Eeyore's Requiem

A bitter antidote to a quiet night.


  • Served in cocktail
  • 25% ABV
  • Garnish with Orange twist


Toby Maloney



Campari 4.5cl 1.5oz
Vermouth Blanc x 3.0cl 1.0oz
Gin 1.5cl 0.5oz
Cynar 0.5cl 0.17oz
Fernet-Branca 0.5cl 0.17oz
Orange bitters Fifteen drops. Yes, fifteen.
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  1. Fill a mixing glass with ice.
  2. Add Campari, Tanqueray, Cynar, Fernet, vermouth, and bitters.
  3. Stir until well chilled.
  4. Strain into serving glass.


If you sat around naming all the bitter ingredients in your liquor cabinet, you might come close to the formula for this Anti-Valentine's Day tipple. Eeyore's Requiem, invented by Toby Maloney of Chicago's Violet Hour, starts with Campari, then adds a dose of Fernet-Branca, which is made with gentian, chamomile, bitter orange, myhrr, and saffron, among other things. Not bitter enough for your cynical heart? Maloney takes your Fernet and your Campari and raises you a quarter ounce of artichoke-and-herb based Cynar.

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