how to make a seven and seven cocktail (7 and 7)

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 usually 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 due to several reasons. For one it has only two ingredients and a garnish which is possibly the lowest number of ingredients you can have for a mixed drink. The drink can also made in the serving glass, without the need to other utensils or containers such as a shaker. You may use a lemon wedge or a lemon peel as garnish.

Ingredients

  • 2 shots of Seagram’s Seven Crown Whiskey
  • 4 shots of 7 up soda
  • Ice cubes
  • Lime Wedge for Garnish (optional)

Preparation

  1. Fill the Collins glass with ice cubes
  2. Add two shots of Seagram’s Seven Crown Whisky to the glass
  3. Add about 4 shots of 7-up to the glass or enough to top it off
  4. Stir lightly with a stirrer or a long spoon
  5. Garnish with a lime or lemon wedge

Seven and Seven Highball Cocktail

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: Seven Crown Whiskey and 7 Up, so the ingredients are never really substituted with other brands.
  • You could, arguably substitute 7-up with another lemon-lime soda without changing the taste of the drink, but then that won;t be Seven and 7.
  • Regardless of the proportions mentioned in this recipe (and other recipes around), feel free to play around with different proportions to find what you like best.