The 'Lynchburg Lemonade', a World famous cocktail, made with a World famous Whiskey from Lynchburg, Tennessee.. Jack Daniel's. Well, as a nod to the Lynchburg Legends, I decided to put a spin on this classic cocktail, and make an Irish version.
Roll up the 'Liberties Lemonade', made with a World Award Winning Whiskey.. Teeling Single Grain, from the World renowned Liberties area of Dublin, the subject of many a famous folk song!
So, why does this work? Well, Teeling's Single Grain is made predominantly of White Corn, so is the closest thing to Bourbon you will find in an Irish Whiskey. This makes the cocktail recipe quite close in taste, but perhaps a little sweeter and dare I say nicer for some palates less accustomed to Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey. While JD has that charcoal/maple sweetness, that for some is a little 'stickier', Teeling's Single Grain is matured in Cabernet Sauvignon casks from Napa Valley so offers a different variant of sweetness. The lighter tone interacts well with the other ingredients in this cocktail, so it definitely works for the refreshing drink that it is.
The Official Lynchburg Lemonade is a little more complicated than this recipe, but I just wanted to put together something fun and simple for you to make without too much fuss.
To make this Liberties Lemonade, you'll only need four ingredients, a tall glass, and some ice.
1.5 ounces of Teeling Whiskey Single Grain
1 ounce Triple Sec
1 ounce Fresh Lemon Juice
4 ounces Lemon & Lime Soda (7up/Sprite etc)
Lemon Slices (optional garnish)
Simply pour the Whiskey, Triple Sec, Lemon Juice & Soda into a tall (Collins) glass and give it a good stir.
Add some ice, put in a lemon wedge or slice and enjoy.
Some people choose to fill a pitcher or jug when making this style of cocktail, which is fine, and actually a good idea if you are entertaining. However, just be conscious of the soda's potential to go flat after a while.. so if you make a jug, drink up! (Responsiby of course!!)
Let me know if you make it🥃
Slán go fóill,