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)
- Fill the Collins glass with ice cubes
- Add two shots of Seagram’s Seven Crown Whisky to the glass
- Add about 4 shots of 7-up to the glass or enough 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 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.