Seven and Seven (also known as 7 and 7) is a highball cocktail similar to the Whiskey Cola or Rum and Coke. The drink has just two main ingredients and derives its name from the brand names of ingredients itself, just as with Jack and Coke.
The drink is made in a highball or Collins glass and is served over ice. You could also use an old fashioned glass instead of the Collins glass especially if you are using a 1:1 ratio of whiskey to soda. I generally like to vary the proportion of the ingredients so as to suit the taste of the drinker, but 1:2 seems to be the most accepted ratio.
The drink is probably one of the easiest to make as it has only two ingredients. The drink is also made straight in the serving glass with out the need to other utensils such as a shaker. You can use a lemon wedge or a lemon peel as garnish.
- 2 shots of Seagram’s Seven Crown Whiskey
- 4 shots of 7 up soda
- Ice cubes
- Lime Wedge for Garnish (optional)
- Fill the Collins glass with ice cubes
- Add the Seagram’s Seven Crown Whisky to the glass
- Add 7-up to the glass or to top it off
- Stir lightly with a stirrer or a long spoon
- Garnish with a lime or lemon wedge
Tips and Notes
- The exact proportion of the drink can vary according to personal taste. If you prefer a stronger drink or prefer the taste of whisky, then increase the amount of the Whisky used.
- The most common proportions used for seven and seven and highballs in general are 1:1, 1:2 and 1:4 with the 7-up being the higher proportioned ingredient.
- Seven and Seven, as it sounds is named after the brand name of the ingredients, so the ingredients are never really substituted.
- You could, arguably substitute 7-up with another lemon-lime soda without changing the taste of the drink.