juice
  • 12 oz. simple syrup
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 dash orange bitters
  • 1 small orange wedge, to garnish


  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the gin, Campari, lemon juice, simple syrup, bitters, and egg white, and shake until combined. Fill the shaker three-quarters full with ice and shake vigorously until the egg white is incorporated and frothy, about 30 seconds.
  2. Strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with the orange wedge.