The title says it all It's tax time and I need a drink! Ain’t that the truth? You need a drink too! In fact, YOU need more than a drink. You need two drinks! Two drinks with a money theme just to get you through this tough time of year.
First up, the Millionaire #4 ( as prescribed by Dr. Cocktail, Ted Haigh in Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails) The good doctor felt that the Millionaire #4 as written was far too sweet, and so he changed it to the formula that follows.
Ted Haigh in Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails
1 1/2 ounces Myers’s Original Dark Rum
3/4 ounce sloe gin
3/4 ounce apricot brandy
juice of 1 lime (which could be anywhere from 1 - 1 1/2 ounces)
Shake vigorously in an iced cocktail shaker. Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a lime wedge
Mmmmmm, good right? You can feel your troubles melting away as fast as your acceptable write offs.
Might be time for another one . . . let’s see, what have we got here? Ahhh, the Income Tax Cocktail! Surely this drink will also include many declarable benefits.
The Income Tax Cocktail
from Ted Haigh’s Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails
1 1/2 ounces gin
3/4 ounce dry vermouth
3/4 ounce sweet vermouth
Juice of 1/4 orange (squeezed right into the shaker)
2 dashes Angostura Bitters
Shake in an iced cocktail shaker, and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with an orange wheel.
This too is an exceptional drink. Very balanced and quite sophisticated. You can barely feel the government's hand in your pocket!
Both these drinks look almost identical when you’ve made them, but of course taste dramatically different. We believe you should make them both and and share them with any dependents you may have. Happy Filing!
The Gentlemen of Elegant Leisure