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.
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.
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:
- 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).
- Add the soda. Top off the glass with a lemon-lime soda of your choice. Stir gently to combine.
- Garnish. Add lemon and lime slices for a garnish.
- Serve and enjoy!
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.