Torani Real Cream Frappe Recipes for Summer

Torani Real Cream Frappe BaseStockton Graham & Co. has partnered with Torani to help you heat up your summertime sales! For the month of July, when you purchase four (4) cases of any combination of Torani Real Cream or Torani Real Fruit Smoothie on a single order, you will receive a FREE case of Torani Real Cream Frappe of your choice.

Everyone knows that simple, real ingredients taste better. With new Torani Real Cream Frappe Base, your guests can experience a creamier, velvetier and better frappe made with real dairy cream. This product allows you to feature your own espresso, it is all natural with no preservatives, and it’s between 300 and 380 calories for a 16 oz. drink (40% fewer calories than other leading brands).

Here are some great summer recipes to make your frappe menu simple and successful with Torani Real Cream:

COFFEE FRAPPE
2 cups ice
6 oz. Torani Real Cream Frappe Base
1 oz. Torani Dark Chocolate Sauce

CARAMEL FRAPPE
2 cups ice
6 oz. Torani Real Cream Frappe Base
3/4 oz. Torani Caramel Sauce
1-2 shots of espresso

ORANGE CREAMSICLE
2 cups ice
6 oz. Torani Real Cream Frappe Base
1/2 oz. Torani Dairy-Friendly Orange Syrup (2 pumps)

VANILLA CREAM
2 cups ice
6 oz. Torani Real Cream Frappe Base
1/2 oz. Torani Vanilla Syrup (2 pumps)

 

Spring Recipes For Your Cafe’s Menu!

smoothiesSpring is rapidly approaching, so it’s time to liven up that menu with some cool and refreshing beverages to prepare for warmer weather!

Lemonade is a perfect seasonal drink and a profitable seller to add to your menu for spring! You can liven it up by adding a shot of flavored syrup, and also charge a little more while doing so. Add flavors like raspberry, strawberry, blackberry or blueberry to create a specialty lemonade with higher profit margins. Add a fruit garnish to really showcase the drink and draw more attention from customers. For a 16oz modified lemonade add 4 pumps of the flavored syrup of your choice and mix with lemonade and ice!

Frozen lemonade is another top pick to add to your menu! As mentioned above, you can add a shot of flavor to create an even tastier specialty beverage. Stockton Graham & Co. is currently promoting a flavored frozen lemonade combo from Jet until March 31,2013. If you buy one case of Jet Arctic Lemonade smoothie mix at $76.80 you will receive 1 bottle each of DaVinci Gourmet Fruit Innovation Raspberry, Strawberry and Blackberry Blood Orange and a 3 tier syrup rack with 3 syrup pumps for no charge! For a 16oz frozen lemonade using these products use 7oz of the Jet Arctic Lemonade, 4 pumps of syrup and blend with a 16oz cup of ice!

Another simple beverage to add to your spring menu is iced tea and flavored iced tea. Tea is always good to offer, especially in warmer weather. Add shots of syrup to be able to charge more and create a drink that is not offered at competing locations! Raspberry and Peach iced tea are a great way to refresh your customers in the upcoming warmer weather! Feel free to experiment with any fruit flavor to build a tea special to your cafe!

With higher temperatures also comes a higher demand for Frappes, so be sure to have a few variations available! These are some Frappe recipes that we recommend to start your spring menu:
16oz Irish Cream Mocha – 1 pump chocolate sauce, 3 pumps Irish cream syrup, 2 shots of espresso, 4oz base, 16oz cup of ice and blend
16oz Brown Sugar Cinnamon – 4 pumps brown sugar cinnamon syrup, 2 shots of espresso, 4oz base, 16oz cup of ice and blend.
16oz Caramel – 2 pumps caramel sauce, 2 shots of espresso, 4oz base, 16oz cup of ice and blend.
16oz White Chocolate – 2 pumps of white chocolate sauce, 2 shots of espresso, 4oz base, 16oz cup of and blend.
16oz Chocolate Covered Cherry – 1 pump chocolate sauce, 3 pumps cherry syrup, 2 shots of espresso, 4oz base, 16oz cup of ice and blend!

