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Something new from Secco is coming

Author:   |  Published: 2021-08-27  |  Categories:

When going into a liquor store, the shelves are lined with what seems to be an endless array of fruit-flavoured spirits, from your favourite vodkas and rums to your bourbon and tequila’s, virtually every category uses infusions to create a much more complex and enjoyable product. When done well, spirits infused with in-season produce can add an elevated twist to any cocktail. This has transitioned into the creative mindset of professional bartenders and home-mixologists everywhere. We have the essence of curiosity and creativity to thank, as we’ve seen so much interest locally and globally in our very unique offering.. an elevated drink in 3 easy steps that can be made almost anywhere!

Nowadays, infused spirits and cocktails are not specific to commercial giants or high-end cocktail bars. Infusing cocktails and spirits can be easy and quick to do in the comfort of your own home or party; it requires no tools, tricks, or expensive ingredients; all you need is a Secco Drink Infusion box set and your preferred alcohol of choice.

At the end of September 2021, we will be announcing some exciting news from our brand. This year we have faired the storm and worked on something new, dropping in Summer 2021.

We thank all our brand partners we have worked with this year, our media friends, and everybody in the trade who has fought tirelessly. We salute you and cannot wait to include you in this new launch.

We can’t wait to share our news, and while you wait in anticipation, can you guess what’s coming?

Secco LOVES Dark Spirits and this “Moonshine ‘n Lime”marriage of flavours is no exception!

Author:   |  Published: 2021-07-12  |  Categories:

 

If you love a good cocktail,  then the drop of temperature in winter would not dampen your spirits or make you reconsider your midnight cocktails.

 

Although cocktails are a trademark of sunshine and pool parties, they’re still a favourite in winter as the cooler days and nights see us turning to richer spices and blends in darker spirits with warm flavour notes.

 

We’ve chosen something local that we’re absolutely loving! Wilderer has a new “Haute-hillbilly” in their collection. 

 

Wilderer describes their moonshine as a spirit that defies norms and social conventions, but still evokes passion from his fans and those around it. What happens in the mountains in the dark of night, they will not say. But they’re bringing moonshine to the Cape. Why? The reason is simple and as clear as a full moon’s light. 

 

Because it’s forbidden. 

Because it’s delicious. 

Because it’s cool. 

 

Overall the “Old Fashioned” is a trusted and well-loved winter cocktail, but our Moonshine ‘n Lime is certainly worth a try, using Wilderer Moonshine.

 

Why you’ll love it:

 

  • Liquid apple pie! A beautifully balanced shine, flavoured with natural apple juice and spices which lends a sweet, yet crisp, flavour to the pallet.
  • An assortment of ripe apples, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger constructs the apple pie in your mouth from the biscuit crust to the sweet apple filling.
  • Perfectly integrated alcohol, natural sweetness, and acidity revive and elevate this spirit to the top tier.
  • White wine shine of the finest quality is stirred into our secret reduction of natural apple juice and Christmas spices.
  • Natural sweetness and acidity allow the moonshine to remain an all-natural product.
  • No sugar, artificial flavourants, colourants, sweeteners, or preservatives were added.

We love it with Secco Ginger Lime because it aligns perfectly with our range of specially selected dried botanicals to infuse your favourite gin and tonic, soft drink, or cocktail. Fragrant ginger and zesty lime with accents of earthy cinnamon sing in harmony with Wilderer Moonshine.

 

Ingredients: Moonshine ‘n Lime

 

  • Tumbler Glass
  • 25ml Rogue Apple Pie Moonshine
  • 25ml Ginger Ale 
  • Mixed Box Secco Drink Infusion
  • Lots of Ice 

 

Method: 

 

Very simple and requires very little work! Just add Rogue Apple Pie Moonshine to a tumbler glass filled with ice and top it up with Ginger Ale or beer for taste. Throw in Ginger Lime Secco Drink Infusion for garnish. Take a sip and enjoy, Relish in a little bit of the Wilderer copper rush with us!

