What am I doing to cope with such a predicament, you ask?
Well, when life gives you lemons...
... make a Lemon Drop Martini.
All you need are sugar, water, lemon(s), and citrus flavored vodka.
(Before I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease, we used the Smirnoff citrus vodka, but it's made from wheat. Hanger One is the only brand -- that I've found, and I've asked around for help -- of flavored vodka NOT made from wheat; it is made from grapes. In any case, Hanger One is much smoother.)
First, make a simple syrup.
In a small saucepan, poor an equal amount of water and sugar.
Next, roll your lemon(s) to breakup the pulp and make it easier to juice.
Next, cut the lemon in half.
Next, squeeze the lemon over a bowl.
I like to use a pasta bowl because...
... the next step is to dip your glass in the lemon juice. Then...
... dip it in sugar. That's how you make a sugar rim (I'm totally slurring my words now).
Maybe we should call it a rim job. Oh, that was naughty-naughty. Inappropriate!
(Note: when you are making a martini that uses vermouth, you want to stir it. Shaking a vermouth-vodka martini makes yucky air bubbles in the drink and it's not smooth. Always make the vermouth-vodka martinis in the glasses they will be served in.)
Next, add some of that fabulous simple syrup you made earlier (make sure it has cooled a little).
(I really no longer measure these out -- do a little, taste and add what you need; typically, its about three parts vodka, two parts simple syrup, one part lemon juice).
Voila! Now you all can be as snockered as I am!