Recipe: Death & Taxes

In the July 1st ’13 issue of OC Register Metro magazine we dust off the 3 piece suits, refill our Zippo lighters and stock the drink carts to pay homage to the OC ad industry in this Mad Men inspired cover story package. Metro explores how the industry has changed over the past 30 years, who the key players are … and, of course, how to stay ‘creatively inebriated’ in this cocktail feature. Six classics, with their own modern twists, round out the feature and keep our whistles wet and our words loose. Get all the recipes, or just tide yourself over until happy hour (Diablo Smash, Bistango Manhattan, Sazerac, Americano & Singapore Sling).

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Death & Taxes

Classic inspired cocktail by The Cellar in Fullerton, CA.


  • 1 pony shot Famous Grouse scotch
  • 1/2 shot Death’s Door gin
  • 1/6 shot Lillet Blanc
  • Dash Peychaud’s bitters


  • Stir all ingredients in rocks glass.
  • Add large square ice cube.
  • Garnish with lemon peel.

Serves 1

Preparation time: 2min

Total time: 3min

Easy print recipe card:

Death and Taxes cocktail made with gin, scotch and lillet blanc by Ryan Dudley at The Cellar in Fullerton. OC Register Metro #magazine Mad Men inspired cover story | #photo by Luke Adam Hodsdon