Franklin & Sons – Great Tasting Drinks Since 1886

Franklin & Sons products were first introduced in the victorian times – 1886 in London to be exact! That is 131 years of making high quality recipes made from delicious hand-picked ingredients…


The 3 brothers George, Albert and Frederick Franklin had the idea of creation delicious soft drinks. From the very start they were renowned for their home-brewed Ginger Beer, the recipe for which was a closely guarded secret. Their bottles were produced in returnable glass, stoneware and soda siphons, some of which are still in existence today!

After a decade of success, the founding trio left and and Frederick II took over, hence the name Franklin & Sons. Around the 1930, he introduced innovative flavours inspired by the Americans travelling to London sourcing the best ingredients from all over the world.

In 1989, the mill was bought by a bigger company and ceased to exist. Although Franklin & Sons is not a family business anymore, the ethos of making high quality recipes made from delicious hand-picked ingredients continues today in the new range of premium tonics and mixers.

Today’s range was developed to ensure the flavours are well balanced and bring out the best in spirits. The foundation of the Franklin & Sons tonic and mixer range is Staffordshire water and finest British sugar with the highest carbonation possible to lift the most delicate botanicals of any spirit. The range only uses natural flavours, extracts and colours and never include preservatives or sweeteners.


The Range

Franklin & Sons award-winning range is varied with 15 drinks of which 3 are different tonic waters! They are all particular and delicious but we most interested in the regular tonic water and ginger ale as they’ll be part of this month’s members box!


Tonic Water

A delicate blend of sparkling Staffordshire spring water, natural cinchona bark extract from Ecuador and the finest British sugar. The recipe is inspired by the original tonic developed by the Franklins family back in the day. When drank, it opens with a lively effervescence, delivering a sweet aroma and refreshing crisp taste, subtly bitter and helps to carry the taste of the finest spirits in balance across the palate.

Gluten Free. Contains no artificial colours, flavours or sweeteners and no preservatives.


Ginger Ale

Award-winning ginger ale using sparkling Staffordshire spring water, steeped ginger and natural British sugar. The tasting notes are a wonderful blend of natural ginger flavours, which work great with whisky or enhance flavoured gins, due to its clean and light heat. It is carbonated as high as possible to elevate the flavour of the spirit, pairing brilliantly with gin.

Gluten Free. Contains no artificial colours, flavours or sweeteners and no preservatives.



Read more about Franklin & Sons on their website


Want to give Franklin & Sons Drinks a try? They are in this month’s Dolce Far Niente box!

Then why not join the ILoveGin club where we send you a new box like the ones below for just £14/m inc free delivery, you’ll get 2 new gins and 2 tonic/mixers each month to try, enough to make 4 G&Ts plus discounts on full size bottles.

Limited Time Offer: Get your first box for just £9 including delivery, that’s £9 for 4 x G&Ts, use code: GINBLOG5OFF at checkout at


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