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Roses Cordial Mixers - Nectar Drinks S.A.

The Rose family were shipbuilders in Leith near Edinburgh and Mr. Lauchlin Rose set up a branch of business provisioning ships with supplies which included lime juice. Lime juice, of course, was remedy against scurvy and the Merchant Shipping Act of 1867 made it compulsory for all ocean going ships to carry lime juice rations.

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The demand increased and Lauchlin Rose realised that although the neat lime juice taken for medical purposes by sailors might not be everyones cup of tea, a sweetened, bottled and attractively labelled lime juice could well become popular in Britain. With that in mind, he introduced the first branded fruit juice drink Cordial Mixer Lime Juice.

10435415 254873564700143 1182870796577198562 nIn 1893 he bought estates in Dominica and planted lime trees to supply the demand for his new drink. By 1924 lime juice had become so popular that the company established new plantations on the Gold Coast to supplementary supplies.
The passing of the above-mentioned act in the British Parliament had been on its way for a long time. Naval Surgeon James Lind's studies of the effect of vitamin C on the human organism made Gilbert Blane and Thomas Trotter continue the work of Lind during their employment in the Royal Navy. Their summary from 1815 seriously made The Seamens Hospital Society acknowledge the effect of lime juice.

The fact that several deaths were registered on board the ships of The Royal Navy as well as The British Mercantile Marine, and thereby significantly reducing the functional reserve of the crews, was decisive for passing The Merchant Shipping Act of 1867.

But this bill was also a continuation of more than 100 years of doubtful supplies of lime juice sometimes mixed with poor alcohol which in some cases increased the deaths on board both warships and civilian ships.

One of the many seamen who died of scurvy was on board the St. Andrew's Castle, a 659 tons heavy ship that was docked in St. Kathrine's. The journey from Shanghai to London took about 4 months. 7 out of a crew of 13 have been disabled by scurvy. After examination of the ship, Mr. Harry Leach, Medical Officer (1836-79) wrote that this was the worst outbreak he had ever seen.

This and many other documented diseases made the British Parliament go through the 123 well-documented pages of words of the Act on 6th April 1867 (published in The Times), and the outcome was The Merchant Shipping Act of 1867.

This Act also describes which quality lime juice must have and which "Certificate under the Hands of an Inspector Appointed by the Board of Trade" that must accompany supplies for the ships together with a detailed manual telling when the crew should take their daily rations of lime juice.

Eventually scurvy in the Mercantile Marine was brought under control but not until the last day of the 19th century. It had taken far longer to achieve than should have been the case and the SHS (largely via efforts of Harry Leach) was very largely responsible for sweeping away the major scourge of the British Mercantile Marine.

roses-bottles-3Even though The Merchant Shipping Act of 1867 increased the demand for lime juice, Lauchlin Rose realised that pure lime juice was not always very popular among sailors. Therefore – that same year - he introduced a sweetened lime juice with a fresh, slightly sour taste. Lauchlin Rose´s lime juice lived up to the statutory quality requirement and was delivered in attractive well-designed bottles. The result was the first branded fruit juice drink - Rose's Cordial Mixer®.

Today Rose's Lime is known the world over for its fresh taste, the high quality and the countless ways it can be used. It is sold in more than 130 countries and is a fixture in many bars, cafés, hotels and restaurants.

Since 1956 Hans Just A/S in Denmark has been distributor and producer of Rose's Cordial Mixer®. In 1993 a Scandinavian production and distribution was established and from 1997 Hans Just A/S was appointed to produce, sell and market Rose's Cordial Mixer® on a number of European markets.

Hans Just A/S and Schweppes International Limited have in cooperation developed Rose's Cordial Mixer® so that the assortment today consists of the well-known Lime but also Lemon, Apricot, Grenadine, Mojito, Blue Curacao, Blueberry, Strawberry, Triple sec, Banana, Coconut, Vanilla, Sugar Cane. All variations are of extremely high quality and are today an integrated assortment in many bars, cafes, hotels and other pouring out places on the European continent. Most of the range can be found in retail across the European markets.

