Monday, April 15, 2013

Income Tax

Income Tax
2.5 shots out of 5

It's Income Tax Day, it's Income Tax Day!!  

That could be a good thing or a bad thing depending on whether or not you are getting or paying money.  

I have been so busy this last week I have not been able to post in over a week.......I'm sorry.

We have been putting off doing our taxes (which usually I'm on it as soon as the W2 comes), so we needed to get that done, plus I had my next article due today for the Simply Gluten Free magazine.  

Toss those in with too many baseball games, a soccer game, I lost count of the number of practices and 3 days of Tae Kwon Do.........phewph........just typing it out exhausts me!

I gave tonight's cocktail 2.5 shots out of 5.  

My new friend gin.  

I had found a few different versions of this cocktail online and decided to go with the one from Kitchenriffs.  

This one looked like the best quantities of each ingredient.  

This is not a bad cocktail.  

The gin does give you that "gin burn" a bit as you swallow it, but it's not too bad.  

Vermouths (sweet or dry) usually make me run the other way, but the amount you actually put of them into this cocktail isn't horrid......which is a good thing!  

All in all, if you like gin and vermouth, I think you will absolutely like this one!

Here is a photo of the end result:

Here is a photo of the ingredients:

Here is the recipe for a Income Tax:

  • 1 1/2 oz gin
  • 1/4 oz sweet vermouth
  • 1/4 oz dry vermouth
  • 3/4 orange juice
  • 2 dashes of bitters

In a shaker, add ice and all of the ingredients above.  Shake and strain your cocktail into a martini glass, sit down, sign your taxes and mail them in!

Here's to a day that scares a whole lot of Americans and a cocktail that goes along with it!


The Cocktail Lady
Cocktail Lady
Cocktail Lady

Hello! My name is Jen and I am The Cocktail Lady. I am a married mom of 4 who loves creating and trying new cocktails.


  1. Fun cocktail, isn't it? Great post, and thanks for linking to my blog! I'll won't be having another one of these until next year's taxes are done. ;-)

  2. Everything I have in my cupboard and it turns out it is a cocktail! It was very uplifting.

  3. I have a weird question. Do you know what brand of gin and vermouth Costco's private labels are?

    1. Not a weird question at all! Honest answer, I don't know. What I do know is that Mach Flynt Inc. produces it, along with a lot of other (but not all) Costco alcohols and wines. Their vermouth I don't know about. I'm not sure that I've ever seen it at our Costco, so I didn't even know they made it.

  4. Aside from the Angostura bitters, it's a Bronx Cocktail. My experience with the Bronx Cocktail is that. You benefit highly by using an aromatic Gin like Hendrick's or Dorothy Parker and freshly squeezed orange juice.