 

But wait…

 

Stand a chance to win a bottle of @wilderer_sa and a box of Ginger Lime Secco Drink Infusion!

 

How to enter:

 

Follow @seccodrinkinfusion and @wilderer_sa on Instagram and Facebook

Instagram Secco_infusion

Facebook  Secco – Drink Infusion

 

Enter your details on the form here: https://bit.ly/SeccoxWildererGiveaway

Winner announcement on 19 July 2021

TC’s apply | No U18’s 

*Prize will be delivered when government regulations allow, by courier.

 

Gee drankies skop met Secco Drink Infusions se skemerkelkie-ekstrakte

Author:   |  Published: 2021-07-01  |  Categories:

Verbruikers se drinkgewoontes het die af- gelope jaar en ’n half aansienlik verander. Dit het ’n groot invloed gehad op hoe en wat hulle drink, veral wat skemerkelkies betref.

Omdat mense nie kroeë kon besoek nie, het die toenemende gewildheid van jou eie skemerkelkies in die privaatheid en gemak van jou huis maak, baie mense aangemoe- dig om hul kreatiwiteit vrye teuels te gee en met ekstrakte, resepte en die meng van drankies te begin eksperimenteer.

Die opgang van amateurmengeldrankie- makers en ’n magdom prettige en kreatie- we nuwe drankies het op sosiale media ontplof. Hierdie kreatiewe ingesteldheid duur in 2021 voort, selfs meer geesdriftig as tevore. Binne die huidige maatskaplike en politieke klimaat het ons idee van ge-

mak verander, maar die skep van drankies bly prettig en onveranderd.

Dit het Secco Drink Infusions in staat gestel om sy netwerk te vergroot en inter- nasionaal uit te brei na lande soos Hong- kong, Singapoer, Hongarye, Nederland en België, maar steeds sy wortels in Suid-Afri- ka te behou.

Secco Drink Infusions toon ook besten- dige groei en verkope in Amerika, Mosam- biek, Namibië, Kanada, Switserland, Aus- tralië en Denemarke.

Sonder die volgehoue ondersteuning van verbruikers in Suid-Afrika, sou hierdie uitbreiding na nuwe lande egter nie moontlik gewees het nie.

Vir meer inligting besoek https://taste- lab.co.za/secco/. Skakel gerus 083 655 5298 of stuur e-pos na wessel@tastelab.co.za.

5 Secco Approved Winter Cocktails

Author:   |  Published: 2021-06-24  |  Categories:

 

Throughout the winter season ( also known as whiskey season) , we often turn to whiskey cocktails like Manhattans, Old Fashioneds, Boulevardiers, and other classics. However, whiskey season is a great opportunity to try out new cocktail recipes and variations. Fill your bar and join us ( Virtually ) for a drink as we compiled a list of our favourite whiskey cocktails for you to try and enjoy at home.

The OLD- FASHIONED:

In an old-fashioned glass, combine simple syrup and bitters.  Fill the glass halfway with ice, then stir thoroughly.  Remember to add enough ice to fill the glass. Squeeze an orange peel over glass to extract oils, and add whiskey. Stir just until the drink is cold and the alcoholic bite has softened. Garnish with Spiced Pomegranate Drink Infusion.

The SOUTH AFRICAN sour:

Combine 30ml bourbon whiskey, 15 ml fresh lemon juice, and 15ml simple syrup in a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice, cover, and shake until the outside of the shaker is frosty, we estimate about 30 seconds. Strain into a rocks glass filled with fresh ice. Gently pour 15ml fruity red wine (such as Shiraz ) over the back of a spoon held just above the drink’s surface so the wine floats on top. Garnish with Pepper Berry Drink Infusion.

Sneaky Rose:

Bring 10 cups of water to a boil in a large pot. Reduce heat and bring to a simmer. Add tea bags, lemon, sugar, cloves, and 12 thyme sprigs; simmer, covered for 10 minutes. Remove from heat; discard tea bags. Stir in raspberry liqueur, whiskey, and lemon juice. Divide among mugs and garnish with Raspberry Rose Hibiscus Drink Infusion.

