Income Tax Cocktail

It's tax season so I thought it might be a good time to enjoy a cocktail to either toast your refund or drown your sorrow over a big bill.  

I Googled "income tax cocktail" for inspiration thinking that there would be a wide assortment of drinks that people invented to mark the occasion.  Instead, I discovered there is actually a drink called the "Income Tax Cocktail" created in the 1920s.  The exact origins are unknown, but the recipe is consistent throughout all of the sites I visited. I saw the drink served in an old fashioned "coupe" shaped glass so I thought I would try that as well. 

Income Tax Cocktail

1 1/2 ounces gin
3/4 ounce dry vermouth
3/4 ounce sweet vermouth
3/4 ounce fresh orange juice
1-2 dashes Angostura Bitters

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.  Add ingredients and shake until chilled.  Strain into a glass. Add orange twist garnish if desired. 

Print Recipe Here

I found the drink to be a little more bitter than I like, but it is still a good cocktail.  So let's raise our glasses in a toast to the extra three days we have to file this year!

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