Income Tax Cocktail Recipe

Jennifer Hess

Sometimes, all you need to do in order to create a new cocktail is to add bitters to an old cocktail. The Income Tax is nothing more than a Bronx with bitters. But that's okay; the bitters add such a depth of flavor that the cocktail earns a new moniker.

The origins of this drink are obscure; it dates to no later than the 1920s, but otherwise, no one seems to know where or when it arose, or how it was named. Nevertheless, it's a tasty drink.

It's worth it for this drink to buy an actual gosh-darned orange and squeeze it fresh, by the way. The flavor's so much better than the stuff from a carton.

Recipe Facts

Active: 5 mins
Total: 5 mins
Serves: 1 serving

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  • 1 1/2 ounces gin

  • 3/4 ounce dry vermouth

  • 3/4 ounce sweet vermouth

  • 3/4 ounce freshly squeezed orange juice from 1 orange

  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters

  • Garnish: orange wheel (optional)


  1. Add gin, dry vermouth, sweet vermouth, orange juice, and bitters to an ice-filled cocktail shaker. Shake until well chilled. Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with an orange wheel and serve.

Special Equipment

Cocktail shaker, cocktail strainer, citrus juicer

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
179 Calories
0g Fat
8g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 179
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 5mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 12mg 58%
Calcium 6mg 0%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 88mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)