Feeling the pain of tax day? I know I am this year. Take your mind off the check you have to write the IRS and make yourself a few of these Income Tax Cocktails from The Savoy Cocktail Book.
The Income Tax Cocktail is the same as a Bronx except it has Angostura bitters. The Bronx is a Perfect Martini except it has orange juice. See how these things happen with drinks?
The exact origins of the Income Tax Cocktail are unknown but it’s an easy gin cocktail to make. I used Plymouth gin for mine, which is the same that was used in The Last Word Cocktail.
For the vermouth in the drink, it has equal parts sweet and dry. I would suggest using fresh squeezed orange juice if you can as fresh ingredients are always better in cocktails. Finish the drink off with 1-2 dashes of Angostura based on your tastes and add an orange twist for garnish.
The Income Tax Cocktail won’t write that check or fill out the forms for you but it will at least give you something enjoyable to sip on while you’re complaining about the IRS.
- 2 ounces gin
- ¼ ounce sweet vermouth
- ¼ ounce dry vermouth
- 1 ounce fresh orange juice
- 1-2 dashes Angostura bitters (to taste)
- Orange twist for garnish
- Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice.
- Shake and strain into a chilled martini glass.
- Garnish with an orange twist.