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Ring in the celebration of Cinco de Mayo by offering your customers the ultimate Mango smoothie or Mexican Spiced frappes. Tantalize your taste buds with recipes that are full of flavor and a bit of spice that will keep the party going.

 

RECIPES

SMOOTHIES
Mighty Mango Protein Shake
• 2 oz. water
• 4 oz. Dr. Smoothie Mango Tropics Concentrate
• 1 (70cc) scoop Smoothie-Ceuticals Vanilla Whey Protein
• 12 oz. – 14 oz. cup of ice
* Add the ingredients in the order listed above and blend.
Taste Profile – Creamy mango with an added 20 grams of protein.

Mango Sunrise
• 2 oz. hot water
• 5 oz. Dr. Smoothie Mango Tropics Concentrate
• 1/8″ slice of orange with some peel
• 2″ of banana
• 12 oz. – 14 oz. cup of ice
• 2 strawberries (pulsed after blended)
*Add the ingredients in the order listed above and blend. Pulse in strawberries for 2 seconds.
Taste Profile – Mango and orange with banana backbround.

 

CAFE ESSENTIALS BLENDED BEVERAGES
Spiced Cocoa-Banana Blast
• 4 oz. milk
• 2 oz. Dr. Smoothie Banana Smoothie Concentrate
• 1½ (53cc) scoops Cafe Essentials Mexican Spiced Hot Cocoa
• 16 oz. – 18 oz. cup of ice
* Add the ingredients in the order listed above and blend.
Taste Profile – Chocolate-covered banana with light cinnamon notes.

Cinnamon Mocha Frappé
• 2½ oz. water
• 2 oz. espresso
• 2 rounded (53cc) scoops Cafe Essentials Mexican Spiced Hot Cocoa
• 16 oz. – 18 oz. cup of ice
* Add the ingredients in the order listed above and blend.
Taste Profile – A strong espresso infused mocha, with a blast of cinnamon.

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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with these great recipes!

cinco-de-mayo-webCinco de Mayo falls on May 5th every year, and is the celebration of Mexican ancestry and cultural pride. What started as an acknowledgement over an unlikely victory in battle, has become an national holiday where we celebrate all things from our neighbor, Mexico! It’s a great holiday to have promotions in your shop and special menu choices. To help your menu celebrate Cinco de Mayo, the team at Stockton Graham & Co. has chosen a few recipes and products to get your party started!

Whether alcohol friendly or not, Margarita’s are a must on any Cinco de Mayo menu! Stockton Graham & Co. has a Margarita mix from Jet that is delicious and a great base to any flavored Margarita your customer desires. It’s pour over, so to create virgin drinks you only need 8 oz. of Jet Margarita, 16 oz. of ice and blend. If your going to make your drinks with alcohol, substitute 2 oz. of the mix with the alcohol and blend away! Having flavored margaritas is just as easy. You can use only 4 oz. margarita mix and 3 oz. of your favorite fruit smoothie mix over ice and blend! This way strawberry, peach and raspberry margaritas can all be enjoyed at your party. If you run out of fruit smoothie mix, it’s no problem fruity syrups can be used as well! This only takes 7 oz. of Margarita and 1 oz. of the syrup of your choice. This Jet Margarita mix also comes in “Lite” for those looking to watch their figure for summer.

Where coffee is concerned be sure to to offer a “Mexican Coffee”. There are many different recipes for this, but a fun one is to add 2 teaspoons of cinnamon to the grounds of your coffee before brewing (we suggest Stockton Graham Coffees Organic Mexico Chiapas). After it’s brewed pour about 10 oz. of coffee into your cup. Steam milk with 2 pumps of Chocolate sauce , 1pump of Spice Brown Sugar or Cinnamon Brown Sugar syrup, 1 pump of Vanilla syrup and add to your coffee. Top with whipped cream and cinnamon! For more flavor, use Stockton Graham Coffees flavored K’lua & Cream.

Since hot chocolate was believed to have started in Mexico, it definitely deserves a spot on your Cinco de Mayo menu! Big Train, Caffe D’Amore and Cafe Essentials all offer a delicious Mexican Spiced Cocoa. You can serve them hot or cold, and since Cinco de Mayo is normally so warm, we suggest trying them iced. Put 8 oz. of the Cocoa mix into 3 oz. of hot water or steamed milk. Stir well until dissolved and pour over 8 oz. of ice. You can also add espresso to your hot chocolate for a Mexican mocha we call “Mocha de Mayo”!

Create a simple “Cha Cha Chai” to serve up iced or hot by adding 3/4 an oz. of your favorite cinnamon syrup to any chai! It goes well with liquid or powder, just be sure to stir well.

Horchata is another traditional Mexican beverage you can create for the holiday. Big Train and Caffe D’Amore have delicious Horchata Mexican Drink Mix that you can purchase from Stockton Graham & Co. special order! To create this almond and rice based beverage all you need is 2 scoops of mix and 5 oz. of water.

Torani has a Spicy Chocolate Sauce they use to create the “Mayan Mocha”. This calls for 1 oz. of Spicy Chocolate Sauce, 8 oz. milk  and 2 shots espresso. Pull your espresso into a cup, steam the milk and the sauce together and pour over the espresso. You can make this iced or warm. Add an extra 1/4 oz. Torani Brown Sugar Cinnamon Syrup and they call that a “Ring of Fire Mocha”.

Holidays are a fun time to add special menu items. Don’t miss this great opportunity to get your customers to try new products! To find some great promotions for Cinco de Mayo, check out most recent blog on the subject! For more recipes, promotion ideas or to order call our wonderful Customer Care Associates at 800.835.5943.

 

 

Cinco de Mayo and Mother’s Day Promotions for your Coffee Shop!

cha cha chaiMay is a warm month with two fun holidays to celebrate in your cafe: Cinco de Mayo and Mother’s Day! Cinco de Mayo (a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride) is the 5th of May every year, while Mother’s Day falls on Sunday May 12th this year. Promotions for these holidays will help to drive traffic into your shop, especially for more iced and blended beverages!
For Cinco de Mayo, consider a “Fiesta” in your shop. Set up a piñata (particularly in an open area) and let customers know it will be hit at a certain time Sunday the 5th. Encourage customers to bring their children for “free candy” and get the adults to indulge in your beverages at the same time. Have free salsa lessons in your shop during the party, and be sure to play mariachi music!
Margaritas, horchata and other traditionally Latino beverages make great promotions in your shop for the first week of may. Promote a Mexican Single Origin coffee the first week of May, or a free cup of Stockton Graham Coffees Organic Mexico Chiapas Single Origin coffee with every food purchase on Cinco de Mayo. 
As for Mother’s Day, encourage customers to bring their mothers into your shop for a special treat. A BOGO promotion is great for this holiday. The customer buys their coffee and gets their mother’s for FREE. This adds their parent as another loyal customer to your shop! Have a free baked item for every mother that comes in that day and makes a drink purchase. Get the customers to show you a picture of them with their child or children to create a special customer/barista bond.
Utilize your retail coffee sales by offering Mother’s Day baskets for sale! Include a bag of your house blend, a motherly mug, a few tea bags, some chocolate covered espresso beans and more! Remind customers picking up their morning coffees that your coffee makes a great gift for any occasion.
Always remember to advertise your promotions thoroughly the week before they occur. Keep updated information about them on your social media accounts and encourage your customers to attend as they order. It’s more personable to invite your customer to the events face to face. Stockton Graham & Co. is here to advise you on all your promotional plans. Give us a call at 800.835.5943, to get more ideas and place your order.