Manhattan:

In a mixing glass or cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine whiskey, vermouth, and bitters. Stir well, about 20 seconds, then strain into cocktail glass. Garnish with cherry and Raspberry Rose Hibiscus Drink Infusion and serve.

Earl Grey–Bourbon Punch:

Combine tea of your choice ( we love Earl Grey) and 1 1/4 cups boiling water in a heatproof bowl. Let steep for 5 minutes, then strain through a fine-mesh sieve into a measuring glass (you should have 1 cup). Let cool.

Meanwhile, bring honey, thyme, 2 rosemary sprigs, and 1/2 cup water to a gentle simmer over medium heat, stirring to combine. Let cool and discard herbs once done. Combine tea, simple syrup, lemon juice, bourbon, Cognac, and bitters in a large punch bowl. Add 2 cups of ice and stir until ice is melted and punch is very cold ( or let it melt naturally). Serve punch in tumblers filled with ice, garnished with Ginger Lime Drink Infusion. 

So tonight take your love of whiskey to the next level with these winter-approved cocktails. Whether you’re trying to warm up or want to pretend you’re somewhere tropical, these whiskey-based cocktails are what you need.

From Africa to the World, Secco Drink Infusion sets sights on further global expansion.

Author:   |  Published: 2021-05-25  |  Categories:

 

The last year and a half has changed consumers’ drinking habits and has had a big influence on how and what they drink, particularly when it comes to cocktails. As a result of not being able to go to bars, the growing popularity of making your own cocktails in the privacy and comfort of your own home has had many people opting to unleash their creativity and become more experimental with infusions, recipes, and drink-making. The rise of amateur mixologists coming up with fun and creative drinks has exploded on social media and this creative mindset continues in 2021, more so than ever. With the Dark Spirits trend growing (watch our social media channels to learn more about sipping tequilas, infused rums, brandies, and whiskies) 

We are celebrating #AfricaDay with a focus on taking local, global. Our global expansion into Hong Kong, Singapore, Hungary, The Netherlands, and Belgium, while continuing to show steady growth and sales in the United States of America, Mozambique, Namibia, Canada, Switzerland, Australia, and Denmark.

Without the continued support from our consumers in South Africa, this expansion to new territories wouldn’t be possible. We invite you to join our export family and bring excellence to every glass, all over the world!

 

 

 

Escape The Cold With Our Best Winter Cocktails

Author:   |  Published: 2021-05-18  |  Categories:

 

 

Cinnamon Rum Sour

 

 

Winter winds bring a change of taste in drinks and there are many stunning cocktails for you to try on the coldest days of the year. Among the best recipes are those that highlight seasonal flavours and warm-up that chill in your bones. From comforting hot drinks to smooth sippers with pomegranate, cinnamon, and ginger, there’s a great winter drink waiting for everyone.

Cinnamon is now the flavour of choice, completely revitalising the cocktail world, bringing new life and warmth to dozens of popular existing cocktails that had begun to lose their bite.

Here, is one of our favourite recipes for you to try:

Cinnamon Rum Sour

Ingredients:

  • 750ml Whistler Rum
  • ½ ml fresh lemon juice
  • 30ml agave syrup ( diluted 50/50 with water)
  • Ginger Lime Secco Drink Infusion
  • 1 Lemon wedge

Directions:

Combine Whistler rum, lemon juice, and agave syrup in a 750ml cocktail shaker. Shake thoroughly and pour into a highball or tumbler glass filled with ice. Topped with Ginger Lime Secco Drink Infusion and fresh lemon.

Cheers

Give your taste buds a new lease of life by pairing chocolate and spirits?

Author:   |  Published: 2021-04-06  |  Categories:

Tired of wine and cheese combinations? Why not give your taste buds a new lease of life by pairing chocolate and spirits?

