1 1⁄2 oz Gin, Death's Door
1⁄2 oz Aromatized wine, Lillet Blanc
1 1⁄2 bsp Amer Picon (or Toriani Amer)
1 twst Orange peel (Flamed, garnish)

Stir, strain, chilled coupe, garnish.


The Brooklyn and Income Tax Cocktail were the inspiration. Again, if no Amer Picon is available, use Torani Amer.

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Picture of Death & Taxes
2011 Kindred Cocktails
Created by
Scott Diaz, Seattle, WA
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2014-03-29 - Today, I'm doing my taxes. Coming across this recipe, I thought it the perfect thing to take the pain away... I used Tanqueray, Amer Nouvelle, and Jamaica #1 bitters (lacking Jerry Thomas's). Very nice! Aromas of flowers, citrus, gin. Will definitely make it part of the rotation.

2015-04-11 - continuing the tradition of drinking this whilst doing my taxes, one year later. This time I have proper Death's Door Gin & Jerry Thomas bitters. A wonderful drink to take the pain away.