This pretty, and very pink, Raspberry Thyme Negroni Sour was inspired by the Valentino pink that’s been everywhere in fashion this summer. A homemade raspberry thyme simple syrup is muddled with fresh figs. Then added to a shaker with gin, vermouth, and Campari for a fun pink twist on the classic Negroni. I also added an egg white for fizziness plus pretty bubbles, thus making this a Negroni Sour! Definitely not your average cocktail, but so fun and delicious!
Bringing Cocktail Saturday back with a fun twist on a Negroni Sour, which is simply a classic Negroni shaken together with an egg white. The egg white, while optional, gives this cocktail fizz and pretty bubbles!
But it’s the inspiration for this drink that I’m excited to share details on. More than anything, I am constantly inspired by fashion. The colors, the silhouettes, the classic looks, and the trends.
This summer I couldn’t help but notice that Valentino PINK was everywhere in the fashion world. From the sky-high stilettos to the pinks bags and dresses. It seemed as though everyone was rocking this pink, which is now more commonly referred to as Barbican pink. But in my opinion, the trend all started with Valentino, and Valentino pumps are really what inspired this cocktail.
Pink is not my color, but something about this trend really inspired me. It screams cocktail! So I ran with it.
Give me an excuse to splurge on some fun shoes and make a really fun drink and I’m all in.
To make the syrup, start with fresh raspberries, thyme, and honey. Simmer everything together with water, then strain, and let cool.
For the drink, I was really excited to use figs. They feel so fancy and Italian to me, which felt so fitting. Muddle a fresh fig with the gin. Then add in the vermouth, Campari, a splash of lemon, and the egg white.
If you can’t find fresh figs, just omit them, or use fig preserves.
Shake everything together vigorously with ice, then strain into a fun martini glass for the full effect.
Garnish with fresh thyme and enjoy a fun summery cocktail!
It’s so pretty, right? I know it’s different, and I know my idea with the photos is not my usual, but I really wanted to have fun with this – and I did!!
Mixing this up will make any night feel special. The prettiness alone is sure to put you in a good mood!
Looking for other summer drink recipes? Here are some favorites:
Salted Spicy Watermelon Margarita Popsicles
Lastly, if you make this Raspberry Thyme Negroni Sour, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!
Raspberry Thyme Negroni Sour
Servings: 1 drink
Calories Per Serving: 593 kcal
Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.
Raspberry Thyme Syrup
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/3 cup fresh raspberries
- 1/3 cup honey
- 6 sprigs fresh thyme
- 1 fresh fig, halved, or 1 teaspoon fig preserves
- 1 ounce gin
- 1 ounce sweet vermouth
- 1 ounce Campari
- 1 ounce lemon juice
- 1-2 ounces raspberry syrup
- 1 egg white (optional)
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- 1. To make the raspberry syrup. In a medium pot, bring 1/4 cup water, the raspberries, honey, and thyme to a boil over high heat. Boil 2-3 minutes, mashing the berries down to release their juice. Remove from the heat. Let cool, then strain the syrup into a glass jar. This syrup makes enough for about 6 drinks.2. In a cocktail shaker, add the fig, gin, vermouth, Campari, and lemon juice. Muddle together, squashing everything to release the juices. Fill with ice and add the 1-2 ounces raspberry syrup and the egg white. Shake vigorously until fizzy on top, about 1 minute. Strain into a glass. Drink and enjoy!
I adore this fresh take on such a classic cocktail. The raspberry thyme syrup and fig add pop and take away some of the bitterness of the classic Negroni….for you Negroni newbies. (A classic Negroni is my go to cocktail.)
Happy Friday!! I appreciate you trying this recipe and sharing your review, so glad to hear it was a hit!⛄️ xT
Is frozen raspberries ok?
And do you mean pasteurized egg white, not pasture raised egg?
Yes, just make sure the berries are thawed. I like to use pasture raised eggs, so just 1 egg white is optional. Please let me know if you have any other questions, I hope you love the recipe! Cheers! xx
Absolutely delicious. I did a “dry” shake first without the ice to get it nice and foamy and it turned out great! Love the combination of flavors. Sooo refreshing. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
Wonderful! Thanks so much for making this cocktail and sharing your feedback, I love to hear that it was enjoyed! xTieghan
These were fantastic! Perfect timing with fig season! I did a “dry shake” with the egg whites first! Thank you so much for sharing!
Happy Monday! Thanks a lot for trying this recipe out, I am so excited to hear that it was a hit! xx
Is it okay to not strain syrup or will it spoil quicker?
I would strain the syrup otherwise you are going to have chunks that you won’t want in your drink:) Please let me know if you have any other questions! Cheers! xx
Love the cocktail recipe! Beautiful photography, a gift! Noticing no response to personal precious comments. Is that off limits! Imagine it can be hurtful to hear. You are adorable and talented!
Thanks a lot for your thoughtful message and reading along! Let me know if you give this drink try! Happy Sunday! xT
Tiegan such FUN photos and gorgeous work! I love that you were inspired by those bright pink shoes and created a recipe to fit. Your creativity, your unbelievable talent in photography and your kindness to share all of this is impressive. Thank you for all the work you do and huge congratulations on all of your success!
Thanks so much for reading along and your kind message:) I’m glad you enjoyed the photos! Hope you’re off to a great Sunday!! xTieghan