Rose’s Dry Lemon Drink is pre-mixed in a 275ml can. Perfect for on the go, there’s a new adventure waiting in the mix.
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.
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.
In 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.