Appearing in the New Guide for the Hotel, Bar, Restaurant, Butler, & Chef (Bacchus & Cordon Bleu, 1885), the following cocktail is what may be perceived as the precursor to the Lynchburg Lemonade. While the name doesn’t really tell you whether it is a collins or a fizz, (I would contend that it is possibly neither) it is a great drink either way.

The Fred Collins Fizz
2 oz Bourbon or Rye
1/2 oz Simple Syrup
Juice of 1 lemon
1 tsp Orange Curacao
6 oz Lemonade

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