This recipe was originally made by bartender Mickael Perron (current bar manager of the The Library at The Lanesborough in London) in 2004 for Plymouth Gin Sunday Industry Night cocktail competition by Flavour Magazine in London. It was inspired by Negroni, an aperitif that sometimes get too strong for some guests before dinner. Mickael created Bitter Lady with some ingredients of a Negroni but softer, sweeter, and creamier because of the egg white and honey. She may look delicate but this strong woman gives quite a punch. Negroni lovers would definitely love this one.

low prep BitterLady


  • 45 ml Bombay Sapphire
  • 1 spoon honey
  • 10 ml Campari
  • 15 ml lemon juice
  • egg white from 1 medium size egg

Glass: Coupette


  1. Chill coupette with ice, set aside.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a shaker.
  3. Dry shake. Add ice and wet shake until cold.
  4. Double strain into a coupette.
  5. Cut up a small lemon peel and twist on top of the glass to release the essential oils.
  6. Garnish with the twisted lemon peel.

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