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Upgraded Lynchburg Lemonade

January 28, 2013

[Photographs: JL Studios]

The Lynchburg Lemonade was the center of a legal battle between a restaurant owner and the Jack Daniels Distillery. While that drink was much ado about nothing, this version is worth fighting over.

Note: To make rich simple syrup, combine 1 cup water with 2 cups sugar in a small saucepan and heat over medium heat, stirring constantly, until sugar is dissolved. Cool before using. Simple syrup will keep in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

About the Author: Jeff Lucas enjoys gadgets and exotic spirits. When it comes to food and drink he'll try anything at least once. You can follow his cocktail musings on twitter @the_mixlab and his blog at

Special equipment: Cocktail shaker


serves makes 1 cocktail, active time 5 minutes, total time 5 minutes

  • 1 1/2 ounces overproof bourbon, such as Booker's
  • 1/2 ounce creme de peche, such as Combier
  • 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice, from 1 lemon
  • 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice, from 1 lime
  • 1/4 ounce rich simple syrup (see Notes)
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters
  • 3/4 ounce club soda
  • Garnish: lemon twist


  1. Add bourbon, creme de peche, lemon and lime juice, rich simple syrup, and angostura to a cocktail shaker. Fill shaker with ice and shake until well chilled, about 15 seconds.

  2. Strain into an ice-filled glass. Top with club soda and garnish with a lemon twist.

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