Chocolate and gin have a surprisingly close background, even though it isn’t an obvious match. Gin can take on a dazzling array of different botanical additions, and coupled with different garnishes there’s no limit to the different flavour hints that can be expressed. And as a basic food base, chocolate can be rich, subtle, or creamy, but again with the addition of countless flavours and textures, can become soft, hard, crunchy, smooth, spicy, citrusy and the list just goes on.

The easiest chocolate pairing for most gins is white chocolate. Not only is gin a good match for any delicate flavours, but the herbal notes can add a layer of depth to white chocolate. Imagine relaxing around the fireplace with good company and a glass of Premium Musgrave Gin in the hand with some delicious white chocolate. 

Whether you a dedicated gin drinker or a newbie to the gin scene, there’s so much more to be enjoyed and savoured by knowing how to bring out the best in what you are eating and drinking.

For the non-drinkers, we’ve got something for you! Tea is extremely versatile when paired with any food. Pairing Carmien Tea with chocolate is an adventure in unlocking flavours and by doing this you are enhancing your tea drinking experience. It’s a personal journey and you are only limited by your taste preferences!

Try a Pink Rabbit cocktail with Musgrave, Carmien, and Secco drink infusion perfectly paired with a Lindt white chocolate.

 

Spice up your drink’s repertoire with Secco Drink Infusion!

Author:   |  Published: 2021-03-24  |  Categories:

As Autumn dawns in, we at Secco thought that this would be the perfect opportunity to bring our loyal readers and potential new readers a quick and easy cocktail recipe. So easy to create, you won’t skip a beat.

Over the years, gin’s popularity has skyrocketed, being the go-to drink for most millennials.

Nows the perfect opportunity to broaden your cocktail-making skills with simple yet delicious cocktails. No, fancy equipment is required for these gin cocktails, it’s all about the love you put into the preparation.

To get you started, here are a few tips to boost your cocktail-making confidence: 

  • Taste your drinks before you serve to make sure they’re wonderful.
  • Remember that we drink in three steps, with our eyes first, then with our nose, and finally with our mouth.
  • Always remember to fill your glass to the top with ice.

All you’ll  need:

  • A bottle of Gin
  • A Fitch & Leedes Indian Tonic 200ml (Any tonic water of your choice)
  • A box of 8 Secco Drink Infusions 
  • Lemon Juice
  • Simple syrup 
  • Egg white
  • Cocktail Shaker
  • Ice

Instructions:

Secco Gin Fizz

Place double shot gin, one tablespoon lemon juice, one tablespoon simply syrups, and one egg white in a cocktail shaker. Shake for 15 seconds. Fill the shaker with ice and shake until cold. Strain into a tumbler, top with soda water, and garnish with Secco Infusion of your choice. 

Enjoy! 

Welcome back to the trade, we’ve MISSED you!

Author:   |  Published: 2021-02-04  |  Categories:

We would like to extend a warm welcome back to our liquor stores reopening for trade again. We hope the time away has been fruitful, despite the current global circumstances we find ourselves in today. As you reopen your doors, we at Secco would like to extend our good wishes for you all and hope that the year ahead is one prosperous and exciting year for all. 

As more and more liquor enters several South African homes, we think a box of Secco needs to be added to every shopping basket too. In case you’ve missed it, here is our list of products, the perfect companion to your morning, mid-day, or night cocktail. 

Our products are as follows:

Ginger Lime Drink Infusion, Pack of 8- A range of specially selected dried botanicals to infuse your favorite gin and tonic, soft drink, or cocktail. Fragrant ginger and zesty lime with accents of earthy cinnamon.

  • A blend of selected dried fruit and spices packed into foil sachets
  • Simply add to a glass and top up with your favorite G&T, cocktail, or soft drink to infuse
  • Ingredients: Cinnamon (36%), Dried Ginger (33%), Dried lime (31%)

Secco Spiced Pomegranate Drink Infusion, Pack of 8- A range of specially selected dried botanicals to infuse your favorite gin and tonic, soft drink, or cocktail. Pomegranate rubies and butterfly pea flowers complemented by aromatic star anise and cardamom.

