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."
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."
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