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.