7 and 7
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|7 and 7|
|Served||On the rocks; poured over ice|
|Standard drinkware||Collins glass|
|Commonly used ingredients|
|Preparation||Pour whiskey into Collins glass filled with ice. Fill to desired level with 7 Up. Stir lightly.|
Although proportions will change with personal preference, the following is a typical recipe for a 7 and 7:
- Fill a highball glass with ice cubes.
- Add 1 imperial fluid ounce (28 ml) whisky.
- Add 9 imperial fluid ounces (260 ml) 7 Up.
- Garnish with lemon wedge (optional).
In popular culture
The mixture has been referenced in lyrics of Silverstein, a Canadian post-hardcore band. They mention this drink in the acclaimed song "Vices," which contains the line: "Seven seven with a lime will keep me safe."
This is frequently ordered in the Martin Scorsese 1973 film, Mean Streets.
In a season 3 episode of Moral Orel the town Reverend, Rod Putty, asks for this drink at a bar.
In Private Practice season 1 Dr. Charlotte King orders 7 and 7 while waiting for her blind date. In the season 2 finale of The Office, Ryan Howard orders a complicated version of the drink for his then-girlfriend: "One beer, and one 7 and 7 with eight Maraschino cherries, sugar on the rim, blended if you can."
In season 2 episode 10 of Community, Troy thinks of ordering a 7 and 7, with Jeff and Britta telling him not to, as it's "an awful drink, a high school drink for girls."
Various references in the TV series The Sopranos, a very popular drink with the wiseguys.
In The Spectacular Now by Tim Tharp, the protagonist, Sutter Keely's, drink of choice is 7 and 7.
The song "The Last Huzzah" by Despot, Das Racist, Danny Brown, El-P and Mr. Motherfucking Exquire references the drink in El-Ps verse. The line being "...that's why I chug seven and sevens 'til I'm fucking homeless".
The country duo group Florida Georgia Line composed of Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley sing about 7 and 7 in their sophomore album Anything Goes. In the song "Good Good" the lyric goes "Sipping 7 and 7 in your Seven jeans". This line is sung by Tyler.
The country group Turnpike Troubadours have a song titled "7 and 7". It is the second track off of their 2011, sophomore album and is also included in the lyrics with, "our fun was dominoes, seven up and Seagrams, things were simple just moving nice and slow".
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