The world just wasn't made for left-handed people. I think it is high time we exercised our rights (no pun intended) and demanded equal treatment. In the tool department anyway. Have you ever tried using one of those lemon zesters with the little holes on top and the bigger hole on the side.. with your wrong hand? It is not easy my friends, but I sacrifice for my art. And for you. You're welcome.
I won't even get into the fact that all the computers in the libraries have the mousies permanently attached to the right-hand side of the keyboard and that ladles pour the wrong way... it is enough to drive you to drink.
Whiskey that is, with lemon juice and simple syrup. This is a great way to use the slightly lesser quality whiskey that your Uncle Hugo left at your place over the holidays. Save the good stuff for straight sipping. This cocktail will help you forget that the world is unfair. Especially for lefties. Just sayin'.
made with love for IHCC Can I Have a Sip?
adapted from Mark Bittman, How to Cook Everything
One of the precursors of today's frozen, blended drinks, this can be made in a blender but is still best shaken. You can use any liquor, from vodka to bourbon, to make a sour.
¾ cup (6 oz) whiskey, any kind (or other spirits)
1 tbsp superfine sugar or 2 tbsp simple syrup, or to taste
¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
Lemon twists for garnish
1. Combine the whiskey, sugar, and lemon juice in a shaker; add ice and shake.
2. Strain into cocktail glasses or pour with ice into cocktail glasses to serve on the rocks, garnish, and serve.