If You Take a Walk, I'll Tax Your Feet
It’s everyone’s favorite time of year: when you turn up Taxman and hope for a refund. (George Harrison’s protest against tax revenue going towards the military feels just as relevant today as it did in 1966.).
Whatever your financial status come tax day, you’re likely gonna want a cocktail! We’ve got you covered with drinks for every circumstance. Here’s to a big refund coming your way!
Income Tax Cocktail
Yes, it’s a real thing! Dating back to Prohibition times, it’s a Bronx cocktail with added bitters. There’s really no historical record about how this cocktail came to be (maybe they were bitter about forking over their money?), but it’s still an easy cocktail to whip up. Toast your good or bad fortune with this tasty treat.
1 ½ oz. London dry gin
¾ oz. sweet vermouth
¾ oz. dry vermouth
¾ oz. freshly squeezed orange juice
2 dashes Angostura bitters
Add all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously until well-chilled. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Sip & enjoy!
Is your refund burning a hole in your pocket and you’re feeling like a million bucks? We’ve talked about the Millionaire cocktail here before, and you might remember that there are a few versions. Well, here’s another one for you to try!
2 oz. bourbon
¾ oz. Grand Marnier
¼ oz. absinthe
½ oz. grenadine
½ oz. freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 small egg white
Garnish: grated nutmeg
Add all ingredients into a cocktail shaker (no ice!) and shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds. Add ice and shake again, until well-chilled. Strain into a chilled coupe glass and sprinkle grated nutmeg over the top. Sip & enjoy!
Head to your nearest watering hole during happy hour, get the cheapest beer in a can, and commiserate with your fellow bar flies!
Forget Your Sorrows
Three shots of cheap tequila. In rapid succession.*
*We kid! Always enjoy alcohol responsibly.