Lynchburg Lemonade


Lynchburg Lemonade is a popular cocktail based on Tennessee whiskey. Mainly Jack Daniel’s Tennessee whiskey is incorporated to make the original Lynchburg
Lemonade drink.

It is an American alcoholic beverage that has gained popularity all over the world with its exotic flavor and a story behind its invention. Lynchburg Lemonade is also considered a Jack Daniel’s promotional drink that falls under the category of ‘sour’ cocktails.

History and Origin of Lynchburg Lemonade Drink

The invention of Lynchburg lemonade is believed to be done by a restaurateur named Tony Mason. The restaurant was in Alabama and the creation of the drink dates back to 1980. The story behind its creation is quiet interesting and involves a legal battle between Tony Mason and Jack Daniel Distillery. According to Mason, the recipe for Lynchburg was his trade secret and it was stolen by the sales representative of the distillery. A suit was filed against the Jack Daniel distillery in 1987 and Mason claimed damage charges for embezzling his recipe.

However, after a long battle, Tony Mason was only compensated with nominal charge of one dollar and Jack Daniel promoted Lynchburg lemonade in a national campaign and gained lots of success.

Making of Lynchburg Lemonade Drink

Tennessee whiskey is the primary component of Lynchburg lemonade. Other ingredients are triple sec, lime soda and sour mix. All the ingredients are mixed in proportions to get the perfect alcoholic taste with zesty lemon flavor.

The archetypal recipe of the drink includes 1 part of each Jack Daniel, sour mix and triple sec that are blended with 4 parts of lemon soda. However, combination can be varied depending upon the preference of the drinker. Ice also plays and important role in making Lynchburg lemonade drink a fascinating drink in the collection of cocktails.

The combination of Lynchburg lemonade can either be mixed in a punch bowl, stirred well before pouring into the glasses or may be combined directly into the serving glasses.

Serving of Lynchburg Lemonade Drink

Lynchburg Lemonade is typically served as a summer alcoholic punch. It is a great drink for parties. Those who prefer whiskey may like this cocktail as compared to other light alcoholic mixed drinks.  

The glassware used to serve Lynchburg lemonade is Collins glass or tall glass. This glass is popular due to its versatility that can hold any kind of drink including fizzes, Collins and screwdrivers. The mixed drink is served on the rocks and garnished with lemon wedges or maraschino cherry.

Lynchburg Lemonade Drink Trivia

The name of the drink ‘Lynchburg Tennessee’ was kept after the name of Jack Daniel’s distillery.