Growing up left-handed was a challenge in the 80s. There were no reverse spiral notebooks. Trying to find left-handed sporting equipment was a journey in itself. Even the school systems were against us. There might have been one or two left-handed desks in the whole building.

I get it. 90% of the world is right-handed, but the super-talented and exceptionally brilliant 10% must be treated fairly.

That is why, when I found a bourbon cocktail named The Left Hand, I had to make it. It may look like a Negroni, but it’s not.

A few subtle changes in a recipe open up a whole new flavor. For this recipe, it is the chocolate bitters. The bitters pair perfectly with the bourbon to reveal its natural cocoa profile. I used a wheated bourbon for the recipe due to its sweeter profile. I can’t imagine drinking more than a couple of these. If I made it again, I would be lighter on the vermouth. It overpowered the bourbon, where it was almost muted.

I hope all my left-handed brothers and sisters out in the world enjoy this cocktail.

Remember our struggle!!!

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  • 1.5 oz. of Wheated Bourbon
  • 3/4 oz. of Campari
  • 3/4 oz. Sweet Vermouth
  • 3 Dashes of Chocolate Bitters
  • Garnish with Brandied Cherries.
  1. Add all ingredients into a mixing glass with ice and stir until well chilled.
  2. Strain into a chilled coupe glass.
  3. Garnish with cherries.
This recipe receives 4/5 Barrels

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