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!
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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.
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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!