This is John Apodaca with Daddy-O's Martinis and it's tis the season for taxes. As some of us of are looking for those last minute deductions and receipts before we file, I thought most of us could use a libation to make filing less painful, called the Income Tax Cocktail. This is something I can't claim as my own but it's found in the book Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails by Ted Haigh. It's basically a Bronx Cocktail with a dash of Angostura bitters but adding that one little ingredient changes the flavor of the drink. It's simple to make and you may need to have one before and after seeing your tax man. Try it and tell me how you like it.
The Income Tax Cocktail
1 1/2 oz gin (Bombay Sapphire or No. 209)
3/4 oz dry vermouth ( Noilly Prat or Martini and Rossi)
3/4 oz sweet vermouth (Nilly Prat or Martini and Rossi)
Juice of 1/4 orange (squeezed right into the shaker)
2 dashes of Angostura Bitters