As we do for all bars of this nature, I ordered double Seven and Sevens, relishing the sweet whiskey as an afterthought between and during sets. Buddy’s servers are as no-frill as the atmosphere and the Sevens came large, cheap and quick by Chicago standards. The Sevens were so good with the blues that I had to order another round.
For those of you that are too young to drink in Wisconsin, here’s how to pour the immortal Seven and Seven-
Drink: Double Seven and Seven
Establishment: Buddy Guy’s Legends
Location: Chicago, Illinois
First Connoisseur: Every Midwestern ever
4 ounces Seagram’s Seven Crown Whiskey
8 ounces 7up
Get a solo cup. Fill with ice. Put in 7. Put in 7. Drink. Repeat.