  • A blend of selected dried fruit and spices packed into foil sachets
  • Simply add to a glass and top up with your favorite G&T, cocktail, or soft drink to infuse
  • Ingredients: Star anise (53%), Dried pomegranates (21%), Cardamom pods (18%), Dried butterfly pea flowers (8%)

Secco Mixed Box Drink Infusion, Pack of 8- A range of specially selected dried botanicals to infuse your favourite gin and tonic, soft drink or cocktail.

  • A blend of selected dried fruit and spices packed into 8 foil sachets
  • Includes 2 packets of each of these flavours: Raspberry Rose Hibiscus, Spiced Pomegranate, Pepper Berry and Ginger Lime

Secco Raspberry Rose Hibiscus Drink Infusion, Pack of 8 – A range of specially selected dried botanicals to infuse your favourite gin and tonic, soft drink or cocktail. Floral notes of rose and hibiscus in a crimson blend of sweet raspberries.

  • A blend of selected dried fruit and spices packed into 8 foil sachets

Secco Pepper Berry Drink Infusion, Pack of 8 –  A range of specially selected dried botanicals to infuse your favourite gin and tonic, soft drink or cocktail. Flavours of fruity strawberry and blueberry are balanced with a hint of fragrant pepper.

  • A blend of selected dried fruit and spices packed into 8 foil sachets
  • Simply add to a glass and top up with your favourite G&T, cocktail or soft drink to infuse

Tastelab Fragrant Lime & Ginger Botanical Gin Infusion Bags, Pack of 12 botanical infusion bags

  • Dried ginger, lime, and spices packed in biodegradable tea bags
  • Simply add to your glass, add your drink of choice and allow to infuse
  • Floral and red berry botanicals packed in biodegradable tea bags
  • Made with real fruit with no added sugar, colourants or flavourants
  • Simply add to your glass, add your drink of choice and allow to infuse
  • Hand packed in Cape Town
  • Contains 12 bags

 

Several liquor stores within South Africa stock our products, and if you would like to be one, This is who to contact :

Western Cape 

Tastelab 

Woodstock, Cape Town, 7915

083 655 5298

Wessel@tastelab.co.za

KZN 

Durban North Liquor Distributors 

admin@dndliquors.co.za

 

Gauteng/Mpumalanga/Limpopo/North West

Sales and Distribution:

Nicholson Smith Agencies

creditors@nicholsonsmith.co.za

Jason@nicholsonsmith.co.za

 

Eastern Cape

Sip Beverage Solutions

For general inquiries, please email info@sipbeverage.co.za

0737767915

 

Mpumalanga and Swaziland

Tailored Beverage Company for Mpumalanga and Swaziland

12 Suikerriet Street, Central Park unit 24, Nelspruit Mpumalanga

Phone: 073 179 3085

Email: hello@tailoredbevco.co.za

Secco Infusion and Copeland Spirits cocktail must try!

Author:   |  Published: 2021-01-21  |  Categories:

Over the years the popularity of homemade cocktails has taken the world by storm. It is no longer about simple, plain and straight forward drinks, but rather how colourful, fun, intriguing and different your drink looks not only to the camera but to the naked eye as well.  The interesting thing about infusing spirits is that there aren’t many rules or complicated techniques, it is just knowing what would mix well together as well as taste good. If you are looking to step up your cocktail making skills this year, then our array of flavour combinations are just the tools you need to make the “perfect” cocktails for the “perfect” occasions.   

Bringing us top quality spirits from Copeland, the makers of Copeland Rum and Copeland Tiki Gin, comes a new range of all natural, real ingredients blended with your favourite local gin, in a ready to drink spirit cooler.  

Having a cocktail has never been easier.  

Simply pour over ice, add any of our Secco Infusion Sachets, Pepper Berry, Ginger Lime, Raspberry Rose Hibiscus and Spiced Pomegranate. 

Make it look pretty and pour the canned gin. 

Last but definitely not least, ENJOY.  

It is on us.

Secco