Cocktail of the Week: The Income Tax Cocktail

12 Dec

This week I broke out my old friend, Vintage Spirits & Forgotten Cocktails, looking for something I could make with things we had in the house.  We received a giant box of oranges, so I chose the Income Tax Cocktail, in which oranges figure prominently.  There’s no note in the book as to why it’s called the Income Tax, but it’s much more pleasant than the name implies. It’s sweet and tart, but not cloying.  It’s the kind of drink that syrupy fruitinis are modeled after, but which unlike its progeny is simple and refreshing.

The Income Tax Cocktail

1 1/2 oz. gin
3/4 oz. dry vermouth
3/4 oz. sweet vermouth
juice of 1/4 of an orange (squeezed right into the shaker)
2 dashes of Angostura Bitters

Shake in an iced cocktail shaker and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with an orange peel.


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