Tippling Tuesday: The Income Tax Cocktail

by Venomous Kate

Is it just me, or does it seem particularly quite around the blogosphere to you today, too? It almost makes me wonder how many folks put off filing their taxes until the very last minute.

If you’ve been a good boy or girl and finished your taxes already, then it’s time to celebrate Tippling Tuesday, that vastly underrated and oft’ neglected day. This week, as luck would have it, I have a cocktail recipe that will take some of the pain out of Tax Day for you… even if you haven’t quite finished preparing your returns just yet.

The Income Tax Cocktail
Serves: 1

2 oz gin
1/4 oz sweet vermouth
1/4 oz dry vermouth
1 oz orange juice
Angostura bitters to taste
orange twist for garnish

Directions: Pour everything in a shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish. Repeat until you don’t give a darn about how the check you just wrote the Feds dwarfs that “stimulus check” you’ll now be waiting on before you can afford to go drinking at a bar.

(Recipe via Slashfood)

13 Comments to “Tippling Tuesday: The Income Tax Cocktail”

  1. An industrial sized Gosling’s rum and ginger ale. To be followed by another (and maybe one more). If you have read my blog you will know why. Arghh…

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  2. I was just wondering why I was craving a drink like mad. Now I know why; it’s Tippling Tuesday!

    I’ll have to go see what I can find. Mmmm, perhaps a Chocolate Toasted Almond.

    1 shot Kahlua® coffee liqueur
    1 shot amaretto almond liqueur
    8 oz milk
    2 tbsp chocolate syrup

    Yet another great use for the internet: just type in the liqueurs you have on hand and – bingo! – a selection of mixed drink recipes.

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  3. And they wonder why bloggers drink.

  4. I certainly need an “Income Tax Cocktail”, but the things adults do to good booze is beyond me.

    Gin should be mixed only with a small amount of vermouth. If you want a mixed drink, get some cachaca from Brazil and add lime.

    But if you want something to drink, drink scotch. I prefer Laphraoig, but I’ll drink most anything that comes from Scotland.

  5. What with the Tylenol 3’s and the muscle relaxant I can’t have any alcohol. 🙁 On Sunday had a virgin pina colada at Outback…

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  6. This time of year always makes me feel like drinking as well.I had a couple tax cocktails tonight and sent the check off. I am self employed so this time I’m always having to write a nice check.

  7. Yea after income taxes I need a lot of strong drinks,and the IRS didnt even send me some vaseline this year lol

  8. Laphroaig’s definitely out of our price range, particularly after that hefty check we sent to the Feds.

  9. I’d offer to have one for you, but it’s only 10 a.m. 😉

  10. That’s what did us in this year, too. Almost makes it more affordable for me to not even bother making money blogging.

  11. Bet they won’t respect you in the morning, either.

  12. The income tax drink sounds incredibly yummy. I do love the occasional drink with fresh juice in it.

    The chocolate drink is something I could imagine having for breakfast.

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