Beverages, Recipes

Lynchburg Lemonade (With Jack Daniel’s)

Lynchburg Lemonade is the ultimate thirst-quencher on a hot summer day!

Light and tangy, this vivacious sipper made with is the epitome of refreshing. So pour yourself a tall cold glass, then kick back and relax. 

Ice filled highball glass of Lynchburg Lemonade with lemon slices.

Lynchburg Lemonade is a Tennessee favorite named after the home of Jack Daniel’s. 

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It has all the qualities of regular lemonade with a fizzy and boozy twist. So it’s guaranteed to cool you off on a warm day.

It’s incredibly tasty and so easy to make. So break out some glasses, squeeze some lemons, and stir up a Lynchburg Lemonade today!

What’s in a Lynchburg Lemonade?

Despite the name, there’s not any pre-made lemonade in this drink. It merely tastes like it, thanks to the big burst of citrus.

The Lynchburg Lemonade includes the following things:

  • Jack Daniel’s whiskey Good old Jack Daniel’s is traditional. After all, it’s one of Tennessee’s finest produced in Lynchburg. You can use another brand, but it offers that authentic Lynchburg Lemonade experience. 
  • Triple sec – For a big, sweet orange twist. Opt for a quality brand like Cointreau or Grand Marnier. Whatever you choose, avoid the budget-friendly options at the liquor store. They’re overly sweet with an artificial taste.
  • Lemon and lime juice – Freshly squeezed lemon and lime juice make all the difference. So, skip the bottled juices. They have off flavors that will make the cocktail taste funny.
  • Simple syrup – It’s optional, but I like to add a splash of simple syrup. Like in regular lemonade, the sugar helps balance the tartness of the citrus. Simple syrup dissolves more readily and is easy to make, but store-bought works, too.
  • Lemon-lime soda – Top off the drink with a lemon-lime soda for a sweet, fizzy touch. Sprite, Sierra Mist, and 7-UP are my top recommendations. 
  • Lemon and lime slices – Add both for a garnish. 
Two glasses of Lynchburg Lemonade served in a highball glass, filled with ice garnished with lemon slice.

How to Make a Lynchburg Lemonade

Making a tall glass of this boozy lemonade is easy. So you can wet your whistle in no time at all!

Just follow these steps:

  1. Fill a highball or Collins glass with ice. Pour in the Jack Daniel’s, triple sec, lemon juice, lime juice, and simple syrup (if using).
  1. Add the soda. Top off the glass with a lemon-lime soda of your choice. Stir gently to combine.
  1. Garnish. Add lemon and lime slices for a garnish.
  1. Serve and enjoy!
Icy Lynchburg Lemonade served on highball glasses filled with ice.

Recipe Variations

Here are some thirst-quenching variations to mix things up a bit:

  • Substitute sour mix. The original recipe calls for a sour mix. I chose lemon and lime juice as it’s commonly found in households. But if you want to stick with tradition, use the mix instead. 
  • Make it a batch cocktail. Are you hosting a party? Make a big batch of this lemonade cocktail. Just multiply the ingredients and add them to a pitcher or a punch bowl.
  • Make it even easier. If you’d rather skip all the squeezing, just mix whiskey with a quality store-bought lemonade. Oh, and don’t forget the ice!
  • Try a Raspberry Lynchburg Lemonade. Add a splash of Chambord instead of triple sec for a wonderful black raspberry flavor. You can also experiment with other fruity liqueurs.
Lynchburg Lemonade