Income Tax Cocktail

Income Tax Cocktail Recipe

Income Tax Cocktail Recipe

Income tax in the United States began when Congress signed the Revenue Act of 1861, to fund the Civil War effort. It was a 3% tax on income over $800. Congress subsequently instituted the Revenue Act of 1862, which imposed a 3% tax on income over $600 and a 5% tax rate for income above $10,000.


  • 1 ounce gin
  • 1/2 ounce sweet vermouth
  • 1/2 ounce dry vermouth
  • 1 ounce orange juice
  • Dash Angostura bitters
  • Orange spiral, to garnish


  1. Shake the gin, sweet vermouth, dry vermouth, orange juice and Angostura bitter in a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Strain the contents of the shaker into a chilled cocktail glass.
  3. Garnish with the orange spiral, and serve.
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