Last but not least, don’t forget to have fruit smoothies available! Fruit smoothies offer a nice non-caffeinated and healthy option to your customers. Stockton Graham & Co. carries smoothie mixes from several different vendors so make sure to check out the product catalog on the web or call a Customer Care Associate at 800.835.5943 to find out which product is best for your shop! Don’t be afraid to get adventurous, mix and match flavors or allow customers to request their very own fruit smoothie concoction! We have some rebates on certain smoothies brands that can be found here.

If you are looking for other great drink ideas be sure to give us a call at 800.835.5943 and our Customer Care Associates will be glad to collaborate with you on recipe ideas! Spring is a great time to bring back your frozen beverage menu, and boost your summer sales. Make sure you are offering everything you can, to keep your customers cool in the warm months.

Peppermint Recipes to add “Pep” to your Cafe’s Menu!

peppermin-recipesAs the Holiday season quickly approaches, it will just as quickly pass, and what flavor encompasses all of winter: Peppermint. Peppermint entices memories of candy canes, sweet cookies and snow. With its sensation of chill, a peppermint beverage always conjures thoughts of the coolness of winter. Here at Stockton Graham & Co. we have compiled some peppermint recipes to introduce into your shop this blustery season.

First is the classic, Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha. Just add 1 pump of peppermint syrup and a ½ pump of white chocolate sauce to 1 cup of milk and steam. Add this mixer into a cup with 2 shots of espresso or a ½ cup of strong coffee. Top with whipped cream. Since the New Year brings a lot of resolutions, make sure to offer this delicious beverage with sugar free syrups and sauces for those guests who are watching their calorie intake.

Another twist on the Peppermint Mocha is to add a pump of Caramel. The spiciness of the peppermint is mellowed by the sweetness of the caramel, and creates a surprisingly tasty beverage.

For Children or caffeine free guest, you can easily whip up a Peppermint Hot Cocoa with the same ingredients as the mocha, minus the espresso. Just use dark Chocolate sauce instead of white, and feel free to add a little extra.

Don’t forget your tea drinking customers! Offer them a Chocolaty Peppermint Tea Latte! Many brands offer a peppermint flavor tea bag. Just steep the tea like normal, stir in 1 pump of chocolate sauce and a ½ a cup of milk. This beverage may require more sugar to sweeten it up, depending on the customer!

If peppermint tea isn’t readily available you can easily concoct a Peppermint Mocha Chai. Use your house chai, add 2 pumps of peppermint flavor and 1 pump of chocolate sauce and stir briskly. The cinnamon from the chai will really pull out the spicy notes of the peppermint.

Peppermint is a solid go to this time of year, and if you aren’t offering something in this flavor you will surely disappoint. One or all of these recipes will be a fun addition to your already delicious menu. If you have any other questions, or wish to discuss menu or recipe topics, contact your Stockton Graham & Co. customer care associate at 800 835 5943 for more information.

Apple Harvest Time!

Apple flavored inspired drinks are just the thing to get your seasonal menu started!  These recipes will surely get your customers ready for the transition and have them looking forward to more seasonal drinks!

Adding apple syrup to your black tea can provide your menu with a nice seasonal variation on a beverage that is popular year-round!  Simply add 2 pumps of apple to your 12oz hot or iced black tea and enjoy!  Another great option is to add 2 pumps of apple to a 12oz cup and add ½ black tea, ½ lemonade and ice for a truly phenomenal beverage experience!

Another easy seasonal beverage that is also kid-friendly is the apple Italian soda!  All this tasty beverage requires is 2 pumps and apple syrup combined with a 12 oz cup of soda water and ice!

For those cool fall evenings there are a few hot apple-infused drinks that will definitely keep you warm!  The caramel apple latte is a popular festive fall drink, with two shots of espresso, 1 pump of caramel syrup, 1 pump apple syrup, and steamed milk in a 12 oz cup!  For a great taste infusion try steaming with the milk with syrups already incorporated!

