A mixer specifically designed for being served with tequila and mezcal has been added to the premium range from Sekforde Drinks.
It is a blend of prickly pear, fig and bitters that has been created to enhance the unique flavours of agave spirits without overpowering them, creating a new simple serve as well as an ingredient for cocktails.
Sekforde for Tequila & Mezcal follows the success of Sekforde Drinks’ line-up of natural, botanical sodas specifically designed for whiskey, rum and gin, all in 200ml bottles, distributed by Original Brands.
It offers the gentle honeyed sweetness of prickly pear and fig with a slightly spicy chocolate bitters finish. It is recommended for serving with tequila or mezcal in a highball or copa glass with ice and sliced rounds of fresh fig.
Recommended brands include tequilas Ocho blanco, Olmeca Altos Plata and Reposado, Tapatio and Patrón Silver and mezcal Quiquiriqui Matatlan.
All four of the mixers are 100% natural and naturally low in sugar at under 4g per 100ml, making them exempt under the new sugar tax, without using any artificial sweeteners, and contain less than 40 calories a bottle.
Sekforde Drinks was set up by husband-and-wife team Tom and Talula White who were frustrated at the lack of mixer options and the high sugar content of many of the existing brands.
Talula said: “Our taste trials show that people welcome new ways to enjoy spirits, especially with interesting botanical flavours rather than being drowned in sugary cola or ginger beer.”