Income Tax
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Income Tax
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.61 / 5
Though no-one knows where the name comes from, it's supposed to have originated from someone making this drink to help with the pain of the taxes...I hope it helps you ... more Though no-one knows where the name comes from, it's supposed to have originated from someone making this drink to help with the pain of the taxes...I hope it helps you too!
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Base ingredient
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Red vermouth
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Orange
Alcohol content
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20.96% | 2.54 units *

Method
How to make a Income Tax

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass, garnish with an orange twist and serve

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Shake  ·  Strain  ·  Garnish  ·  Twist  · 

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FAQ's

ORIGINS_HISTORY

What is the history behind the name of the Income Tax cocktail?

The Income Tax cocktail is a variant of the Bronx cocktail, which blends both sweet and dry vermouth. Named with a bit of humor, the 'Income Tax' name likely refers to the bitter-sweet nature of paying taxes - much like how the drink itself combines sweet and bitter flavors. Its exact origins are murky, but it gained popularity during the early to mid-20th century.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Why is the Income Tax cocktail shaken and not stirred?

The Income Tax cocktail is shaken due to its inclusion of orange juice, a non-clear ingredient. Shaking is preferable when cocktails include juices, dairy, or eggs to ensure a well-emulsified, thoroughly mixed outcome that's also aerated for a better texture.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What's the recommended way to serve an Income Tax cocktail?

An Income Tax cocktail should be served in a chilled cocktail glass. This not only enhances the presentation but also keeps the drink cold, ensuring the flavors are crisp and refreshing. Optionally, a thinly sliced orange wheel can be added as garnish for an extra touch of elegance.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute something else for vermouth if I don't have it for an Income Tax cocktail?

While vermouth is a key ingredient in an Income Tax cocktail, you might substitute dry vermouth with dry sherry or white vermouth with Lillet Blanc if necessary. However, be mindful that substitutions can alter the original taste and character of the cocktail significantly.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of the Income Tax cocktail compare to other popular cocktails?

The Income Tax cocktail has an alcohol content of 20.96%, placing it in the moderate range compared to other cocktails. For comparison, a classic Margarita has about 30-40% alcohol content depending on the recipe, while a Mojito is lower, around 10-15%. This makes the Income Tax a balanced choice for those who prefer a less intense alcoholic experience.

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