Monday, May 31, 2021

death & taxes

1 1/2 oz Death's Door Gin (Beefeater)
1/2 oz Lillet Blanc (Cocchi Americano)
1/2 oz Punt e Mes
1/2 oz Elderflower Liqueur (St. Elder)
1 tsp Amer Picon (Torani Amer)
2 dash Jerry Thomas Decanter Bitters

Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail coupe, and garnish with a flamed orange twist (unflamed).
Two Mondays ago, Andrea finished up and sent in our taxes, so when I spotted a drink called Death & Taxes on Kindred Cocktails, I figured that it was rather perfect timing. The recipe was crafted by Seattle bartender Scott Diaz circa 2011 with the Income Tax and Brooklyn as inspirations. Once prepared, the Death & Taxes layered bright orange oils over bitter orange, pine, and floral aromas. Next, a grape-driven sip led into juniper and a bitter wave with floral and orange notes on the swallow.

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