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Easy entertaining: Make Lynchburg Lemonade for the crowd

Jack Daniels adds the kick to Lynchburg Lemonade
Jack Daniels adds the kick to Lynchburg Lemonade
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Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial kick-off to summer, and with summer comes a slew of opportunities for casual and outdoor entertaining. It’s time to haul out the deck chairs and fire up the grill. And of course, it’s also time for a quick, easy, and refreshing cocktail that makes entertaining easy.

And that’s where Lynchburg Lemonade comes in. It’s a classic Jack Daniels cocktail, named for the distillery’s hometown in Lynchburg, Tennessee. Whether you’re making just one cocktail or need drinks for a crowd, this could be just the go-to summer cocktail you’ve been looking for.

Lynchburg Lemonade

  • 1 part Jack Daniels whiskey
  • 1 part sweet & sour
  • 1/2 part triple sec
  • 4 parts lemon-lime soda

Pour the whiskey, sweet & sour and triple sec into a punchbowl over ice, and top off with lemon-lime soda. Stir well. Serve garnished with lemon slices and maraschino cherries.

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