Gin Campari Sour
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. Get the recipe for Gin Campari Sour ». Matt Taylor-Gross
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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.

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  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.

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