Christmas in July

Christmas in July Promotion Ideas and RecipesThe summer heat can be unbearable. The sun is beating down, heat is rising from the asphalt and you’re sweltering and dripping sweat. When the temperature peaks and the heat wave feels like it will never end, people start yearning for snow, ice and all of the lovely things winter brings. This includes holiday cheer, cold winter nights and the Christmas Season. While you can’t make December come any quicker, you can have Christmas in July! This fun celebration brings the feelings of the winter season to the scorching summer months. Lots of families are celebrating the holiday in the summer with long distance relatives and friends, who can’t travel during the inclement winter weather. Also, people enjoy giving holiday presents during the summer, when the sales are good. Having Christmas in July in your store can be a fun way to get your customers through the summer and look forward to the months ahead. Find inspiration and recipes to bring the celebration to your store below:

Recipes:

peppermint_bark_drink_0Peppermint Bark Frosted Frappe

  • 1 oz. Peppermint Bark Sauce
  • 5 oz. Cream Frappe Base
  • Ice
  1. Combine ingredients, except ice, in blender.
  2. Fill serving glass with ice and pour into blender.
  3. Blend until smooth.
  4. Pour blended beverage into serving glass.
  5. Garnish.

Santa’s Surfboard Shake

  • 1/4 oz. Coconut Syrup
  • 3/4 oz. Banana Syrup
  • 4 oz. milk
  • Ice

1. Combine ingredients, except ice, in blender.
2. Fill serving glass with ice and pour into blender.
3. Blend until smooth.
4. Pour blended beverage into serving glass.
5. Garnish.

Maple Christmas Cookie Latte

  • 2 oz. Espresso
  • 1 oz. Maple Spice Syrup
  • 1/2 oz. White Chocolate Sauce
  • 12 oz. Milk
  • Ice

1. Pull the shots directly into a cup containing the sauce and syrup.
2. Stir gently.
3. Add milk!
4. Garnish with whipped cream if desired!

Campfire Frappe

  • 1 oz. Espresso
  • 1 scoop Vanilla Smoothie Powder
  • 1 oz. Dark Chocolate Sauce
  • 3/4 oz. Toasted Marshmallow Syrup
  • 4 oz. milk
  • Ice

1. Combine ingredients, except ice, in blender.
2. Fill serving glass with ice and pour into blender.
3. Blend until smooth.
4. Pour blended beverage into serving glass.
5. Garnish.

 

Summertime Celebrations: 4th of July Recipes!

lemonade-smoothieIndependence Day celebrations are by far the most anticipated events of the summer. Pool parties, cookouts and cul-de-sac bashes are all traditional American 4th of July celebrations and nothing pairs with watching fireworks under the stars with family and friends quite like a thirst-quenching, ice-cold lemonade. Sweet and tangy 4th of July iced lemonades are a perfect feature for this summer’s parties! Try some of our favorite recipes to kick off the your celebration:

STRAWBERRY LEMONADE

3 oz. Water
3 oz. Lemonade Concentrate
2 oz. Strawberry Concentrate
Ice
Add the ingredients in the order listed above and blend.

BERRY BERRY LEMONADE 

3 oz. Water
3 oz. Lemonade Concentrate
2 oz. Mixed Berry Concentrate
Ice
Add the ingredients in the order listed above and blend.

More summer recipes here: Summer Recipes

For point-of-sale material and additional recipes, contact your Customer Care Associate at (800) 835-5943.

Introducing NEW MONIN Lavender Syrup for Summer!

us-lavenderThis season, fresh beverages are blooming. Try some fun twists on the classic seasonal drinks like, MONIN lavender lemonades, teas, and freezes. These floral concoctions are interesting new tastes and are growing in popularity. Perfect for a garden party or summer event, these flower fusions will brighten up any menu.  If you’re looking to grow your menu, Lavender syrup offers a bouquet of recipe options including lavender iced teas, lemonades and even white mochas! Call 800.835.5943 to place your summer order!

Looking for inspiration? Check out the recipes below:

MONIN Lavender Iced Tea

Ingredients

  • 3/4 oz. Lavender Syrup
  • 7 oz. fresh brewed cold tea
  • Ice

 

Violet Tea recipePreparation

1. Fill serving glass with ice.

2. Add remaining ingredients.

3. Cap and shake vigorously, or transfer from serving glass to other glass and back.

4. Garnish.

 

 

Go BANANAS this spring with
these fun banana recipes!