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LIME FLAVOURED CORDIAL MIXER

Bartenders around the world adopted Rose's Lime, and in the course of time countless drinks and cocktails have
been created with Rose's Lime - among others the famous and classic Gimlet.
Rose's Lime gives extra flavour to all beverages when you want the fresh taste of Lime. For example in tap water, still water and soda. In drinks - refreshing and
delicious. Surprise your friends with a classic Rose's drink with or without alcohol.

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BLUEBERRY FLAVOURED CORDIAL MIXER

Rose's Blueberry is the latest variant of the Rose's family building on the trend from using the blueberry flavour and bright blue color as an exciting ingredient to twist the classic cocktails i.e. Mojito, Margarita, Tom Collins and many others.
Rose's Blueberry adds special flavour in cocktails and classic drinks. Add a splash and discover the unique difference. Surprise your friends with a classic Rose's drink with or without alcohol.

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COCONUT FLAVOURED CORDIAL MIXER

Rose's Coconut is part of a new range bringing those special flavours and adding that special touch to your favourite cocktails and drinks. It is designed especially for the professional environment in restaurants, bars, cafés, night clubs etc.
Rose's Coconut is as the rest of the members of the family – Lime, Sugar Cane, Triple Sec, Vanilla and Banana of an extremely high quality, which makes the product a natural non-alcoholic ingredient. Rose's Coconut adds a special coconut flavour in cocktails and classic drinks. Add a splash and discover the unique difference. Surprise your friends with a classic Rose's drink with or without alcohol.

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STRAWBERRY FLAVOURED CORDIAL MIXER

Rose's Strawberry has been developed to give well-known cocktails as Daiquiri, Margarita, Colada and tasty smoothies the right taste of strawberry. Many consumers know Rose's Lime and the unique taste of the product - especially mixed with or without alcohol. Rose's Strawberry is a flavour cordial mixer and with its special viscosity very suitable for all kinds of cocktails, drinks, smoothies, desserts but also mixed with water. Rose's Strawberry is as the rest of the members of the family - Lime, Lemon, Grenadine, Apricot, Blue Curacao, Triple sec, Blueberry and Mojito of an extremely high quality, which makes the product a natural non-alcoholic ingredient. Rose's Strawberry gives extra to all beverages when you want the fresh taste of strawberry. For example in cocktails, drinks, smoothies and water - refreshing and delicious. Surprise your friends with a classic Rose's drink
with or without alcohol.

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BANANA FLAVOURED CORDIAL MIXER

Rose's Banana is part of a new range bringing those special flavours and adding that special touch to your favourite cocktails and drinks. It is designed especially for the professional environment in restaurants, bars, cafés, night clubs etc.
Rose's Banana is as the rest of the members of the family – Lime, Sugar Cane, Triple Sec, Coconut and Vanilla of an extremely high quality, which makes the product a natural non-alcoholic ingredient. Rose's Banana adds a special banana flavour in
cocktails and classic drinks. Add a splash and discover the unique difference. Surprise your friends with a classic Rose's
drink with or without alcohol.

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MOJITO MINT FLAVOURED CORDIAL MIXER

Rose's Mojito is a unique mixer for the very trendy cocktail Mojito (mo-HEE-to). Rose's Mojito makes it easier to make a Mojito cocktail as only soda and rum are to be added. Great Cocktails deserve a great story. The name Mojito originates from the African word "mojo" that means - to place a spell. The African Continent has not claimed their right to the drink - on the contrary Cuba has. It is said that the workers in Cuba who worked in the sugar cane fields at the end of the 1800s invented this wonderful cocktail. Others maintain that it is the feared English pirate Sir Richard Drake (brother to Sir Francis Drake) who already in the 1500s mixed a primitive rum, aguardiente, with unrefined sugar, lime and mint. According to legend, this drink was called El Draque - The Dragon - after his brother. The Mojito made its way to Cuba when these pirates landed their treasure hunting expeditions through the Caribbean and Latin America. At that time, Mojito was consumed for medical purposes. Once rum replaced the aguardiente, the Mojito was born. Rose's Mojito gives you the right taste of mint when you make the orginal Rose's Mojito cocktail. Keep the taste - skip the tools. Surprise your friends with Rose's Mojito the next time you make a Mojito cocktail.

