We Made Drinks started whilst we were studying at the University of Southampton. In the final year of our business degrees, we were set the task of starting a business for one of our modules. After much discussion, we decided to have a go at making refreshing lemonade in our student house on Granby Grove.
We bought all the ingredients, mixed up a batch, bottled our lemonade and pitched up a stall on the University campus. Our first batch of 160 bottles was a huge hit and sold out in just a few hours! Our zesty lemonade received some great feedback, therefore leaving us with only one option when we graduated, to continue making our lemonade!
A lot has happened since we made our first batch. We have added our ‘Raspberry & Lemon’ flavour, improved our recipes, and our drinks are now stocked in a number of pubs, cafes, restaurants and breweries in the UK.
Although, we’ll never forget our entrepreneurial routes and through our ‘Make It Big’ scheme, we aim to help start ups by sharing our advice and supporting at events that help new and existing ideas grow.