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Michael Madrusan’s Death & Taxes Cocktail

A modern classic made with a split base of gin and scotch.

Created during his time at Milk & Honey in New York City, Michael Madrusan carried the Death & Taxes cocktail with him to The Everleigh in Melbourne. The cocktail is widely considered a modern classic.


  • 1 oz. blended scotch
  • 1 oz. gin
  • 3/4 oz. sweet vermouth
  • 1/4 oz. Bénédictine
  • 2 dashes orange bitters
  • Tools:mixing glass, barspoon
  • Glass:coupe
  • Garnish:lemon twist


Combine all of the ingredients in a mixing glass with ice and stir to chill. Strain into a chilled coupe, then garnish.

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