A colleague of mine recently told me about a new drinks company they’d come across that they thought might be of interest for my blog. And it certainly was! As you know, I love writing about businesses with a great story, and this one is no exception.
‘Double Dutch’ was founded by Dutch twin sisters, Joyce and Raissa. See what they did there? Incredible name for a business! They felt that while the quality and choice of spirits kept growing, the market for accompanying sodas was rather bland and boring. And so, after much research and experimentation, Double Dutch drinks were born!
There are two flavours – Pomegranate & Basil and Cucumber & Watermelon. The flavours themselves excited me, because they’re some of my favourites in general. Basil is my ‘go to’ herb for cooking (particularly Italian and Greek food) and I find that cucumber in any drink makes it instantly taste better!
Joyce and Raissa kindly sent me one bottle of each flavour and I tried a bit of each with both gin and vodka, after a particularly long day at work! They really were beautiful with such a clever flavour combination. It’s hard to pick a favourite, but I’d probably lean towards the Cucumber & Watermelon because I found it so refreshing! Both contain all natural ingredients, without artificial flavourings, colours or preservatives.
I’m really impressed at how well the business is doing – the drinks are now being served at a number of well respected restaurants such as Hutong at The Shard and Galvin at Windows.
For more info on where to buy them and for some interesting cocktail recipes, visit their website here. Expect to see and hear a lot more from these two clever ladies!
I was sent products for review purposes by Double Dutch Drinks, but did not receive any payment. All views are my own.