.25oz Fernet Branca
1oz Dolin Blanc Vermouth
15 drops Orange bitters
3 Orange twists
Add the Orange Bitters, Campari, Fernet Branca, Cynar and Gin to a mixing glass. Add ice and stir. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Express the oils from the three orange twists then discard them.
An amazing bitter cocktail by Toby Maloney for the Violet Hour in Chicago. This one will certainly appeal to fans of the Negroni as well as those who enjoy amari. While Eeyore’s Requiem does contain a small amount of gin, Campari actually acts as the base spirit. The bitter, herbal accents from the Cynar and Fernet add complexity to the Campari, while the botanicals in the gin layer into Eeyore’s unique flavor. The white, sweet Dolin Blanc helps counterbalance all the bitter amari. The orange bitters and orange twists further accentuate the orange citrus brought by the Campari. This is an amazing, complex, yet light cocktail that makes a great aperitif. A new classic, Eeyore’s Requiem is highly recommended.