Seven and Seven Mixed Drink

The Popular Seven and Seven Mixed Drink With Seagram's 7 Crown Whiskey

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  • Total: 3 mins
  • Prep: 3 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 Cocktail (serves 1)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
203 Calories
1g Fat
20g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1 Cocktail (serves 1)
Amount per serving
Calories 203
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 46544mg 2,024%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Protein 2g
Calcium 55mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

The seven and seven (or 7 and 7) is a popular whiskey highball that brings together two specific beverage brands. If you're looking for a cheap and refreshing drink for happy hour that is incredibly easy to mix up, then this is the recipe for you. A throwback drink that will never go out of style, it rose in popularity during the '70s when its signature whiskey was all the rage.

Much like the Jack and Coke, the name tells you exactly what goes into this mixed drink. It is, quite simply, a shot of Seagram's 7 Crown Whiskey topped with 7-Up. There's no mystery, no fancy ingredients, and no substitutions or variations. When you order a seven and seven at the bar, this is what you'll get.

While you may think it's too simple in today's world of complex cocktails, there is a certain appeal that keeps this retro mixed drink in the shadowy spotlight of the bar. The combination of this particular "well" whiskey with a common lemon-lime soda is rather pleasant. It's as if they were made for one another. Drinkers keep coming back for more and that is not likely to change.

Ingredients

Steps to Make It

  1. Pour the Seagram's 7 in a highball glass filled with ice.

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  2. Top with 7-Up.

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  3. Garnish with a lemon wedge.

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  4. Serve and enjoy!

What Is Seagram's 7 Crown Whiskey?

Seagram's 7 is an 80-proof whiskey that you can find everywhere. With a red "7" emblazoned on the bottle, it's easy to spot, too. There are very few bars in the U.S. that do not have a bottle of Seagram's 7 and it is a reliable bottle that calls out to you from the cheap seats of the liquor store shelves.

The main appeal of the whiskey is that it is extremely cheap. Seagram's may not be the best whiskey out there but it is surprisingly smooth for the price and it has many dedicated fans who savor every sip. It also does the job when you are looking for a good inexpensive drink like the seven and seven.

Is Seagram's 7 a Canadian Whiskey?

There is some debate about what style of whiskey Seagram's 7 is. The confusion stems from the fact that Seagram's is an old Canadian brand that has long produced whiskeys, vodkas, and gins at affordable prices. Pair that with the knowledge that Canada is known for producing blended whiskeys, and many drinkers are left with the impression that Seagram's 7 is a Canadian blended whiskey.

The truth is that, while Seagram's 7 is a blended whiskey, it is not a Canadian whiskey because it is not produced in Canada. The proof is right there on the bottle: The label clearly states "American whiskey – a blend of distinctive character" and that it is bottled and blended by The 7 Crown Distilling Company of Norwalk, Connecticut.

How Strong Is the Seven and Seven?

Everything about the seven and seven is laid out except how much 7-Up goes into the drink. You can pour as much or as little soda as you like to customize the drink's taste and strength. On average, it's relatively mild with an alcohol content in the 10 percent ABV (20 proof) range.