The London firm could have a longtime on date of 1886 on the entrance label, however Franklin & Sons is a brand new model to me within the U.S., not less than. (Seems the model was relaunched in 2015 after a couple of a long time of dormancy.)
Now aiming to compete with high-end mixer makers like Fever-Tree and Q Sodas, Franklin & Sons gives a variety of mixers, together with tonics, lemonades, colas, and different smooth drinks. At the moment we have a look at the only real bottle the model despatched us, a glowing pink grapefruit soda.
It’s a very stable grapefruit mixer, pleasant in a paloma and even higher by itself. Reasonably sweetened (with 10 grams of beet sugar per 200ml bottle), that inimitable sweet-sour-bitter grapefruit essence comes throughout completely — although it’s nearer to a soda (suppose Squirt) than most mixers of its ilk. It’s produced from focus, so don’t anticipate chunks of fruit such as you would possibly discover in some high-end manufacturers, however in easy cocktails or when you simply desire a splash in one thing as an alternative of soda or tonic it’s possible you’ll not miss the pulp.
Consider it as a high-end soda as an alternative of a Fever-Tree competitor and also you’re heading in the right direction.
A- / $2 per 200ml bottle / franklinandsons.co.uk