Mar 2, 2021
Double Dutch Drinks, meet the twin sister founders Joyce & Raissa De Haas #2
In this episode, we welcome twin sisters Joyce and Raissa De Haas, founders of Double Dutch Drinks
Raised in the Netherlands, Joyce and Raissa, have a natural affinity with superlative drinks and excellent blendings. After all, they come from the birthplace of gin! But their love affair turned to frustration. While the world’s choice of spirits has continued to grow, mixers and sodas have remained bland and uninspiring.
From that frustration, their business was born and grew from creating their own mixers while at university, heating sugar and carbonised water in a pan to create syrup and experimenting with different flavours. Soon, they were dubbed the ‘Tonic Twins’ among friends and family and while Double Dutch wasn’t officially launched until a few years later, the ‘Tonic Twins’ have since gone on to grow a business that has had investment from Heineken (themselves a legendary family business), win over 15 awards and be named in Forbes 30 under 30.
We discuss how the…