Lynchburg lemonade

Nothing like mixing drinking with lawn games to annoy the neighbors

Here’s our version of this classic drink. Yes, Lynchburg is in Tennessee. But we have Kentucky bourbon on our brains right now, not “Tennessee whiskey.” Sorry, Jack. We’re saving you for Coke.

Lynchburg lemonade

  • 1 part bourbon
  • 3/4 to one part Cointreau or triple sec
  • 1 part lemonade
  • 4 parts soda water
  • juice from 1/2 lime

Throw some ice in tall glass. Pour in the rest of the ingredients. Drink.

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63 Responses to Lynchburg lemonade

  1. Eva Taylor says:

    I like the last direction, Greg! Sounds very refreshing! I wish I were your neighbour, I’d be over for cocktails every night!

  2. That sounds great I love anything lemon!

  3. Kristy says:

    I second Eva – the last direction made me laugh. It’s so assertive that it makes me feel like I should make one right now and drink it. I won’t though – too busy finishing my glass of wine. ๐Ÿ™‚ And the photo caption is awesome! Ah…the neighbors. We’ve had some interesting ones over the years (and fortunately some good ones too).

  4. Drinking while annoying neighbors is ideal. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Long, tall, cool drink. Excellent.

  6. Ooh, lovely drink and croquet – haven’t played that in around 100 years!
    Have a happy day.
    ๐Ÿ™‚ Mandy

  7. Charles says:

    Haha, not just the last instruction – the sheer fact that the whole drink instructions are only 14 words long is just great ๐Ÿ˜€ Hooray for boozy lawn games with delicious looking drinks… and here’s to hoping you don’t crack any windows with croquet balls (that would be some violent croquet!)

  8. Looks like refreshing fun in the garden…and just offer the neighbours one of these, Iยดm sure all will be peace and harmony!

    • The only neighbor issues we have are at the dog level. Mingus takes it as a personal challenge when the yippee dogs next door bark at him and has to outbark them. Part of his Heinz 57 mix is apparently a hound dog. This of course only happens at 7 a.m. or midnight. When we call him back in he gives us the they started it look.

  9. Ah, lawn games. I actually miss having a front yard. Great drink!

  10. Raymund says:

    I love drinks like this, lemony and refreshing!

  11. Sissi says:

    Probably the easiest cocktail recipe I have ever seen (of course if one has bourbon) and moreover looking really good! Thank you, Charles, for counting the words! Who knows, maybe thanks to you Greg and Katherine will consider applying to the Guinness World Records.

  12. This looks so good. Will have to make this one, too. Thanks.

  13. Chef Scar says:

    Looks good, too bad that summer appears to be over here on Cape Cod.

  14. No neighbors close enough to annoy, so I guess I get to drink it all… ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Seriously, you have ruined my no-mixed-drink rule.

  15. ChgoJohn says:

    Neighbors complain? Just invite ’em and the problem’s solved. As for the cocktail, I love serving lemonade cocktails and am proud to say that not one of my party guests has ever developed scurvy. If you don’t mind, I’m going to enlist your tasty cocktail in the fight against this disease.

  16. ceciliag says:

    I am going to fall into ChgoJohns party camp and I will drink this so that I do not get scurvy, which I hear is really nasty! PLUS I love a cocktail in a big glass. I frequently make my drinks in (small) mason jars, so i can carry them out to the barn! This will be ideal! c

  17. Yummy! Love the blue rimmed glass.

  18. Linda says:

    Great photo! And you’re now really tempting me to try drinking bourbon! Mixed w/ lemonade I’m thinking I might just really like it!

  19. Caroline says:

    If I were your neighbor, I would most likely just invite myself over for one of these delicious cocktails. I’d contribute, of course, and bring dessert. I’d even let you and Katherine choose what you’d like. I know, I know, getting all sorts of generous over here. ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. Andrea says:

    Great recipe! Even better than the one in the Jack BBQ Cookbook! Yum! What time are you serving

  21. ambrosiana says:

    That is a refreshing drink!! I am thirsty!! An excellent idea as an aperitivo to offer my Italian friends!

  22. niasunset says:

    It would be so nice to drink this one now! Thank you dear Rufus,
    with my love, nia

  23. TasteFood says:

    Yes, and now I have Bourbon AND Lynchburg on my brain. Sounds great for the weekend.

  24. Kelly says:

    “Nothing like mixing drinking with lawn games to annoy the neighbors” – hee-hee… love that! Sounds like a delicious drink. I will have to try bourbon one of these days!

  25. Of course you know I love this drink just the way it is without the alcohol. Yes I know I’m a spoiled sport lol but if you add some Raspberry syrup with that lemonade.. it’ll bring it to a whole new level. I love raspberry lemonade

  26. Bartender…I’ll take 1 gallon to enjoy during football this weekend, please.

  27. Sounds very good! I use your Rosemary Lemonade recipe every couple of weeks – we love it!

  28. If you guys were my neighbors, I’d be partying up with you! I am lovin’ your cocktails, gives me some ideas on what to serve when we have guests over besides beer and wine.

  29. Karen says:

    I really like the sound of this drink. I’ll be making this when we get back to New Hampshire where I have the properly stocked liquor cabinet.

  30. I’m in love with your picture!

  31. ....RaeDi says:

    What a wonderful drink, T said he’d drink this! I love lemonade so we’ll share his with the southern blend (!) mine without! This picture is incredible, I love it and the colors and light….RaeDi

  32. Made it love it! Best site for drinks for get togethers!

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  34. KBL says:

    Another one to add to my folder of your delightful concoctions! I have the bourbon, but that’s about it. I am going to be making a rather long shopping list based on your recipes! lol
    It’ll be an excellent list & even better outcomes.
    Btw, ya’ll are responsible for my current love of bourbon. I had boutht some for cooking with (couldn’t tell you what recipe now, as I never actually used it for that) and then you posted your hot toddy recipe, just as I was sick with a bad cough. Knocked the cough out & gave me a love for bourbon….. Hmmmm. Dunno what that sez, but it sure is & was asty! Now for a summer delight! Can’t wait to try it!

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