Eeyore's Requiem from The Violet Hour

[Photo: Robyn Lee]

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 barrel-aged 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. Take that, Valentine's day.

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Eeyore's Requiem from The Violet Hour

About This Recipe

Yield:makes 1 cocktail
Active time:3 minutes
Total time:3 minutes
Special equipment:mixing glass, strainer
This recipe appears in: Valentine's Day Cocktails for Lovers and Cynics
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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 ounces Campari
  • 1/2 ounce Tanqueray gin
  • 1/4 ounce Cynar
  • 1/4 ounce Fernet Branca
  • 1 ounce Dolin Blanc Vermouth
  • 15 drops orange bitters (Fee's, Regan's, or a mix)
  • 3 orange twists

Procedures

  1. 1

    Fill a mixing glass with ice, add Campari, Tanqueray, Cynar, Fernet, vermouth, and bitters. Stir until well chilled and strain into serving glass. Twist orange peel over drink to to express oils and discard.

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