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.
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)
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.
Cocktail shaker, cocktail strainer, citrus juicer
|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 0g||0%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||0%|
|Total Carbohydrate 8g||3%|
|Dietary Fiber 0g||0%|
|Total Sugars 4g|
|Vitamin C 12mg||58%|
|*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.|