The apple pie steamer is also a warm sweet treat that even kids will love!  Just add 2 pumps of apple syrup and 1 pump of cinnamon syrup to steamed milk, garnish with whipped cream and cinnamon, and enjoy this perfectly crafted 12 oz fall beverage!

Last but not least, another fall favorite is always what we like to call, “chaider”:  the perfect combination of apple cider and chai tea!  Based on the type of chai and cider you serve this recipe could vary a bit, but the goal is to have half chai and half cider – adding 1 to 2 pumps of apple syrup for that extra flavor punch – and steaming!

$6 off a case from Dr. Smoothie on 100% Whole Fruit Smoothie Select Flavors!

With the summer quickly coming to a close, continue to get the most our of your smoothie program with Stockton Graham & Co.! To help you do that we are offering you a great promotion on Dr. Smoothie 100% Crushed® Whole Fruit Smoothie flavors Blueberry Banana, Strawberry Banana and Northwest Red Apple Orchard.

These 100% fruit and no added sugar smoothies will get $6 Instant savings off a case! This offer runs until November 1st and applies to Full Cases only.

Prepare your customers for fall with the classic taste of a Caramel Apple Smoothie or take advantage of warm weather with the classic Blueberry Banana smoothie. Don’t forget a number one seller with the Strawberry Banana mix!

Dr. Smoothie 100% Crushed® whole fruit smoothie purees are 100% real fruit delivering over 5 servings of fruit per 20 oz. beverage. The purees are fat free, lactose free, shelf stable – feature no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives and are enriched with vitamins and minerals, for your good health.

 

 

Highlighting Hand-Crafted Excellence Using the “Made With Ghirardelli” Program

Reputation matters.

The Ghirardelli® Brand has earned a stellar reputation by offering the highest quality premium chocolates for over 150 years. Your customer base associates the Ghirardelli image with truly exceptional quality and prime craftsmanship. Year after year, regardless of the direction the economic breeze is blowing, consumers are consistently willing to pay for approachable and attainable luxury items. What better way to treat one’s self than with a decadent drink made with remarkable Ghirardelli products.

*Graph used with permission from Ghirardelli

To help retailers command premium prices for drinks, Ghirardelli has two programs for specialty coffee retailers to utilize. One of the great strengths of the Ghirardelli image is their iconic logo – a logo that is synonymous with uncommon excellence. If you are a current Ghirardelli customer, or would like to become one, you should use that logo and image to command the premium price point your drinks deserve…and this is where the “Made With Ghirardelli” program comes in.

Over the years, Ghirardelli’s image has been enhanced by carefully managing how their brand name is used. In order to fully protect the value of the Ghirardelli® Brand, they only “partner” with businesses that, on one hand, increase the value of the brand equity and, on the other, leverage the strength of the Ghirardelli® Brand to promote the sales of complementary premium quality products that our customers may create with those high-quality ingredients.Please see the link to the “Made With Ghirardelli” Foodservice Guidelines and Logo Usage Rules below.

The second more commonly used program provides a wealth of in-store marketing tools for a retailer. Ghirardelli has also made available to Stockton Graham & Co. customers a Point of Sale Merchandising Program designed to highlight the beverages that contain Ghirardelli products.

Available POS Materials:

-Counter cards
-Buttons
-Posters
-Recipe collections and more!

To see a full list of available POS material, click HERE.

Contact your Stockton Graham & Co. customer care associate today at (800) 835-5943 for additional information or see the POS Merchandising Program Request Form below and fax back to (919) 881-0746 and we will send your request to Ghirardelli.

*POS Merchandising Request Form
*”Made With Ghirardelli” Logo Usage Rules
*”Made With Ghirardelli” Foodservice Guidelines

 

Once you receive your marketing materials, use them to promote awesome Ghirardelli beverages like this Iced Black & White Mocha. Enjoy!

Mike Adams
Stockton Graham & Co.