Next Time You’re At the Bar, Order an Income Tax Cocktail

Not surprisingly, the Income Tax Cocktail (yes, it's real) doesn't sound that good. Don't get me wrong, I'm a creative drinker with my own shaker who likes to get wacky with the floofy drinks when I'm up for something other than Raging Bitch. But something about tons of vermouth and a dash of bitters just doesn't sound like something I'd willingly do to myself. Therefore, maybe it's perfectly named.

Income Tax Cocktail
makes one drink

1 1/2 ounces gin
1/4 ounce dry vermouth
1/4 ounce sweet vermouth
1 ounce orange juice (I used blood orange)
1 dash Angostura bitters
Optional garnish: orange twist

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously. Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with an orange twist.

Yeah, good luck with that.

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