The Seven and Seven is the effervescent cousin of the Jack and Coke – and it’s just as easy to make!
Just mix whiskey with citrus soda, and you’re all set. Specifically, Seagram’s 7 Crown Whiskey and 7-Up.
7 and 7 – get it?
What Is a 7 and 7 Drink?
While the 7 and 7 has been around since the late 1800s, it peaked in popularity in the 1970s.
People enjoyed the simple taste and that they would get the same drink no matter where they ordered it.
Plus, it was a budget-friendly spirit even dive bars could afford.
Like a Jack and Coke, the name tells you everything you need to know about this highball classic.
It pairs Seagram’s 7 Crown Whiskey with a splash of 7-Up to make a light, refreshing drink you can enjoy all year.
The smooth, vanilla notes of the blended whiskey pair perfectly with the sweetness in the soda.
Of course, you can use other brands. But then, is it still a 7 & 7?
What is Seagram’s 7?
Seagram’s Seven Crown Whiskey earned its name from the seven types of whiskey blended into their signature concoction.
Unlike dark whiskies, Seagram’s 7 is surprisingly light and refreshing. It carries subtle notes of vanilla and caramel notes with a kiss of fruitiness.
It’s an 80-proof whiskey that’s perfect for anyone on a budget. Plus, you can find it just about anywhere.
If a store sells whiskey, they’ll have Seagram’s 7.
While it may not be ideal for drinking straight-up, it’s an affordable option for whiskey cocktails.
You don’t need a well-stocked liquor cabinet to whip up this 2-ingredient cocktail.
Here’s a very short list of ingredients you need to get the party started:
- Seagram’s 7 Crown Whiskey. There’s no replacement for the flavor of Seagram’s 7. Don’t worry, it’s widely available at most liquor stores, and it’s super affordable.
- 7-Up. It is called a Seven and Seven, after all. But you can use whatever lemon-lime soda you prefer (like Sprite).
- Ice. As with all bubbly soda cocktails, a Seven and Seven is best served over ice.
- Lemon wedge. If you want to get fancy, you can add a lemon wedge for garnish.
How to Make a 7 and 7 Cocktail
Blink, and you’ll miss it! You don’t need to be an advanced mixologist to whip up this cocktail.
Check out how easy it all comes together.
1. Pour. Add the whiskey to a highball glass filled with ice. Then top it off with 7-Up.
2. Garnish. Add a lemon wedge to the edge of the highball glass. (Optional)
3. Serve. Serve immediately, and enjoy!
Can This Be Made in a Pitcher?
The recipe below makes one serving. But yes, this is a terrific option when making pitcher cocktails.
Fill a pitcher with ice, and multiply the whiskey pours by the number of guests.
Then, top it all off with 7-Up.
Be sure to serve it with highball glasses and plenty of ice.
Just don’t let it sit for too long. The bubbles will fade the longer you leave it.
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