The tropical breezes are blowing, and it’s time to celebrate spring! Bring the tastes of the islands to your menu with these delicious banana recipes. Have a luau in your store with a refreshingly smooth Jamaican Me Crazy Smoothie or a majorly mouthwatering Monkey Mocha! Your customers will appreciate the new fun options and come back for more all season.

Banana RecipesJamaican Me Crazy Smoothie
7 oz Pina Colada Smoothie
1 oz Banana Syrup
Ice

Fill cup with ice, add syrup, fill with smoothie.
Pour contents into blender pitcher, blend until smooth.

Banana RecipesMonkey Mocha
½ oz Banana Syrup
1 oz Chocolate Sauce
2 oz espresso
8 oz milk

Combine sauce and syrup in cup. Steam milk.
Then add espresso and steamed milk to cup. Garnish with whipped cream.

Banana RecipesStrawberry & Banana Italian Soda
½ oz Banana Syrup
½ oz Strawberry Syrup
8 oz sparkling water
Ice

Pour sparkling water over ice. Add syrup and stir.

Banana RecipesBanana Pudding Cream Soda
½ oz Banana Syrup
½ oz Vanilla Syrup
8 oz sparkling water
1 oz cream, float on top ice

Pour sparkling water over ice. Add syrup and stir.
Add cream.

Place your order today by calling 800.835.5943.

Twenty Years Tells Us… Keep It Fresh!

Spring CleaningIt’s that time of year again when we start our Spring cleaning and begin looking ahead at the warmer months. While keeping a neat and tidy business is important, so is changing things up a little. This can be done a number of easy and inexpensive ways.

Start by moving furniture and fixtures around. This can change the vibe of the store and can even highlight certain products. When we owned retail outlets this technique was especially helpful when certain retail items weren’t moving as quickly we liked. Older items began to sell better, and we didn’t even have to mark them down!

Spring CleaningYou can keep it fresh by adding new items to your menu. Offer seasonal or limited time only options. Customers really respond to new and interesting choices and will often spend more for them.  One of our customer’s introduced a cupcake latte once and sold more of those than mochas during the promotion period.

We’re keeping it fresh too. You can expect to see several new products this Spring (like Sweet Heat from Torani). So, be sure to call us at 800-835-5943 and ask our Customer Care Associates for ideas on what’s new, and what’s old that can be made new again.

Matcha Mint Recipes From Dr. Smoothie Just in Time For St. Paddy’s Day!

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Looking for some fun new green drinks to introduce this St. Paddy’s Day? Serve up some Cafe Essentials Matcha Mint Chip from Dr. Smoothie as a frappe, iced drink, or hot drink. This rich dairy-creamy mint chip taste leaves wonderful little surprises at the bottom of the cup – give your customers the luck of the Irish with nice pieces of chocolate to enjoy as a final reward! Place your order today by calling 800.835.5943.

MATCHA MINT CHIP FRAPPÉ
Yield – 16 oz finished beverage

  • 6 oz water
  • 2 (48cc) scoops Cafe Essentials® Matcha Mint Chip
  • 16 oz – 18 oz cup of ice

Add the ingredients in the order listed above and blend.
Taste Profile – Creamy mint with little bits of chocolate chips.
Option – For more of a milkshake profile, use milk instead of water.

ICED MATCHA MINT CHIP
Yield – 16 oz finished beverage

  • 6 oz hot water
  • 2 rounded (48cc) scoops Cafe Essentials® Matcha Mint Chip
  • 4 oz cold milk
  • 16 oz – 18 oz cup of ice

Pour beverage mix into hot water and stir thoroughly. Pour contents over 16 – 18 oz cup full of ice. Pour in cold milk and stir contents until completely chilled.
Taste Profile – Refreshing mint with bits of chocolate.

MINT CHIP MOCHA (HOT)
Yield – 12 oz finished beverage

  • 2 oz espresso
  • 10 oz steamed milk
  • 1 (48cc) scoop Cafe Essentials® Matcha Mint Chip

Combine espresso and steamed milk in a serving cup, creating a latté. Add powdered beverage mix into hot latté base and stir thoroughly.
Taste Profile – Creamy latté, with mint and chocolate tones.
Option – Top beverage with whipped cream and drizzled chocolate syrup, or even chocolate sprinkles.