Lynchburg Lemonade

Do you like whiskey based drinks? If so, try the Lynchburg Lemonade!

This drink has two origin stories. The first one claims that the drink dates back to the time of prohibition. Lynchburg lies in a dry county. It is or was forbidden to sell whiskey but not an “alcohol free” lemonade.

The second origins story says that Tony Mason created the drink in the early 80tis. He was selling the drink in his Alabama restaurant. Mason claimed that somehow Jack Daniels learned the recipe. In 1981 Jack promoted the drink and Mason sued them. The curt ruled in his favor but he didn’t receive any payment.

There are many different recipes for the Lemonade. I picked two of my favorites for you. One is more close to the first story and the other to the second.

(Dry County) Lynchburg Lemonade

Ingredients:

  • 1,5 oz Jack Daniels Whiskey

  • 1 oz fresh lemon juice

  • 1 oz simple syrup

  • Soda water

  • 1 Slice of lemon

Shake/Mix the Jack, lemon juice and the syrup, preferably in a shaker. Fill the result into a Collins glass with some ice cubes or rocks. Fill up the glass with the soda water and garnish it with the slice of lemon.

(Mason) Lynchburg Lemonade

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz Jack Daniels Whiskey

  • 1 oz Triple sec (of your choice)

  • 1 oz Sour Mix (of your choice)

  • 4 oz lemon lime soda (Sprite will do)

  • 1 Slice of lemon

Shake/Mix the Jack, Triple sec and the Sour Mix, preferably in a shaker. Fill the result into a Collins glass with some ice cubes or rocks. Fill up the glass with the lemon lime soda and garnish it with the slice of lemon.

I like this drink because it always gives me a nice summer feeling and it is very refreshing. I give it 4/5 stars. On a hot summer day 5/5 stars.

Call on Action:

  • Try out the Lynchburg lemonade!

Your man,

– Gaius Wolf

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