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Emma Britton Decorative Glassware - the perfect pairing for Franklin & Sons Premium Soft Drinks

9th April 2020

Franklin & Sons recently styled Emma Britton Decorative Glassware with a selection of their award-winning premium soft drinks, tonics and mixers.

Dating back to Victorian London, Franklin & Sons has always had a passion for original, great-tasting drinks. 130 years later their success is celebrated in today’s range. This combines the finest quality ingredients specially sourced from around the world. What a lovely heritage brand to have the privilege to work with.

I normally style and shoot my glassware ranges in collaboration with photographer, Yvonne Lishman. However, its been really interesting to let go of the creative reigns for a bit and allow someone else to style my brand.

Featured Glassware

Featured with my Silver Birch Gin Glasses (£12 each) was the sensory Rosemary Tonic Water with Black Olive. I can almost smell the Mediterranean. Making my Meadow Carafe and Tumblers  (Gift Set £29.50) look gorgeous was the Elderflower Tonic with Cucumber dressed beautifully with orange slices.

Franklin & Sons Recipes

The amazing tastemakers at Franklin & Sons have generously shared some pairing tips for their Elderflower Tonic with Cucumber. There are plenty more ideas for these and other beverages in their Menu Portal and via the Taste Collective

Elderflower Tonic with Cucumber

Elderflower is the perfect partner for wine-based cocktails due to its light & natural sweetness. As a result, this Tonic can be an alternative pairing for any grape base, including lighter fortified wines. Cucumber provides a wonderful fresh cut through the subtle bitterness of quinine, adding a twist to summer favourites like a ‘Gin-Fizz’.

Drink: Matches perfectly with citrusy gins with notes of lemon, lime and or grapefruit. Alternatively works well with floral dry vermouths. Food: French, English & Asian cuisines. Dishes such as pan-fried duck, chicken salad, or mature cheddars.

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As part of this mini collaboration, I received a tempting selection of beverages to sample and pick out some favourites – worse ways to spend an afternoon!

I went for the absolutely delicious Cloudy Apple & Yorkshire Rhubarb with Cinnamon Tonic Water which elevates a G & T beyond all expectations. The Sisters Infused Soda with Guava & Lime also made the cut – so refreshing and just perfect stand-alone (available in Tesco).