Celebrating (?) Income Tax Day – with a cocktail

Today is Income Tax Day in the United States, the day when federal income tax filings are due. It's usually April 15, but it was pushed back two days this year because the 15th was a Sunday (and the 16th was Emancipation Day). Hopefully you've filed your tax returns already and the damage wasn't too bad. (If you haven't sent them in yet, you'd better file for an extension.)

Now that that's over with, it's time to — what else? — enjoy a cocktail! I have an obvious suggestion: the Income Tax Cocktail.


IncometaxIncome Tax Cocktail

2 oz Gin
1/4 oz Sweet Vermouth
1/4 oz Dry Vermouth
1 oz Orange Juice
2 Dashes Angostura Bitters

Shake with ice, then strain into a chilled cocktail glass.


Perhaps you need something a little stronger. No worries. For you, I have the Painkiller.


2 1/2 oz Dark Rum
4 oz Pineapple Juice
1 oz  Cream of Coconut
1 oz Orange Juice
Nutmeg (preferably freshly-ground) 

Shake with ice, then pour unstrained into a collins glass. Sprinkle with nutmeg.

Bottoms up!

One thought on “Celebrating (?) Income Tax Day – with a cocktail

  1. Do forgive me, but the Painkiller┬« is a registered and protected trademark owned by Pussers. Any rum recipe named “Painkiller” must specfically specify Pusser’s Blue Label rum. Your recipe cannot be sufficiently distinguished.
    Some readers may remember that the former RnD rum review site published, then retracted a recipe for “Painkiller” that didn’t specify Pussers. They promptly corrected it. More recently a blog had to retract an article that suggested rums other than Gosling’s for their copyrighted “Dark ‘N Stormy”. This blog actually received a legal notice from Goslings, a rather shocking reality check.
    Please allow me to suggest that you specify Pussers, or change the name of the drink. It’s the right thing to do. We reviewers especially have the obligation to set a good example, not to mention respecting Charles Tobias and his wonderful Pusser’s rums and his Painkiller.

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