SUSSEX-based drinks firm Folkington’s has launched a new range of six mixers in mini-can format said to have been designed to pair with a “growing band” of artisan gins, vodkas and dark spirits.
The six new mixers are all said to be produced using only natural ingredients and botanical extracts from hand-picked citrus and floral plants.
The range comprises Indian Tonic Water and a light Tonic Water alternative with 33% less sugar – both are made with a natural quinine from India and botanical extracts which are said to draw out “special flavour characteristics of a wide number of gin brands”; Dry Ginger Ale, which is made from West African ginger root and described as containing “subtle citrus notes to complement dark spirits such as whiskey and brandy”; Bitter Lemon and Lemonade, which are both made using Sicilian lemons; and Club Soda, described as being “uniquely made with the addition of natural minerals extracted from soda crystals”.
Paul Bendit, founder of Folkington’s, said the firm “set out to create an artisan mixer range that has perfect symbiosis with the many new craft gins and whiskies that have lately entered the market”.
“In presenting them in stylish 150ml mini-cans we are offering the market a very high quality range of mixers in an environmentally-kind packaging format that also offers convenience, minimum wastage and competitive pricing,” said Bendit.
Folkington’s launched its first products in 2012. The firm now has nine variants in its Juice brand range as well as a Garden range of sparkling pressés.