#7UP and Milk
One afternoon I was talking to my mom about James Felton the Brummie Comedian that started, attempted to start a trend on twitter back in March 2019 with Coca Cola and Milk. With Coca Cola’s plan to make a milky drink and James humouring Brummies, my own attempt to start a trend was about to emerge.
This is when my mom told me how she and her siblings would drink 7up and Milk in Pakistan. My mom’s friend who was visiting at the time also shared her experiences of drinking this drink on a hot summer’s day. Having a fridge was luxury so the alternative was to go to the local little shops that sold cold bottled soda drinks such as 7up and mix in the freshly produced milk from the cows they had. It is also called ‘Doodh Soda’, which means milky fizzy drink.
It is and was a popular drink back in the 50’s, early 60’s, the top of the drink can get frothy like a pint but sits like an Ice cream float if too much 7up is added.
This is my how to make it, without it turning it too frothy or into a complete ice cream float:
- Add some 7up
- Then add a fair amount of milk(any) on top
- Stir but don’t stir too much
- Drink and enjoy
7up is made up of natural flavours of citric acid, filtered carbonated water and 4 other ingredients which have long names and you probably wouldn’t be that interested in reading. Adding milk gives it a unique taste that hits the back of the tongue better than plain milk or just soda on its own.
So back to trend setting, I wanted to ‘start a trend’ as my mom was the one that firstly suggested I share it online, getting inspiration from Comic Jimmy, Jamesy Felton. Bringing back hers and many others childhood nostalgia was something she wanted me to do. I took it upon myself to shoot some very basic unedited videos and share it with the world, to get others to try this drink!
My attempt to set a trend was more difficult than I expected, one thing learnt setting a trend requires support from others and others online. Getting other people I know that use social media to get on board could have made #7upandmilk a trend with maybe even the brand making this into a drink.
There is always opportunity to try again, because the beauty of trends they never really end, they can always come back when you least expect it J
If you need an energy boost or holidaying abroad in a hot country, go get some 7up and add some milk to get your energy going and cool that sweat off
Videos of this drink in action, being mixed available on YouTube @randomlittleworks #7upandmilk
If you have already tried this mixture or are daring enough to give it a go, please feel free to share what you think of it in the comments section below x
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