Lynchburg Lemonade

  • PrepTime: 3 Mins
  • CookTime: 0 Mins
  • TotalTime: 3 Mins

Ingredient

  1. 1 1/2 ounces Tennessee whiskey
  2. 1 ounce triple sec
  3. 1 ounce lemon juice
  4. 4 ounces lemon-lime soda
  5. Lemon slices

Instruction

  1. Gather the ingredients.
  2. Pour the whiskey, triple sec, and lemon juice into a collins glass and add ice.
  3. Top with soda.
  4. Stir well and add lemon slices.
  5. Serve and enjoy.

Note

  1. You can, of course, pour a whiskey other than Jack Daniel's into this cocktail, and it will be pretty good, but it's not an authentic Lynchburg Lemonade. Should you decide to change up the whiskey, go with another Tennessee whiskey or a full-flavored bourbon.
  2. Choose a quality triple sec. Whatever you do, stay away from those $5 specials that are so common at the liquor store. They're too sweet and unnaturally flavored to do any cocktail any good.
  3. Fresh lemon juice really does make the best Lynchburg Lemonade. One average lemon should yield enough juice for two drinks. Let it reach room temperature and roll it under the palm of your hand on the counter to maximize the juice.
  4. The choices for lemon-lime soda are vast. Sprite, 7-Up, and Sierra Mist are all popular options. If you want a splash of something really interesting, try Q Drinks Lemon or Fever-Tree Sparkling Lemon.
  5. Some people prefer to use sour mix rather than lemon juice. This will make the drink slightly sweeter, but with a premium triple sec, that shouldn't throw the drink's flavor balance off too much.
  6. Quickly transform this recipe into a tasty party punch by mixing 1 part each of whiskey, lemon juice, and triple sec with 4 parts soda in a punch bowl. Garnish it with lemon wedges.
  7. If you do want to mix up the simplified whiskey and lemonade drink, do yourself a favor and make it with fresh-squeezed lemonade. Use a 2-ounce shot of whiskey and 4 to 6 ounces of lemonade, depending on your taste.