The Lynchburg Lemonade is a signature cocktail featuring Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey. Named after the Jack Daniel Distillery’s hometown, it is popular across the world. It was coined and created in 1980 by Tony Mason, a restaurant and lounge owner. Interestingly, he claimed that a Jack Daniel sales representative had stolen his recipe, which he contended had been a trade secret. He subsequently filed a lawsuit and after trial and re-trial, he eventually lost the case.
This cocktail is the perfect thirst quencher on a sultry summer afternoon, semi-tart and semi-sweet with the refreshingly sharp tang of lemon soda.
Of course, you may substitute the Jack Daniel’s with any other whiskey if you so prefer. This cocktail may be easily turned into a bowl of party-style punch. Just maintain a ratio of one part whiskey, lemon and triple sec, and four parts of the lime soda.
Mix your own Lynchburg Lemonade
Pour 45ml whiskey, 30ml triple sec and 30ml lemon juice or sour mix into a Collins glass filled with ice. Top with about 120ml of lime soda. Stir well. Garnish with a lemon wedge and even a maraschino cherry, if you like.
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