The Lynchburg Lemonade is a smooth and refreshing “adult only” whiskey cocktail that is made with Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Sour Mash whiskey. If you don’t have Jack Daniel’s whiskey on-hand then you can use any Tennessee whiskey. The Lynchburg Lemonade name is derived from Jack Daniel’s hometown of Lynchburg, Tennessee. If you are looking for mom and pop’s lemonade recipe then you won’t find it in this cocktail. The lemonade flavor is mixed in with the whiskey and you will definitely notice the whiskey kick in this concoction.
Even if you are not a fan of whiskey, you should give it a shot just to quench your curiosity. My wife is not a fan of any whiskies but she did try this cocktail and stated that it was “not bad”. The lemon-lime soda, triple sec and sour mix helped to smooth out the whiskey flavor and made the drink more palatable for her taste buds. I wasn’t a fan of Jack Daniel’s until I made the Lynchburg Lemonade and then I became pleasantly surprised and had to try another one of them! I used Powell and Mahoney Lemon Sour mix for a more natural flavor.
If you are looking for a summer drink with a little whiskey kick I would recommend giving the Lynchburg Lemonade a try – they may turn into an addiction! By the way, this is a slight variation from the one in Fred Thompson’s book “Bourbon: 50 Rousing Recipes for a Classic American Spirit.”
How did the Lynchburg Lemonade go down? If you tried a different variation please let all of us know your version.
- 1 oz. Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Sour Mash Whiskey
- 1 oz. Triple Sec
- 1 oz. P&M (Powell & Mahoney) Limited Lemon Sour mix
- Lemon-lime soda, as needed
- 1 lemon wheel
- Fill a cocktail shaker half to three-quarters with ice cubes.
- Pour the measured Jack Daniel’s whiskey, triple sec, and lemon sour mix into the shaker.
- Cap the shaker and mix the ingredients for 30-60 seconds and then strain into a highball glass or 8 oz. cocktail glass. Top off the glass with the lemon-lime soda.
- Garnish glass with lemon wheel.