When I think of Jack Daniel’s, the first cocktail that comes to mind is the Lynchburg Lemonade. It’s one of those cocktails that is so entrenched in a particular spirit, that you can’t help but think about it when that spirit is mentioned (like the margarita with tequila).
Created by Tony Mason in 1980, you can certainly tell that the Lynchburg Lemonade was developed in the deep South. It’s a refreshing drink that would quench your thirst and cool you down on the hottest of summer afternoons. When drinking it, you can almost envision yourself sitting on a porch swing on a lazy Sunday, with nothing but the buzzing of bugs to otherwise occupy your mind.
The whiskey permeates the entire drink, lending itself to every aspect, but with the subtlest of tones. You can smell the Jack, but not quite. You can taste, the Jack, but not quite. All the flavors in this cocktail blend perfectly to balance the harshness of each flavor into a crisp, sweet drink.
Lynchburg Lemonade Recipe
- 1 part Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7
- 1 part triple sec
- 1 part sour mix
- 4 parts lemon-lime soda
Build ingredients in a Collins glass full of ice. Garnish with a cherry.