Income Tax Cocktail


Are you celebrating a large refund, crying over what you owe, or just a CPA that’s happy tax season is over? This is an awesome cocktail to imbibe in no matter where you fall. This cocktail dates back to the 1920s and you can find many versions of the recipe. They all have gin, vermouth & fresh orange juice. The recipe also calls for bitters, which was thought by many to be a nod to the bitterness of giving away a portion of your hard-earned cash to the government. I tested several recipes before deciding on this one from mr boston drinks ~ it’s delicious & tastes like an artisan cocktail from Hotel Emma (San Antonio’s premiere boutique hotel). Just sayin’.

Income Tax Cocktail

Category: Cocktails, WINE & SPIRITS

Servings: 1 Serving

Income Tax Cocktail


  • 1 oz gin
  • 1/4 oz dry vermouth
  • 1/4 oz sweet vermouth
  • 1 oz fresh orange juice
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters
  • Orange peel for garnish


  1. Pour all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously, and then pour in a martini glass glass or coupe.
  2. Garnish with an orange peel twist.


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