5 Cocktails to Raise a Glass to Your Tax Refund


Tick, tock! Tax day’s almost up. While most of us have already filed electronically, we’re sure there are a few stragglers who need to head to the Post Office ASAP. Regardless of how much you’re expecting in your refund, it’s time to raise a glass to sending off your income tax info on time, and see what luxury item you can use your return on:

Penny Pincher

1 ½ oz. Skinnygirl Bare Naked Vodka
2 oz. cranberry juice
½ oz. fresh lime juice
½ oz. DeKupyer Triple Sec
Lime wedge

Add liquid ingredient to a cocktail shaker over ice. Shake and strain into a martini glass and garnish with a lime wedge.

Tax Return-Rita

1 oz. Sauza Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
½ oz. DeKuyper Blue Curacao
2 oz. frozen lemonade
1½ oz. light beer
Lemon wedge

Combine all ingredients and serve over ice, with or without salt. Garnish with a lemon wedge.

Refund Spice by Marie Zahn

2 oz. Basil Hayden’s Bourbon
1 tsp. Honey Syrup*
1 tsp. Raspberry Vinegar
Grapefruit Soda

Add the bourbon, honey syrup and raspberry vinegar over ice in a Collins glass and stir. Top with grapefruit soda, and garnish with a grapefruit peel or raspberry skewer.

*For the Honey Syrup:
In a small saucepans, heat one cup of honey per one cup of water. Stir until fully incorporated, let it cool and refrigerate.

Seeing Green

1 oz. Sauza Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
½ oz. DeKuyper Sour Apple Pucker
2 oz. frozen limeade
2 oz. apple juice
1 Granny Smith Apple for garnish

Combine all ingredients in a shaker filled with ice. Mix well and refrigerate until ready to serve. Serve chilled or over ice. Garnish with apple slice.

Cost-Cutting Cucumber

1 ½ oz. Skinnygirl Cucumber Vodka
3-4 oz. soda water
Cucumber wheel for garnish

Combine ingredients over ice and garnish with cucumber wheel