Income Tax Cocktail

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Discerning Drinkers (43 ratings)

Serve in a

Coupe glass

Garnish:

Orange zest twist

How to make:

SHAKE all ingredients with ice and fine strain into chilled glass.

1 1/2 fl oz Hayman's London Dry Gin
3/4 fl oz Strucchi Dry Vermouth
3/4 fl oz Strucchi Rosso Vermouth
3/4 fl oz Orange juice (freshly squeezed)
1 dash Angostura Aromatic Bitters
2 drop Saline solution 4:1 (20g sea salt to 80g water)
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Review:

A Bronx with equal parts rosso and dry vermouths and with Angostura in place of orange bitters.

Variant:

Bronx
Bloody Bronx - with blood orange juice
Golden Bronx - with egg yolk
Improved Bronx - with mandarin juice
Silver Bronx - with egg white
Luigi Bronx - with tangerine juice, triple sec, and grenadine
Satan's Whiskers Straight - with orange juice

History:

A riff on the Bronx cocktail, the Income Tax cocktail first appeared in Harry Craddock's 1930 The Savoy Cocktail Book.

INCOME TAX COCKTAIL.
1 Dash Angostura Bitters.
The Juice of ¼ Orange.
¼ French Vermouth.
¼ Italian Vermouth.
½ Dry Gin.
Shake well, then strain into cocktail glass.

Harry Craddock, The Savoy Cocktail Book, 1930

Bronx history and variations

Alcohol content:

  • 1.5 standard drinks
  • 18.81% alc./vol. (37.62° proof)
  • 21.2 grams of pure alcohol
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