Income Tax Cocktail
* 1 1/2 ounces gin
* 3/4 ounce dry vermouth
* 3/4 ounce sweet vermouth
* 1 barspoon fresh orange juice
* 1 dash orange bitters
Combine ingredients in an ice-filled cocktail shaker and shake until cold. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with an lemon zest.
April 15 Income Tax Cocktail — topical, no? (Assuming you’re here in the US) I actually had no plans to make or post this today until I saw the sheer number of liquorati on Twitter talking about them. I normally try to be a little more unpredictable than this, but it sounded good, so I thought I’d join everyone else in toasting yet another tax day come and gone (but then we self-employed individuals actually get to do this every quarter, so I should drink these a lot more often).
The Income Tax Cocktail is yet another drink from the Savoy Cocktail Book, and is basically a Bronx cocktail with different proportions. More vermouth, in this case, and I’ve decreased the amount of orange juice, following Anvil’s Bobby Heugel’s guidance, which makes it a bit less sweet. Squeeze your lemon zest over the surface of the drink and rim the edge with it before dropping it in, and you’ve balanced the sweetness of the orange just a bit more.