Franklin & Sons celebrate National Vodka Day

UK residents will have the chance to win prizes totalling over £2,500 in celebration of National Vodka Day, this Tuesday 4th of October. 100 kits are up for grabs in an online giveaway, containing the ingredients for a premium, limited edition, vodka-based cocktail worth over £10 each.

Franklin & Sons, makers of premium mixers, and creators of the Guava & Lime soda featured in the cocktail-kit, are giving participants the chance to try this refreshing, premium take on a hard seltzer, in partnership with Holy Grass Vodka, and Angostura bitters.

It comes as vodka has rocketed in popularity across the UK, with vodka sales up +405% over the past year in UK venues.

The ‘Between a Rock and a Hard Seltzer’ cocktail is a light, rounded drink with citrus guava and lime notes, featuring the faint sweetness and smoothness of Holy Grass Vodka, and depth from the tropical orange and spices of the bitters.

To try this limited-edition cocktail, all that participants have to do is head to the Franklin & Sons website and enter the giveaway using this form. 100 winners will be chosen at random to receive the cocktail kits, containing all the ingredients for the perfect seltzer serve.

Entrants can also celebrate National Vodka Day in true style, with the chance to win a remarkable five-star stay and Michelin star meal in Belgravia, just a stone’s throw from Buckingham Palace – with this grand prize worth over £1,500 in total. To enter, simply follow @franklinandsons, tag a friend who you’d share the experience with, and like the post.

The winner will be hosted by The Goring Hotel, a luxury Belgravia hotel dating from 1910. Amenities include an upscale cocktail bar and an acclaimed restaurant – which the winner will also receive £200 to spend in.

The competition is for over 18s only, with full terms and conditions at

Tom Singleton, Brand Director at Franklin & Sons: “Vodka is at the core of many popular cocktails across the UK, from classics such as the Vodka Martini and Cosmopolitan, through to modern favourites like the Passion Fruit Martini. The spirit is famed for its clean base, making it easy to elevate in cocktails with creative sodas, tonics, and ingredients.

“This National Vodka Day, we’ve partnered with Holy Grass Vodka and Angostura, and are thrilled to share our take on the trending hard seltzer with fans of vodka across the UK.

“To create the serve, add 50ml of Holy Grass Vodka and a dash of Angostura bitters to an ice filled glass. Stir, and top up with Franklin & Sons Guava & Lime Soda. For the perfect serve, garnish with a wedge of lime.

“If you don’t win, you can still try something new this National Vodka Day. The beauty of vodka is that it’s a flexible spirit that you can easily get creative with. If you’re a fan of the classic vodka and mixer, try a more flavourful soda, swap in a smoother vodka, or add a dash of bitters to elevate your serve.”

The cocktail kit includes:

  • A 50ml dram of Holy Grass Vodka
  • An Angostura Orange Bitters miniature
  • Franklin & Sons Guava & Lime Soda
  • A dried lime wedge


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