7 Cocktails for Tax Day

Tax Day. Just the mention of it can induce a wave of stress. Numbers swirling, forms multiplying, and the ever-looming question: will you owe money or get a refund?  But fear not, fellow taxpayer! After a long day of financial wrangling, a cocktail will help ease the stress. You can embrace your feelings of dread with our Black Death Cocktail. Or, you can brighten your gloomy day with a Classic French 75. Either way, we hope a lovely beverage brings you a little bit of relief on this complicated day.

Lemon Basil Martini

a lemon basil martini cocktail in a coupe glass sitting on a white and grey marble slab with fresh basil and olive oil floating on the top of the cocktail

For those who enjoy a bit of herbal intrigue, the Lemon Basil Martini offers a sophisticated cocktail for your senses. The clean flavors of lemon and basil complement the vodka beautifully, making it an optimistic and satisfying end-of-tax-day drink.

Black Death Cocktail

A complex, creamy cocktail with notes of anise and the haunting darkness of a moonless night.

Feeling a little defeated by that 1099? Embrace the dark side with the Black Death Cocktail. This mysterious concoction (don’t worry, it won’t actually give you the plague) combines gin, fernet, pastis, and simple syrup for a creamy, complex anise flavor and surprisingly delightful drink.

Banana Walnut Old Fashioned Cocktail

An orange in color old fashioned cocktail sits in a old fashioned glass, garnished with banana bread.

A little bit of comfort goes a long way when you’re stressed out by a maelstrom of numbers. The Banana Walnut Old Fashioned is a unique twist on the classic old fashioned, adding in the flavor of comforting banana bread. Banana liqueur and nutty walnut bitters add unexpected depth to the familiar flavor of whiskey.

PainKiller Cocktail

Two white yellow frozen drinks in tall, skinny glasses, PainKiller Cocktail

Feeling the tax-day pain? The PainKiller Cocktail, a tropical blend of rum, pineapple juice, orange juice, cream of coconut, and nutmeg, might be the perfect stress reliever or “painkiller”. It’s a bright way to unwind after a day of dealing with endless forms and complicated instructions.

Punch Drunk Negroni

A cocktail orange in color sits in a rocks glass, garnished by a strawberry. Punch Drunk Negroni Cocktail Recipe

This drink is for when you want something that’s strong and… effective. Our Punch Drunk Negroni uses a fruity simple syrup and a bit of brut champagne combined with traditional negroni ingredients.  It’s all too easy to drink so be careful or you might end up with a different kind of non-tax related headache the next day.

Espresso Whiskey Martini

Two Espresso Whiskey Martini fills one purple and one blue martini glasses, adorned with gold accents.

Taxes can be exhausting, especially when you have a full day ahead of you. Get a little energy boost with your stress-relieving cocktail thanks to our Espresso Whiskey Martini. We innovated the usual espresso martini to include whiskey and Frangelico for a sweet, warm sip.

Classic French 75

Two classic French 75 sit in champagne flutes against a black background with lemon peels inside the glass. A bottle of champagne pour into the glass to the right of the frame.

When your forms are complete and you see that big refund hit the screen, celebrate and pop some bubbly with a Classic French 75. This timeless blend of gin, lemon juice, champagne, and simple syrup is as elegant as it is refreshing.

Story by Kylie Thomas

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