Easy And Convenient Cocktails With Sedgwick’s Original Old Brown


Last year, at the Food and Wine show, I bumped into a friend of mine, Olivia.  She was like “Hey! Go and taste some cocktails at the Sedgwick’s stand!” while waving a pack with a 750ml bottle and two branded shot enamel mugs.  Indeed, I went on to taste a Sedgwick’s and Lemonade cocktail, see featured image.  I loved it!  Ever since then, I make it up every time there’s a get together with a crowd of people.  The cocktail is always a winner!

Recently, I got introduced to a mixture of Sedgwick’s Original Old Brown with Ginger Ale, pictured below.  You simply add a tot to 200ml of ginger ale or lemonade and plenty of ice.  I also add sliced lemons and you are good to go!  The first time I made the cocktail it was for my former colleagues, I’ll be honest, we added more than a tot but it was all good!  One can serve cocktails as a welcome drink at a party, it’s a simple way of getting people to relax and loosen up without hurting your pockets.

A 750ml bottle is available at only R28.

P.S. You may also want to try out this snoek recipe with your favourite sherry.



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Thuli Gogela is a Food Technologist with 8 years of experience developing products in food manufacturing. She is dedicated to discovering wholesome traditional dishes and recipes with a distinctive taste from different parts of the African continent. Thuli is well known for her food blog, Mzansi Style Cuisine which was established in 2010. She saw a gap in the traditional food market that people were hungry for. From there, it didn’t take long to build her brand. In 2013, she started writing a recipe column for the Cape Times for and has collaborated with some of the biggest brands in South Africa namely, Knorr, Nedeburg Wines, First Choice and Spekko rice. Not only does Thuli feature traditional African dishes, she’s also open to developing recipes, food consultations and brand collaborations.

Comments ( 2 )

  • Johann

    Love my OBs in tall glass with ice and soda water in the sumner.But nothing heat you up like OBs take a sip and a spoon of hot Butternut soup.One sip on spoon.Best in the winter and you sleep

    • Hi Johann,

      Appreciate your comment. Sounds like you are a man with a plan. Love the idea of alternating OBS with Butternut Soup. Will definitely put it to the test 🙂

      Thuli Xx

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