Wednesday, May 6, 2020

7 of Spades

I'm ticking off the Seagram's 7 playing cards drinks while I have a bottle of the blended whiskey. Whatever you may think of this American standard, especially now that Bourbon and local whiskey are in full swing, Seagram's 7 is smooth. It is made with seventy-five percent grain neutral spirit. That means that the remaining twenty-five percent is what tastes like aged whiskey. The rest is as smooth as vodka. This is useful when mixing a basic cocktail, one or two mixers that are nominally very sweet ingredients.

I'm not saying that these cocktails are bad or good. They are good if you are in the mood for a flavored Coke with an alcoholic kick. And if you are going to throw together a sweet long drink, Seagram's Seven Crown is as good as any other whiskey, and probably better, really. Of course, you're welcome to mix your best bourbon with Coke, but I bet you won't. I wouldn't.
  • 1 1/2 oz. Seagram's 7 Crown whiskey
  • 1/2 oz. amaretto 
  • 6 oz. of cola (Mexican Coke used)
  • several dashes of lemon juice (optional, but very nice)
Build drink with whiskey and amaretto in a Collins glass. Add ice and top with cola. Stir gently and add lemon juice dashes if desired. 

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