Cocktail Recipe: Income Tax Cocktail

by Pamela

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It’s D-Day…or T-Day or whatever you call April 15th.  Whatever you call it, it’s Tax day here in the US.  For many of you it’s a bad day…a day you have to write a check, of some magnitude, to the government.  For some of you, you’ll be getting a nice refund check in the coming weeks.

I know that there’s pretty much nothing I can say that will be witty or pithy enough to get your mind off what this day is.

So I thought the only appropriate post today would be for me to give you the Income Tax Cocktail.  Yes, this is a real cocktail recipe, not something that I made up.  Go ahead and Google it if you don’t believe me.  The income tax cocktail is an orangey gin cocktail that tends toward the sweeter side.  I suppose to make you feel better about the day.

Without further adieu, I give you the gin cocktail to enjoy this evening: the income tax cocktail.  Enjoy!

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Recipe: Income Tax Cocktail


  1. 3/4 Ounce Gin
  2. 3/4 Ounce Rosso Vermouth
  3. 3/4 Ounce Dry Vermouth
  4. 3/4 Ounce Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice
  5. 1 Dash Angostura® Bitters


  1. Add ice to a shaker.
  2. Pour all ingredients into the shaker.
  3. Shake until well chilled.
  4. Pour into a chilled cocktail glass.
  5. Serve.


Rosso Vermouth is sweet, red vermouth.

Cooking time (duration): 5 Minutes

Number of servings (yield): 1

Meal type: cocktail

Culinary tradition: USA (General)


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DIA April 20, 2011 at 12:51 pm

A sweet cocktail on tax day, I like the irony. Great recipe.

Cheers, DIA

sippitysup April 16, 2011 at 3:54 pm

The only great thing about making so little money this year comes when I see my tax return. GREG

Maureen April 16, 2011 at 5:45 am

I sent in my US taxes weeks ago but can I make the cocktail now anyway? Sounds tasty 🙂

Jennifer April 15, 2011 at 8:17 pm

What a cool idea! Any cocktail in my book is a good cocktail, but 1 devoted specifically to Tax Day… that’s AWESOME!

Betty @ scrambled hen fruit April 15, 2011 at 7:29 pm

A cocktail always makes tax time more tolerable. 🙂

Ethan April 15, 2011 at 8:29 am

Mo money mo money mo money! I have no idea why I thought of that while looking at your cocktail. I’ve already received my return in Canada, but I think I still deserve one of these. Hope you’re on the refund side of things:)

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