The Lynchburg Lemonade is considered by many to be both the go-to refreshing cocktail of the summer, and the flagship recipe for Jack Daniels.  Created in Alabama in 1980 by bar owner Tony Mason, word of the refreshing concoction soon spread throughout the South.

The drink became so hue that Mason sued Jack Daniels after a sales representative from the Tennessee visited his bar, sampled the beverage, told his bosses and allegedly used the recipe to which was considered to be a trade secret to launch a national campaign to promote Jack Daniels. The better version for my tastes uses Cointreau:

The recipe can be made in large or small portions:

1 1/2 portion Jack Daniels

1 portion Cointreau

1 portion Lemon Juice

Combine ingredients with ice in a cocktail shaker and shake well.  Strain into a highball glass filled with ice cubes. Top everything off with lemonade and stir well.  Decorate with a couple of Lemon slices and you are ready to go.

And for those of you that prefer your Lynchburg Lemonade with a cool Australian accent, try A Kiwi in Tennessee.

A Kiwi in Tennessee

1 1/2 portion Jack Daniels

1/2 kiwifruit,peeled

1 portion kiwifruit schnapps

1 portion lemon juice

Muddle the kiwifruit in a cocktail shaker, add the Jack Daniels, schnapps, and lemon juice. Add some ice cubes and shake well.  Strain into a highball glass filled with ice. Stir and top off with lemonade. Decorate with a couple of kiwifruit slices.

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