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APRICOT FLAVOURED CORDIAL MIXER

Rose's Apricot is a flavour cordial mixer cocktail. Rose's Apricot was launched in Denmark in 1979 and has since been a permanent part in all countries all over Europe.
Rose's Apricot with its unique taste has found its way to a number of drinks and cocktails but is also used for Apricot sorbet and smoothies. Rose's Apricot gives extra flavour to all beverages when you want the fresh taste of Apricot. For example in tap water, still water and soda. In drinks - refreshing and delicious. Surprise your friends with a classic Rose's drink with or without alcohol.

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BLUE CURACAO FLAVOURED CORDIAL MIXER

Curacao is the small sunny Antilles outside the coast of Venezuela. On the Island Curacao they grow bitter orange for the production of alcoholic liquors and cocktail mixers. Rose's Blue Curacao (KY-RA-SO) does not contain alcohol, what makes it much more usable since Rose's Blue Curacao can be an ingredient in both alcoholic cocktails, non-alcoholic cocktails and drinks. Rose's Blue Curacao with its elegant orange taste is a must in any bar. Rose's Blue Curacao is being used around the world to add special flavour in cocktails and classic drinks. Add a splash and discover the unique difference.
Rose's Blue Curacao gives you extra flavour when you want the right and fresh taste of Blue Curacao. Make a perfect cocktail using Rose's Blue Curacao, next time you make a cocktail or drink.

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TRIPLE SEC FLAVOURED CORDIAL MIXER

"If only everything was as easy as mixing with Rose's"
Rose's Triple Sec adds a special orange flavour in cocktails and classic drinks. Add a splash and discover the unique difference.
Surprise your friends with a classic Rose's drink with or without alcohol.

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GRENADINE FLAVOURED CORDIAL MIXER

Rose's Grenadine has the same quality, which other types of Grenadine had in former times. It has a thick rich taste of pomegranates which makes it a vital ingredient in many classic drinks and cocktails. Rose's Grenadine is without comparison. Rose's Grenadine is used around the world to add special flavour in cocktails and classic drinks.
Add a splash and discover the unique difference. Rose's Grenadine gives extra flavour to all beverages when you want the fresh taste of Grenadine. For example in tap water, still water and soda. In drinks - refreshing and
delicious. Surprise your friends with a classic Rose's drink with or without alcohol.

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VANILLA FLAVOURED CORDIAL MIXER

Rose's Vanilla is part of a new range bringing those special flavours and adding that special touch to your favourite cocktails and drinks. It is designed especially for the professional environment in restaurants,bars, cafés, night clubs etc. Rose's Vanilla is as the rest of the members of the family – Lime, Sugar Cane, Triple Sec, Coconut and Banana of an extremely high quality, which makes the product a natural non-alcoholic ingredient.
Rose's Vanilla adds a special vanilla flavour in cocktails and classic drinks. Add a splash and discover the unique difference. Surprise your friends with a classic Rose's drink with or without alcohol.

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SUGAR CANE FLAVOURED CORDIAL MIXER

Rose's Sugar Cane is part of a new range bringing those special flavours and adding that special touch to your favourite cocktails and drinks. It is designed especially for the professional environment in restaurants, bars, cafés, night clubs etc. Rose's Sugar Cane is as the rest of the members of the family – Lime, Vanilla, Triple Sec, Coconut and Banana of an extremely high quality, which makes the product a natural non-alcoholic ingredient.
Rose's Sugar Cane adds a special sweet flavour in cocktails and classic drinks. Add a splash and discover the unique difference. Surprise your friends with a classic Rose's drink with or without alcohol.

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LEMON FLAVOURED CORDIAL MIXER

Rose's Lemon is a well-known variant of the Rose's family. Many consumers know Rose's Lime and the unique taste of the product - especially mixed with soda. Rose's Lemon is produced from lemon flavour and has its own bittersweet taste. Pulp of the lemon is preserved during the production process - resulting in the unique taste.
Rose's Lemon gives extra flavour to all beverages Rose's Lemon gives extra flavour to all beverages when you want the fresh taste of Lemon. For example in tap water, still water and soda. In drinks - refreshing and delicious. Surprise your friends with a classic Rose's drink with or without alcohol.