12 Tax Day Cocktails You Deserve to Drink Tonight

updated Apr 12, 2022
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Credit: Photo: Joe Lingeman; Food Styling: Jesse Szewczyk

Whether you were ahead of the game and filed your taxes weeks ago or are planning to be up all night in front of the computer, we think you deserve a cocktail. Tax Day is as good of an excuse as any to shake up something cold. From a classic martini to a cocktail that celebrates spring, here are 12 of our favorite drinks that are fit for the occasion.

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3-2-1 Pitcher Margaritas
If filing your taxes was tough this year, more than one drink might be in order. So make a big pitcher of margaritas and invite a few friends over.
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Classic Martini
Maybe you're getting a nice refund this year. If so, cheers to you! Toast to yourself with a fancy martini.
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The Hint of Spring
Feel free to make this spring-inspired cocktail with frozen blackberries instead of fresh — especially if you already have them on hand.
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The Income Tax Cocktail
This classic cocktail couldn't come with a more appropriate name. It's light, citrusy, and all too easy to drink.
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Rosé Lemonade
If you're too tired to make a complicated cocktail after filing your taxes, this is what you're looking for. Combine rosé and lemonade in a pretty glass and sip away.
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Pomegranate Storm
This Mediterranean-inspired cocktail calls for sour, slightly bitter pomegranate molasses, which contrasts the bright flavor of strawberries and mint to make a very balanced drink.
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Classic Old-Fashioned Cocktail
There's a reason why Old Fashioneds are timeless. The combination of bourbon, bitters, and sugar makes for the simplest and best cocktail around.
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Rhubarb Basil Cocktail
This pretty pink cocktail is the perfect choice for spring — and if you'd rather opt for a mocktail, this one is just as lovely without the vodka.
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Budget Pitcher Sangria
Whether or not you owe money (but even more so if you do), this wallet-friendly pitcher is a great answer at the end of the day.
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Espresso Martini
Espresso, vodka, coffee liqueur, and simple syrup make up this delightful boozy cocktail. Shaken not stirred, please.
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Negroni Sbagliato
This classic Italian cocktail is a bubbly twist on a traditional negroni.
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