Saturday, February 9, 2008

Drink of the Week: The AMT

This is my first foray into MxMo (Mixology Monday). This month's event (MxMo XXIV) is hosted by Jimmy's Cocktail Hour and the theme is "Variations." The challenge is to design a variation on a classic cocktail.

I chose to tweak The Income Tax cocktail. The Income Tax itself is a riff on the Bronx Cocktail.

The Bronx Cocktail is made as follows:

Shake together in an iced Boston shaker. Serve in an iced cocktail glass.
  • 2 oz. gin
  • 1 oz. orange juice (fresh-squeezed please)
  • 1/4 oz. sweet vermouth
  • 1/4 oz. dry vermouth
The next step in the chain is The Income Tax (on the left in the picture):
  • Shake a dash of bitters into your Bronx.
Finally, I am proud to introduce: The AMT Cocktail (in honor of those for whom tax season becomes that much more bloody due to the Alternative Minimum Tax).

Shake together in an iced Boston shaker. Serve in an iced cocktail glass.
  • 2 oz. gin
  • 1 oz. blood orange juice (fresh-squeezed please)
  • 1/4 oz. sweet vermouth
  • 1/4 oz. dry vermouth
  • dash Regan's No. 6 Orange Bitters

4 comments:

scomorokh said...

Some times ago I found fresh bloody oranges in my sity and made Bloody Bronx (fresh bloody orange juice instead o.j.). It was so nice. Unfortunately I dont have Regans bitters. May I use Angostura for this cocktails?

Sunday Cook said...

Certainly, that's one of many variations on this variation that I tried. I like that option a lot too.

Funny - I was going to post a Bloody Bronx too!

Happy mixing!

nbm said...

The Bronx cocktail is good, isn't it? There was a time that it was hugely popular, more than the Manhattan or many others, and now it's hard to find a bartender who knows how to make it.

Sunday Cook said...

Agreed nbm - we tend to do most of our cocktailing at home but we have one or two Bronx-worthy bars we count on. And then when we have to, we educate the masses. Fortunately, it's not a hard drink to make, provided you know what to do. :-)

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