Sedgwick’s Old Brown 100 Year Birthday [WIN]

Sedgwick’s Old Brown Sherry is celebrating their 100 year birthday, and I want you to get involved! They sent me this epic gift set for myself comprising of loads of Sedgwick’s stories that you probably never knew, cocktail recipes, foodie ideas and a whole lot more. I also have a gift set to give-away to one of my lucky readers, so keep reading and check out my best recipes below to stand to WIN this awesome gift set comprising of this one of a kid book and a bottle of limited edition 100 year Sedgwick’s Old Brown Sherry to enjoy with friends!


Photo by: Natalie Roos. Tales Of A Mermaid.

I have included three of my best food, and three of my best cocktail recipes made with the Original Sedgwick’s for you below! Have a look see what tickles your fancy, give them a bash at home and make sure to tell me which is your best combo for the competition you’ll find below! I’m going with The Sedgwings and Undines Hero. How about you?


What You’ll Need:

2 eggs

300 g Cake flour

30 ml (2 tbsp) Castor Sugar

1 x 10 g sachet active dry yeast

a pinch of salt

375 ml (1 ½ cups) Full Cream Milk

170 g Butter, melted



Place the flour, castor sugar, salt and yeast in a large bowl or the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment.

Combine the milk, butter and eggs and whisk together.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until combined. Place in a warm place to prove until doubled in size.

Heat a small knob of butter in a non-stick pan and ladle 125ml of the batter into the pan and fry until golden turning halfway.


What You’ll Need:

180ml Sedgwick’s

5ml crushed garlic

5ml ginger

125ml soya sauce

125ml apricot jam

30ml honey

5ml sesame oil

5ml Chinese five spice (optional)

8-10 chicken wings



Combine all the ingredients except the chicken wings in a medium glass bowl. Add the chicken wings and leave to marinate for 10 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 180°C. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Shake excess marinade off, reserve the marinade. Place the wings on the baking tray. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes until golden brown and sticky, baste two times in between with the marinade.


What You’ll Need:

750g beef mince

200g chorizo sausages, finely chopped

10ml smoked paprika

5ml salt and freshly ground black pepper

60ml olive oil

60g butter

5 onions, thickly sliced

2.5ml brown sugar

80ml Sedgwick’s

60ml brown sugar

250g streaky bacon



Combine the beef mince, chorizo and smoked paprika. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Set aside in the fridge for 30 minutes.

In the meantime; heat the butter in a large frying pan over medium-low heat. Add the onions and fry until it starts to caramelize. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Add the brown sugar and caramelize for another 5 minutes.

Add the Sedgwick’s and reduce until sticky. Set aside.

For the bacon; preheat the oven to 180°C. Soak the bacon in the Sedgwick’s for 30 minutes. Line the bacon on a baking tray. Sprinkle with brown sugar and bake in the oven for 10 minutes. Turn around and bake for another 5-10 minutes or until caramelized and crispy.

Heat a griddle over medium high heat. Shape the mince mixture into tennis size balls. Rub with the olive oil and griddle for 8 minutes on each side or until done until your liking.

Serve the patties on toasted Brioche buns with the caramelized bacon and caramelized onions.


What You’ll Need:

300 ml Sedgwick’s Old Brown

1 cup ice cubes

3 oranges, squeezed/180 ml orange juice

300 ml cranberry juice Bitters

Crushed ice (enough to fill a ¼ of a jug)

18 ml grenadine

3–6 strawberries, sliced

2 – 3 orange peels



In a cocktail shaker, add ice cubes, Sedgwick’s Old Brown, orange juice, cranberry juice and 12 dashes of bitters. Shake well. Strain into a jug over crushed ice and top with grenadine. Garnish with strawberry slices and orange peels.


What You’ll Need:

300 ml Sedgwick’s Old Brown

Ginger beer (to top it up)

18 sugar cubes

3 lemons, squeezed/90 ml lemon juice

Crushed ice (enough to fill ¼ of a jug)

3–5 lemon slices

2–3 lemon rinds

Fresh mint



In a cocktail shaker add sugar cubes, lemon juice and Sedgwick’s Old Brown. Shake well. Strain into a jug over crushed ice and top with ginger beer. Garnish with lemon slices, rinds and mint.


What You’ll Need:

300 ml Sedgwick’s Old Brown

Sparkling water (to top it up)

1 cup ice cubes for shaker

Ice cubes to fill ¼ of a jug (+/- 18 cubes)

2 tbsp. castor sugar

2 punnets raspberries

300 ml cranberry juice

Fresh basil



In a cocktail shaker, add 1 cup ice cubes, castor sugar and 2 handfuls of raspberries. Muddle and pour in Sedgwick’s Old Brown and cranberry juice. Shake well. Strain into a jug over remaining ice cubes and top with sparkling water. Garnish with raspberries and basil.


WIN a limited edition Sedgwick’s gift set with a book full of recipes, cocktails and stories to keep you busy while you enjoy your bottle of 100 year limited edition Sedgwick’s Old Brown Sherry with friends. Here’s how to enter!

Become a fan of Sedgwick’s and Mr Cape Town on Facebook.

Follow @SedgwicksOB and @MrCPT on Twitter

Follow @sedgwicksoldbrown and @mrcapetown on Instagram

Head over to [THIS POST] on Facebook and follow these simple instructions below:

1. Like and share the post.

2. Tag a friend you would love to share this awesome prize with.

3. Tell me which food and cocktail recipes you LOVE best from the list above and think will make the ultimate combo.

4. Make sure you use the hashtag #ShareTheOriginal.

Tweet The Following For An Additional Entry:

WIN a @SedgwicksOB 100 year Birthday gift set with @MrCPT. Choose your recipe to enter! #ShareTheOriginal


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