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Lynchburg Lemonade

If you’re looking for a vibrant summer cocktail that’s easy to make, you’re going to love Lynchburg Lemonade. It’s aptly named after the city of Lynchburg, Tennessee where the Jack Daniel’s distillery is located. Some claim that it’s Tennessee whiskey’s signature cocktail, but I think it’s just a darn good cocktail that’s simple to make when you want a refreshing drink. Whether you make it for porch sippin’ or a BBQ, you’re sure to enjoy it!

How to make a classic Lynchburg Lemonade cocktail.

It has a strong citrus profile if you’ve never had a Lynchburg Lemonade. It’s not too sweet and the flavors blend harmoniously. Between notes of citrus and the warmth of whiskey, the flavors complement each other. Yet, it’s not as simple as mixing whiskey and lemonade.

Actually, there’s no lemonade in it! Triple Sec, Sour Mix, and Lemon-Lime soda are what add the citrus flavor. Blend it together and you’ve got a refreshing drink that’s perfect for summer sippin’!

How To Make Tenneessee Lynchburg Lemonade

For this recipe, you’ll need tall glasses. It makes 1 drink, but you can double or triple it as you need. It’s a really easy recipe to multiply for parties. I use classic highball glasses to make each serving. A 16-ounce mason jar also works!

How to make a Lynchburg Lemonade Cocktail
The classic Lynchburg Lemonade Cocktail is the perfect summer drink when it’s hot out!

When To Serve Lynchburg Lemonade

This drink just screams summer! I love it for backyard BBQ’s, outdoor movie nights, bridal showers, and pool parties. It’s so refreshing and light. The citrus flavor goes well with grilled meats, fresh salads, and light desserts. If you want to make it ahead of time, before an event, and add ice later, that works well! You don’t want to water down your cocktail.

Lynchburg Lemonade Ingredients

  • The Whiskey: You can use whatever whiskey you want, but an authentic Lynchburg Lemonade is made with Jack Daniels. Particularly, use Jack Daniels Old No. 7 Whiskey. If you do want to use another brand, go with a full-body bourbon to take its place.
  • The Orange Liqueur: Triple Sec is the orange liqueur used to make Lynchburg Lemonade. However, any orange liqueur could take its place. Grand Marnier or Cointreau are my other favorite picks for orange flavor. Have leftovers? Try making an Orange Crush cocktail next!
  • The Sour Mix: For this recipe, I used Stirrings Simple Sour Mix. However, feel free to make your own homemade sour mix if you’d like!
  • Lemon-Lime Soda: I use Sprite for the Lemon-Lime soda, but this is where you can play with it a bit. If you want to cut sugar, use Sprite Zero instead. The 7Up brand also works!

Step-By-Step Directions To Make Lynchburg Lemonade

Fill a tall glass with ice. Add one once whiskey, one ounce Triple Sec, and one ounce of Sour Mix.

Adding Triple Sec and Whiskey to the tall glass

Top off the drink with lemon-lime soda.

Adding the sprite to top the Lynchburg Lemonade

Add a lemon wedge as a garnish and serve immediately. 

Adding a lemon wedge for garnish
Yield: 1 Serving

Lynchburg Lemonade

How to make a Lynchburg Lemonade Cocktail

Inspired by Lynchburg, Tennessee, the Lynchburg Lemonade is a refreshing cocktail that's sweet and has notes of citrus with whiskey.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 1 ounce Jack Daniels Old No. 7 Whiskey
  • 1 ounce triple sec
  • 1 ounce sour mix
  • lemon lime soda
  • lemon wedge for garnish
  • ice


    1. Fill a tall glass with ice.
    2. Add one once whiskey, one ounce Triple Sec, and one ounce of Sour Mix.
    3. Top off the drink with lemon-lime soda. Add a lemon wedge as a garnish and serve immediately.


  • Double or Triple the drink for parties, or make multiple single servings!
  • Use your favorite lemon-lime soda. Cut calories by using a zero sugar version, if needed.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 257Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 45mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 2gSugar: 16gProtein: 1g

**Nutrition facts are calculated by a third party, but actual values may vary.

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