Eeyore's Requiem

1 12 oz Campari
12 oz Gin, Tanqueray (or use more Campari)
1 oz Bianco Vermouth, Dolin
12 oz Cynar
14 oz Fernet Branca (scant)
1 ds Orange bitters (50% Fee / 50% Regans')
3 twst Orange peel (expressed, one as garnish)
Instructions
Stirred, garnished with heavy orange oil and a pigtail twist.
History
Originally with 2oz Campari and no gin. Revised in the second edition of Beta Cocktails.
From other users
  • Fabulous. Quite bitter, without any acid to soften it. Fernet adds complexity and depth without obvious menthol. A great drink, even for the Fernet hater. A touch sweet; split with dry? — ☆☆☆☆☆
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1 Comment

DrunkLab's picture

Delicious. Bitter and

Delicious. Bitter and refreshing. The Campari/Cynar/vermouth is the center of the drink: the Campari is definitely in control, but the Cynar adds interesting herbal/honeyed/savory accents; the blanc vermouth lightens it all up and adds wine, vanilla, and orange notes. Subtle mint from the Fernet and botanical complexity from the Tanq. Some unexpected leather notes on the way down. The orange oil upfront is worth the three twists. I made this half-sized and upon my first sip immediately wished I'd made more.