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Franklin & Sons Announced as Official Sponsor in the British Restaurant Awards 2018

We are excited to announce Franklin & Sons as our official drinks sponsor is this years British Restaurant Awards.


Franklin & Sons products were first introduced in 1886 – right here in London. Rapidly establishing themselves as experts in creating authentic, high quality recipes made from delicious hand-picked ingredients, the Franklin & Sons range of soft drinks became an instant hit.

If you are looking for the perfect cocktail then Franklin & Sons is where you need to start looking! 

Cocktails have become one of the most popular drinks, with venues serving more than ever before. But no longer are standard cocktails enough – us cocktail connoisseurs want flamboyance, drama, and, above all, intense flavour.

To create the perfect cocktail each ingredients must work in harmony with one another. The sometimes forgotten element – the mixer – can make or break a cocktail, so it’s imperative this is chosen with as much consideration as the spirits and garnishes.

The range contains only natural flavours, extracts, and colours, with absolutely no preservatives or sweeteners and works excellently as a standalone soft drink and deliver brilliantly as a mixer for premium spirits. What’s more, each of the seven flavours boasts a tertiary food-led ingredient to unlock additional flavours in the drink – while also making food pairing simple.

Available across the capital in places such as, Apero at The Ampersand Hotel and the Royal Garden Hotel, Franklin & Sons has built a reputation amongst bar tenders as one of the most versatile ranges available today. Used in a variety of cocktails in some of the most exclusive bars and restaurants, the Franklin & Sons drinks are an integral part of countless serves in London.

One of our favourite cocktails of the moment has been developed by the bar team at the Aqua Shard. Using the refreshing Franklin & Sons Wild Strawberry & Scottish Raspberry and Cracked Black Pepper soft drink, the team created the Apple of My Eye, a light and refreshing drink that tantalises the senses:

40ml Sipsmith Gin
25ml Teichenne Green apple
15ml Kalamansi juice
Top up Franklin and Sons Wild Strawberry and Scottish Raspberry with Cracked Black Pepper (about 100ml)

Cocktails were once solely reserved for days and evenings out, but nowadays it’s not uncommon for cocktail lovers to recreate their favourite cocktails at home.

Just like with bars, it’s important budding mixologists get all the ingredients right when building cocktails to drink at home. And the mixer is just as important as the chosen spirits to unlock the flavours.

Their seven-strong range, which contains delightfully summery drinks, such as Cloudy Apple & Yorkshire Rhubarb with Cinnamon, Sicilian Lemonade & English Elderflower with Crushed Juniper, and Valencian Orange & Pink Grapefruit with Lemongrass, contains a tertiary food-led ingredient – the only range on the market we know of to do so – give the drink depth and offer a more complex flavour, all while helping with food pairing.

Available to buy in Harrods and online retailers such as, the Franklin & Sons soft drinks offer a premium quality cocktail ingredient for any occasion. Those who purchase one of our special 750ml sharing serves this summer – which are perfect for summer parties – will receive an exclusive free gift courtesy of the Royal Horticultural Society.

To find out more about Franklin & Sons, follow them on social media:

Instagram – @franklinandsons
Facebook – /franklinandsons
Twitter – @franklinandsons

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