Lynchburg Lemonade
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Lynchburg Lemonade
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4.31 / 5
The Lynchburg Lemonade is a refreshingly sweet and tangy cocktail that delivers the classic flavors of a homemade lemonade with a spirited twist. Named after Lynchburg, Tennessee, where the famous ... more The Lynchburg Lemonade is a refreshingly sweet and tangy cocktail that delivers the classic flavors of a homemade lemonade with a spirited twist. Named after Lynchburg, Tennessee, where the famous Jack Daniel's distillery is located, this drink artfully combines the smooth notes of whiskey with the citrus zing of triple sec and the tartness of sour mix. It is typically served in a highball glass, enhancing the casual and approachable vibe of the drink. The Lynchburg Lemonade is a popular choice for those looking to enjoy a light and invigorating cocktail that embodies the laid-back essence of Southern hospitality. Its blend of ingredients creates a harmonious balance that is perfect for sipping on a hot summer day or at social gatherings.
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Cocktail cherry, lemon
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8.13% | 2.44 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

The Lynchburg Lemonade expertly blends the smooth, subtle smokiness of whiskey with the citric vibrancy of triple sec and tangy sour mix, creating a drink that buzzes with a refreshingly zesty yet mildly sweet burst of flavor. This clever concoction plays off the classic charm of Southern lemonade while adding a mature twist, making it an ideal choice for those seeking a beverage that's as relaxing as a Tennessee summer evening yet spirited enough to keep the social vibes lively.

Method
How to make a Lynchburg Lemonade

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all ingredients except the lemonade to a cocktail shaker with ice
Shake well for 10-15 seconds or until the outside of the shaker becomes frosted
Strain into highball glass with ice and top up with the lemonade
Garnish with a lemon wedge and cherries and serve

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Shake  ·  Strain  ·  Highball  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

ORIGINS_HISTORY

What is the history of Lynchburg Lemonade?

Lynchburg Lemonade was created by a restaurant owner named Tony Mason in the 1980s, who later sued Jack Daniel's whiskey for using his creation without permission. Although the legal battle was contentious, the cocktail has become associated with Jack Daniel's due to the case and its Tennessee roots. The cocktail's name derives from Lynchburg, Tennessee, the hometown of the Jack Daniel's distillery.

FAQ

Can I use any type of whiskey for Lynchburg Lemonade?

While traditionally made with Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey, reflecting its origin, you can use other types of whiskey according to your preference or availability. However, using Jack Daniel's maintains the cocktail's original flavor profile.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

What is the best way to serve Lynchburg Lemonade?

Lynchburg Lemonade is best served cold over ice in a highball glass. Fill the glass with ice, add the whiskey, triple sec, sour mix, and then top it up with lemonade. Gently stir before serving to ensure it's well mixed. Garnishing with a lemon slice or a maraschino cherry can add a decorative touch.

FOOD_PAIRINGS

What food pairs well with Lynchburg Lemonade?

Lynchburg Lemonade pairs well with barbecue dishes, smoked meats, and summer salads. Its refreshing citrus flavor complements spicy and smoky flavors, making it a great choice for outdoor gatherings, picnics, or barbecue parties.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

Is there a non-alcoholic version of Lynchburg Lemonade?

Yes, a non-alcoholic version can be made by substituting the whiskey with a non-alcoholic spirit or more lemonade. The triple sec can also be replaced with a non-alcoholic orange liqueur or orange juice to maintain the citrusy flavor profile. This version still offers a refreshing taste, suitable for all ages.

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