Food - Drink
The Eeyore's Requiem Cocktail Is A Bitter Twist On The Negroni
BY AUTUMN SWIERS
There's a killer lineup of book-based beverages you've probably never heard of, including the Catcher in the Rye, a rye whiskey-based cocktail with orange marmalade. Another literary drink is an Eeyore-inspired cocktail modeled after the lovable-yet-bitter donkey who holds down the Hundred Acre Wood.
Eeyore's Requiem is a reimagined Negroni, featuring extra bitter ingredients in honor of its titular character: Campari (an Italian aperitif), Fernet-Branca (a liqueur made from a blend of 27 spices and roots), and Cyna (an amaro liqueur made from artichokes). The cocktail is 1.7 standard drinks and 22.03% ABV, or 44.06 proof.
Eeyore's Requiem was invented by mixologist Tobey Maloney of The Violet Hour in Chicago's Wicker Park, who calls Eeyore "the most bitter character in literature," per Punch. Maloney first created Eeyore's Requiem around 2009, then immortalized it in his 2022 book "The Bartender's Manifesto."