Eeyore’s Requiem

Here’s a drink that sounds terrifying on paper: how much bitter can you throw at just one drink?

This drink hails from The Violet Hour in Chicago, and we have to say that when Earl’s Juke Joint’s James Fury suggested it to us, we were sceptical. It sounds like the most bartendery of drinks — a whole lot of bitters, one for the geeks.

The truth is it’s one of the most delicious drinks we’ve come across.

Eeyore’s Requiem


  • 20 ml Cocchi Americano
  • 15 ml Cynar
  • 10 ml Fernet-Branca
  • 30 ml Campari
  • 15 dash orange bitters
  • 20 ml gin
  1. Stir down all ingredients with ice, serve up in a cocktail glass.

Adapted from a recipe credited to Toby Maloney, The Violet Hour, Chicago