Here’s another great cocktail from The Savoy Cocktail Book. One thing I’ve noticed about these early-1900s cocktail books is that they often post their citrus measurements by size and not ounce, like “1/4 of a lime,” or “juice of one lemon.” It’s a quick guide, sure, but an argument against it is that citrus varies in size and juiciness based on where you are in the world.
Measurements aside, let’s just enjoy a drink! This cocktail looks awesomely orange and tastes great.
Income Tax Cocktail
- in a shaker, combine:
- 1 dash bitters
- juice of 1/4 of an orange
- 3/4 oz white (dry) vermouth
- 3/4 oz red (sweet) vermouth
- 1 1/2 oz gin
- shake with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass
Do you happen to know the story behind the name?
I don’t, unfortunately. If fact, if Robert Hess doesn’t know, it may be unknowable!