Today is tax day.  What better day to present the next cocktail in our series.  The Income Tax Cocktail is a variation on the Bronx cocktail.  In fact, the only difference is the addition of bitters.  I compare the Income Tax cocktail to eggs with pepper and the Bronx to eggs without.  Such a small ingredient can make a world of difference. The Income tax cocktail is also a variation on the Perfect Manhattan.  Both drinks feature a base spirit, dry vermouth, sweet vermouth, and bitters.

The Income Tax Cocktail
1 1/4 oz Gin
1/4 orange, squeezed into shaker
1/4 oz dry vermouth
1/4 oz sweet vermouth
2 dashes Angostura bitters
Shake with ice and strain into chilled cocktail glass.

Robert Hess from the Cocktail Spirit shows you the way to craft this beverage.

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