Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey defines Southern comfort. Don’t be surprised if, on a sweltering summer day while you’re enjoying a cool Jack and Sprite or Lynchburg lemonade, you get the irresistible urge to put on a baseball cap, grill up some burgers and throw an impromptu neighborhood barbecue. You might even think you hear some Lynyrd Skynyrd and the cry of a bald eagle when you draw a long, satisfying sip of Tennessee’s iconic cocktail — it’s that American. You can make enough Jack and Sprite or Lynchburg lemonade to serve one or 100 using the same ratio of whiskey to soda.
Things You'll Need
Pour one 2-ounce shot of Jack Daniel’s in an ice-filled rocks glass. If you want a double, add a double shot to an ice-filled Collins glass or tumbler.
Add Sprite to taste. An equal parts ratio of Sprite to Jack produces an easygoing taste and modest bite.
Garnish with a lemon slice and add a stirring stick.
Classic of Classics
Chill a freezer-safe glass pitcher in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
Add 1 part each Jack Daniel’s, freshly squeezed lemon juice and triple sec followed by 4 parts Sprite. Add more or less Sprite to suit your tastes.
Stir the lemonade and add ice. Garnish with several lemon wedges. Add several straws to enjoy Lynchburg lemonade as a group cocktail, or pour it as needed into ice-filled tumblers.
Add bitters to Lynchburg lemonade to contrast its sweetness and add complexity.
References and ResourcesDrinks Mixer: Jack Sprite Recipe
Drinks Mixer: Jack Daniel's Lynchburg Lemonade Recipe
Difford's Guide: Lynchburg Lemonade