Photo and GIFs by Liz Barclay
Welcome back to the First We Feast GIF Tutorial series, where we ask restaurant cooks and pro bartenders to show us how step up our technique when cooking and making drinks at home.
So far, we’ve downed a Negroni and an Old-Fashioned. For the final part of this masterclass with PDT head bartender Jeff Bell, we’re dialing back the booze a bit to make a lighter, more sessionable fizz with Campari. Egg white gives it a velvety mouthfeel, while the combo of lemon juice and bitter Campari provides a refreshing bite.
To make this drink, you’ll need to nail a few basic techniques, including how to separate out an egg white and how to dry shake. Catch all the action in the GIFs above so you can see exactly how it’s done.
* 1 egg white
* ¾ ounces of fresh lemon juice
* ½ ounce simple syrup
* 2 ounces of Campari
* 1 ½ ounce of club soda
Combine egg white, lemon juice, simple syrup, and Campari in a cocktail shaker and dry shake for about 15 seconds. Add ice and shake vigorously for about 20 seconds. Add club soda. Strain into a glass and garnish with an orange peel.