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.

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.

September Promotions Reminder

September is the beginning of the years busiest season. In the fourth quarter you will have the highest goals to reach and the biggest turn outs. So keep sales up with new drinks, classic beverages and expected seasonal options. We have a lot of promotions going on here at Stockton Graham & Co. to help your business get the most out of each customer’s visit. To remind you of all we have going on we have created this recap list. Give your Customer Care Associate a call at 1.800.835.5943 to place your order today!

Dr. Smoothie 100% Whole Fruit Smoothie: Blueberry Banana, Strawberry Banana and Northwest Red Apple Orchard
$6 Instant savings off a case, Full Cases only. Expires: 11/1/2012

Big Train Seasonal Flavors: Pumpkin Pie Chai, Gingerbread Chai, Peppermint Mocha Blended Ice Coffee, Pumpkin Spice Blended Ice Coffee and Egg Nog Blended Crème
Up to $10 off a case. Expires: 9/30/2012

Big Train Real Fruit Smoothies
$10 off each case Expires: 9/30/2012

Monin All Natural Fruit Smoothies
Save up to $18 dollars a case:
$6 instantly on your full case of one flavor. Expires: 9/30/2012
$12 back as a rebate direct from Monin on any case you buy. Expires: 12/3/2012
First case of Monin Smoothies Free with rebate. Expires: 12/31/2012

Torani Real Fruit Smoothie Strawberry Lemonade
$6 off a case Expires: 9/30/2012

Jet Artic Lemonade and Margarita Flavors
$6 instant off a case Expires: 9/30/2012
$12 per case or $2 per 64oz carton mail in rebate. Expires: 12/31/2012

DaVinci Gourmet Single Origin Naturals
$6 instant off a case Expires: 9/30/2012
$12 per case or $1 per 64 mail in rebate. Expires: 12/31/2012

David Rio Chai FoodService Products (Promotional Postcard; call for more info)
$10 off each case. Expires: 10/15/2012

August Promotions Recap

With August being the segue month from Summer to Fall, we are offering a lot of great promotions to help your shop shift into the cooler months. To remind you of all we have going on here at Stockton Graham & Co., we have created this recap list. Give your Customer Care Associate a call at 1.800.835.5943 to place your order today!

Monin All Natural Fruit Smoothies
Save up to $18 dollars a case:
$6 instantly on your full case of one flavor. Expires: 9/30/2012
$12 back as a rebate direct from Monin on any case you buy. Expires: 12/3/2012
First case of Monin Smoothies Free with rebate. Expires: 12/31/2012

Big Train Real Fruit Smoothies
$10 off each case Expires: 9/30/2012

Big Train Blended Cremes NY Cheesecake and Root Beer
Buy 1 case of NY Cheesecake get 1 case of Root Beer free
Expires: 8/31/2012

Torani Real Fruit Smoothie Green Apple
$4 off two 64oz. bottles
$18 off each case Expires: 8/31/2012

Torani Real Fruit Smoothie Strawberry Lemonade
$6 off a case Expires: 9/22/2012

Pumpkin Sauces & Syrups :Torani, Monin, Davinci Syrups Torani Sauces
$4 case instant savings on Sauces
$6 case instant savings on Syrups
(full cases only) Expires: 8/31/2012

Jet Artic Lemonade and Margarita Flavors
$6 instant off a case Expires: 9/30/2012
$12 per case or $2 per 64oz carton mail in rebate. Expires: 12/31/2012

DaVinci Gourmet Single Origin Naturals
$6 instant off a case Expires: 9/30/2012
$12 per case or $1 per 64 mail in rebate. Expires: 12/31/2012

July is National Blueberry Month… Celebrate with Recipes!

What better way to celebrate national blueberry month than with some fantastic recipes to incorporate into your summer menu? 

For your coffee lovers, trying mixing blueberry syrup with white chocolate for a decadent, sweet and fruity delight!  The white chocolate blueberry mocha is delicious both hot and iced!  For a 12oz version, simply add one pump of white chocolate sauce, 3 pumps of blueberry syrup to your espresso. Then add milk!  It also works great as a steamer for those not interested in adding coffee to their drinks.

For the cold drink enthusiast, add a little zest to your summer staple of lemonade by including a shot of blueberry syrup! This will create a unique drink sure to have customers coming back for more!

Don’t forget about refreshing Italian sodas during these summer months!  Simply add 1oz of Blueberry syrup to 8oz soda water, combine with ice and enjoy!

All-American Frozen Strawberry Lemonade Recipes

McDonald’s has recently introduced a frozen strawberry lemonade to their menu, and now you too can offer delicious frozen strawberry lemonade and stay one step ahead of your competitors. Strawberry Lemonade is an All-American, delicious and refreshing drink sure to please your customers!

Check out these great recipes for Strawberry Lemonade using Torani Real Fruit Smoothies and Dr. Smoothie Concentrates:

TORANI REAL FRUIT STRAWBERRY LEMONADE SMOOTHIE
Ingredients:
Torani Real Fruit Strawberry Lemonade Smoothie Mix
Ice
Directions: Fill cup with ice and fill with Torani Real Fruit Smoothie Mix. Pour contents into blender pitcher, and blend until smooth.

DR. SMOOTHIE STRAWBERRY LEMONADE
Ingredients:
3 oz. water
3 oz. Dr. Smoothie Lemon-ADE Concentrate
2 oz. Dr. Smoothie Strawberry Concentrate
15 oz cup of ice
Directions: Add the ingredients in the order listed and blend. Yield: 16 oz. finished beverage
Taste profile: Lemonade with strawberry background, very well-balanced.
Options: Add 1 tbsp. Cafe Essentials Vanilla Cream. Garnish with a lemon or strawberry.