1 oz Gin
1⁄2 oz Campari
1⁄4 oz Cynar
1 twst Grapefruit peel (As garnish)

Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail coupe, and garnish with a grapefruit twist.


Elderflower works great with both Cynar and Campari, and the grapefruit oil helps to draw the fruitier notes of it out.


I was tinkering around with Negroni variations for a request from an upcoming wedding held at Loyal Nine. I was inspired by Eeyore's Requiem to include other liqueurs in the mix, but I did not want it to be as extreme as Toby Maloney's neo-classic with Campari being the largest component. Therefore, I stuck with the equal parts gin, liqueur, and vermouth ratio. For a name, I kept the Winnie the Pooh theme and decided on Piglet's Lament; one of Piglet's laments in Winnie the Pooh is "It is hard to be brave when you're only a Very Small Animal."

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Picture of Piglet's Lament
FRY 2017
Posted by yarm on 2/01/2020
Created by
Fred Yarm, Loyal Nine, Cambridge, MA
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  • Fantastic. Amazing how the grapefruit works with the drink.
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I think this cocktail is absolutely fabulous. One of my favorites.

yarm commented on 2/13/2022:

Cheers! I need to revisit this recipe for my guests at work. Hard to believe it's 4.5 years old already...