Food & Drink

April 17, 2012

Tax Day Cocktails with Christopher Schmidt, The Vodka Guy

Christopher Schmidt a.k.a.Vodka Guy is back as our Spirits Guest Contributor and today Christopher shares a few tongue-in-cheek insights and recipes with his timely Tax Day survival guide. Click here to read Christopher’s first guest post on South Florida Food and Wine.

Procrastination is a universal human condition.  From your first book report, to that Living Trust you keep meaning to get to, it is in our nature to put off those things we deem unpleasant.  This helps explain, without excusing, mind you, why the tax deadline finds so many unprepared.

In case you are unaware, it’s tax time.  And while we can’t help you file, we offer the following time-sensitive drink recipes to help take the sting out of this disagreeable American pastime.

Expecting a refund?  Good for you (no one likes you).  Celebrate your windfall, and withholding acumen, with the 1040EZ Martini

2 oz Square One Organic Vodka (spoil yourself, you can afford it)
2 oz Sparkling White Wine
1 oz Strawberry Puree
strawberry garnish

Chill and mix vodka and puree in a shaker with ice.  Pour into martini glass.  Add sparkling wine.  Despite our predilection, vigorous shaking is not necessary.  Sparkling wine lends its own stirring influence.  You may, however, wave your slide rule in the air in a celebratory fashion if you wish.

For those who owe this (every) year, we offer the 1040OH-NO:

6 oz  Russian Standard Vodka
2-3 Creative Deductions

Enjoy Russian Standard over ice, or chill and pour into a martini glass.  Russian Standard is excellent, inexpensive and a reasonable nose-thumbing at the US’s tax system.   While shopping for Russian Standard be on the lookout for anyone buying Square One.  You may be able to talk them into a low-interest loan for a fellow taxpayer.

And for any planning to file for an extension, the 1040LA-Z:

1 bottle vodka (doesn’t matter which)

Grab bottle firmly by the neck, and hold next to head.  Rap yourself firmly, but not violently, on the head, and get your taxes done.  For goodness sake, your W-2′s started arriving months ago.  Procrastination is one thing, but for an extension, you are actually paying for your laziness.

Enjoy this? Why not give the Vodka Guy a look-see.

This article was originally published on examiner in 2010 by Christopher Schmidt.







 
 

 
wine dinner

South Florida Boutique Wine Shops – Where to buy wine

The best wine finds are at boutique wine stores, independently owned and operated. The best, because of the individual attention and knowledge the proprietors possess, who are more than willing to share their wine savvy with yo...
by SFLFoodandWine Editor
0

 
Advertisement
 
04_windridge_k_exterior_header-7ab9bac3c9

Windridge Yacht Charters Hosts A Restaurant Cruise Series Beginning With The Federal Restaurant

Windridge Yacht Charter has launched a Pop-Up Restaurant Series whereby  Miami chefs take to the South Florida waterways for a dinner cruise on its flagship yacht, Lady Windridge. The series debuts with Chef Cesar Zapata of ...
by SFLFoodandWine Editor
0

 

 
bowl

Cooking Classes in South Florida

South Florida Chefs, their talents and their styles vary as do the foods they prepare. For an exciting journey into some of the most renowned and not so renowned kitchens in South Florida I’ve compiled a list of some of ...
by SFLFoodandWine Editor
0

 
Advertisement

 
Boston's Lobster Roll

Boston’s on the Beach Celebrates 35 Years With Blowout Party on October 25

Boston’s 35th Birthday Blowout is Saturday October 25th, and is open to EVERYONE. The party will kick off with Amber Leigh Band at 2pm, Boombox Band Miami at 8pm, and Suenalo “Latin Funk, Fusion Jam Band” comi...
by SFLFoodandWine Editor
0

 
Advertisement
 
sig cc

Wine and Dessert Pairings

The classic pairing of wine and food can be as simple or as sophisticated as you make it out to be. Just as I stated in my article, “Food and Wine Pairings, what wine goes with what food” the matching of food and wine is ...
by SFLFoodandWine Editor
0

 

Advertisement
 
2014-05-27 12.57.17

Wine Pairings for Appetizers and First Courses

The classic pairing of wine and food can be as simple or as sophisticated as you make it out to be. Just as I stated in my article, “Food and Wine Pairings, what wine goes with what food” the matching of food and wine is ...
by SFLFoodandWine Editor
0

 

 
Red King Crab

Must Do Food and Drink in South Florida

Some pictures make it harder to stay off twitter and instagram than others. Lifted right from restaurants, chefs, and bartenders social media pages we’ve rounded up some fine looking food and drink to put on your must-eat...
by SFLFoodandWine Editor
0

 
Advertisement
 
BUTTER POACHED LOBSTER WITH ISRAELI COUSCOUS

Wine Pairings for Seafood

The classic pairing of wine and food can be as simple or as sophisticated as you make it out to be. Just as I stated in my article, “Food and Wine Pairings, what wine goes with what food” the matching of food and wine is ...
by SFLFoodandWine Editor
0

 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

CAPTCHA Image

*

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>