Raspberry Lynchburg Cocktail Recipe

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Alcohol %:14

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Nic Polotnianko

I fell in love with the art of mixology 6 years ago. Since then, I've honed my skills, crafting a myriad of cocktail recipes, and sharing my passion with other enthusiasts.

Last Updated: January 7, 2024


The Raspberry Lynchburg is a fruity twist on the classic Lynchburg Lemonade, named after the hometown of Jack Daniel's in Lynchburg, Tennessee. This cocktail is a perfect blend of sweet, sour, and a little bit of whiskey kick. It's a great choice for those who enjoy fruity cocktails with a bit of a punch.

How Raspberry Lynchburg Tastes?

The Raspberry Lynchburg has a sweet and tangy taste with a hint of sourness from the lemon juice. The raspberry syrup adds a fruity sweetness that balances the strong, smoky flavor of the whiskey. The cocktail finishes with a refreshing, slightly tart aftertaste.

Interesting facts about Raspberry Lynchburg

  • The Raspberry Lynchburg is a variation of the classic Lynchburg Lemonade.
  • The cocktail is named after Lynchburg, Tennessee, the hometown of Jack Daniel's.
  • Despite its sweet and fruity flavor, the Raspberry Lynchburg packs a punch with its whiskey base.


  • Whiskey: 1.5 oz(45ml)
  • Raspberry syrup: 1 oz(30ml)
  • Lemon juice: 1 oz(30ml)
  • Soda water: Top up
  • Raspberries: For garnish


  • Whiskey adds a robust, smoky flavor as the base spirit. It's the backbone providing warmth and complexity. 1.5oz is just right—not too strong, not too weak. Less, and you miss the depth; more, and you'll overpower the other flavors.

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Raspberry syrup

  • Raspberry syrup brings a sweet and fruity counterpoint to the whiskey, giving the cocktail its signature flavor. 1oz strikes a balance between sweet and tart. More syrup could overly sweeten the drink, while less might make it too subtle.

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Lemon juice

  • Lemon juice adds a necessary acidity to brighten the drink and cut through the sweetness. 1oz offers a refreshing zing. More could turn the drink sour; less would result in a flatter taste profile.

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Soda water

  • Soda water lightens the cocktail, adding effervescence that makes it more refreshing. Topping up the drink with it keeps the cocktail balanced and drinkable. Skip this, and your cocktail might be too heavy.

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  • Fresh raspberries as garnish add a pop of color and hint at the flavor within. They also provide a fresh, edible element that complements the drink's berry notes. Alternatives could include blackberries or a twist of lemon peel.

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Recipe. How to make Raspberry Lynchburg Drink

  1. Fill a glass with ice.
  2. Pour in the whiskey, raspberry syrup, and lemon juice.
  3. Top up with soda water.
  4. Stir well.
  5. Garnish with fresh raspberries.

Pro Tips

  • Use a high-quality whiskey for the best flavor.
  • Freshly squeezed lemon juice will give a better taste than bottled lemon juice.
  • Adjust the amount of raspberry syrup and lemon juice to taste.

Perfect Pairings

Appetizers and Snacks

  • Cheese platters: A selection with sharp cheddar complements the whiskey's warmth.
  • Smoked salmon: Its rich flavors balance the tartness of the lemon and raspberry.

Main Courses

  • Grilled pork chops: The smoky notes pair well with the fruity sweetness of the cocktail.
  • BBQ ribs: The sweetness of the raspberry syrup can enhance the BBQ glaze.


  • Chocolate fondue: Berries and chocolate are a match made in heaven—dip away while sipping!
  • Lemon tart: Echoes the citrus notes and contrasts the whiskey's complexity.

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What you could change in Raspberry Lynchburg

If you don't have raspberry syrup, you can use muddled fresh raspberries or raspberry liqueur. For a non-alcoholic version, replace the whiskey with ginger ale.

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Blackberry Lynchburg

  • Substitute raspberry syrup with blackberry syrup. It will give a deeper, more earthy berry flavor compared to the bright tang of raspberries.

Peachy Lynchburg

  • Use peach syrup instead of raspberry. Add half an ounce of peach liqueur for an extra fruity kick. The drink will be more fragrant and slightly sweeter.

Spicy Lynchburg

  • Add a small slice of jalapeño to the shaker before mixing. It'll infuse the cocktail with a spicy kick that contrasts nicely with the sweet and sour elements.

In case you forgot basics how to make Raspberry Lynchburg

Insert the spoon into the glass until it touches the bottom. Keep the back of the spoon against the inside wall of the glass, and stir in a smooth, circular motion. The goal is to swirl the ice and ingredients together without churning or splashing.

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Garnishing a bar drink depends on the type of garnish and the cocktail. Generally, it involves preparing the garnish (like cutting a citrus wheel or picking a sprig of mint), and then adding it to the drink in a visually appealing way (like perching it on the rim or floating it on top).

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Frequently Asked Questions on Raspberry Lynchburg

How does the glassware used affect the taste of the Raspberry Lynchburg?

The glassware used can affect the temperature of the cocktail which in turn impacts flavor. A tall, slim glass known as a highball glass is ideal for this cocktail as it keeps it cooler longer.

Are there specific types of whiskey that work best for a Raspberry Lynchburg?

While any kind of whiskey can be used, a smooth, medium-bodied whiskey tends to work best with the fruity and sour flavors of the Raspberry Lynchburg.

Is there a specific time or occasion for serving the Raspberry Lynchburg?

The Raspberry Lynchburg is versatile and can be served on a hot summer day, at an outdoor barbeque, or at a classic cocktail party.

What other garnishes work well with the Raspberry Lynchburg?

Aside from raspberries, a twist of lemon peel or mint leaves can be used to enhance the cocktail's visual appeal and taste.

What is the alcohol content of a Raspberry Lynchburg? Is it a stiff drink?

The Raspberry Lynchburg has a moderate alcohol content, and it's not considered a stiff drink. People often describe it as having a perfect balance of tart, sweet, and whiskey kick.

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