Income Tax Cocktail
The origin of the Income Tax Cocktail is a bit ambiguous, with multiple theories floating around. One theory suggests that it was created during the Prohibition era in the United States, specifically in the 1920s. During that time, income tax was introduced as a way to fund government operations, and this cocktail was named to poke fun at the taxes imposed on alcohol. Another theory suggests that the Income Tax Cocktail was actually created during the late 19th century in England. It is believed to have been named after the British Finance Act of 1842, which introduced income tax in the country. The cocktail was considered a way to drown one's sorrows while paying taxes. Despite the uncertainty surrounding its exact origin, the Income Tax Cocktail is a classic cocktail that has stood the test of time. Its combination of gin, sweet and dry vermouth, orange juice, and bitters creates a balanced and refreshing drink. Whether it was created to mock taxes or as a way to cope with them, the cocktail continues to be enjoyed by cocktail enthusiasts around the world.
SHAKE all ingredients with ice and fine strain into chilled glass.