We started Stratford Sodas in England in 2020, with just a SodaStream and some fruit juices from our local supermarket. Our mixologist founder, Katie, had just discovered that she was allergic to most alcoholic drinks except rum, and was looking for an easy-to-make rum drink to ask for in a bar or restaurant.
Inspired by the best cocktails on the planet, fed up with rum and cola, and looking for the simplicity of a gin and tonic, we created our range of low-sugar, low bloat mixers designed specifically for rum.
Our other founder, Dan, luckily was on hand to fix the SodaStream.
Over a year later, after one marriage proposal, more than 50 recipe attempts, and litres of rum we had a drink that we loved. In late 2021 we launched Stratford Sodas and have since sold thousands of bottles to the British public.
In 2022, we're looking to continue to celebrate the best rum can offer, by sharing our mixers with you.
(P.S. we hope you like them!)
(P.P.S that's our founders below)
Taste is everything
Let's be honest : "Sipping rum" is just a pretentious way to say "don't mix me with cola". Distillers spend years refining and perfecting their rum, only for it to be put with cheap, sweet cola which does nothing to celebrate or enhance it. We believe rum deserves better mixers, so we spend our time trying to make the best mixers, just for rum. That means they aren't oversweet, they aren't too fizzy and they don't overpower the complex flavour of rum.
Use real fruit juice
Select the finest ingredients
Only low sugar