Eeyore's Requiem Recipe

A glass of Eeyore's Requiem, a cocktail made using Fernet Branca.
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 Fernet Branca, which is made with gentian, chamomile, bitter orange, myrrh, 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.

Recipe Details

Eeyore's Requiem Recipe

Active 3 mins
Total 3 mins
Serves 1 serving


  • 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


  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.

Special equipment

mixing glass, strainer

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
255 Calories
0g Fat
22g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 255
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 4mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 8mg 41%
Calcium 12mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 44mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)