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We Were Never Together (or Emily's Response)

A cocktail created by author Lorenzo Petruzziello for his first novel THE LOVE FOOL.
Course Drinks


  • oz. gin
  • 1 oz. Campari
  • oz. Italicus bergamot liqueur
  • ¾ oz. simple syrup
  • 1 egg white*
  • 1 pinch finely ground black pepper (leave some for garnish)
  • orange wheel
  • floral bitter (optional)


  • Add gin, Campari, Italicus bergamot liqueur, simple syrup, egg white, and most of the black pepper into shaker. (no ice)
  • Dry shake (without ice) vigorously for about 30 seconds to create a foam.
  • Add ice to tin and shake again for about 15-20 seconds, or until the outside of the tin frosts.
  • Strain into a coupe glass.
  • Garnish with a sprinkle of finely ground black pepper and an orange wheel.
    (optional: drop 3 dashes of floral bitter on top)


Warning: Consuming raw or undercooked egg may increase your risk of foodborne illness.