Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Tie One On Tuesday
April 17th, tax day, a day for tears in your beer or popping the cork on a bottle of champagne.
No one wants to see the tax man coming to their door, the tax man cocktail on the other hand...I'll take two!
The Tax Man
2 oz. gin
3/4 oz. dry vermouth
3/4 oz. sweet vermouth
Juice from half an orange
2 dashes Angostura bitters
Combine all ingredients and shake with ice cubes.
Strain into a chilled glass
Ouch! You just found out that you owe the government 20 thousand dollars in back taxes? That is a bitter pill to swallow.
The Bitter Pill
1 1/2 oz. aged rum
1/2 oz. Fernet-Branca
1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
1/2 oz. simple syrup
1/2 oz. fresh egg white
Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into an ice-filled glass.
If you are scared of the egg factor, you can substitute with soy milk.
Look at you! Got money back on your taxes! Well then, you are buying! You big ol' money maker!
The Money Maker
1/2 ounces pear-flavored vodka,
1/2 ounce green melon liqueur
juice of 1/2 lemon
Mix with ice in shaker, serve in chilled martini glass.
There ya go my little dividends! A few drinks to lighten the blow or celebrate the extra cash. Here's to a pain free tax day!