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 (7 & 7) 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 7 and 7 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 be 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.


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


  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 7 and 7 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.