St. Patrick’s Day Recipes!

stpatrick-recipeEveryone likes to feel a little festive on St. Patrick’s day, and what better way to do so than experiencing some Irish influenced drinks! Stockton Graham & Co. has got you covered, with a few St. Paddy’s day concoctions featuring fresh roasted coffee, syrups and sauces from Stockton Graham & Co. to add to your menu this spring.

View all our recipes here or enjoy a sampling of these popular options:

Chocolate Stout Latte (12oz)
• 1 pump dark chocolate syrup
• ½ pump caramel syrup
• ½ pump hazelnut syrup
• 2 shots espresso
• Steamed milk
Pull shots of espresso into a cup with the syrups, add the steamed milk and enjoy!

Emerald Isle Latte (12oz)
• 1 pump white chocolate sauce
• 2 pumps green mint syrup
• 2 shots espresso
• Steamed milk
Pull shots of espresso into a cup with the sauce and syrup, stir gently, add steamed milk and enjoy!

Irish Cream Mocha (12oz)
• 1 pump dark chocolate sauce
• 2 pumps Irish cream syrup
*option: You can also add White chocolate sauce
• 2 shots espresso
• Steamed milk
Pull shots of espresso into a cup with the chocolate sauce and Irish cream syrup, stir gently, add steamed milk and enjoy!

Irish Cream Latte (12oz)
• 2 pumps Irish cream syrup
• 2 shots espresso
• Steamed milk
Pull shots of espresso into a cup with the Irish cream syrup, add steamed milk, and enjoy!

Irish Cream Cheesecake Latte (12oz)
• 1 ½ pumps Irish Cream syrup
• ½ pump cheesecake syrup
• 2 shots espresso
• Steamed milk
Pull shots of espresso into a cup with syrup, add steamed milk and enjoy!

Keep in mind that all of these drinks can be prepared decaffeinated or with sugar free ingredients to appeal to all customers! They can also be made over ice, blended or without espresso so kids can enjoy them. If you serve alcohol, a little toddy can be added to any of these recipes to create an adult beverage.  For an even more festive drink experience, add some green food coloring to your milk or whipped cream! Stockton Graham & Co. is here to help if you have any more questions or would like more information on planning special coffee events… just give us a call at 800 835 5943!

Pair these beverages with some of our suggested St. Patrick’s day promotions. Also, check out some of our other blogs on St. Patrick’s day recipes:
Iced Irish Cream
Torani Luck of the Irish Recipes

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.

New from Monin at Stockton Graham & Co.

This month Monin has released 2 great new flavors and has the Fall & Winter merchandising kits going out!

French Vanilla and Salted Caramel have now been added to the lineup of premium syrups from Monin. Salted Caramel combines the indulgence of caramel with a salt accent that is versatile in many applications. The French Vanilla Syrup is a bold and fragrant option for lattes and coffees. French Vanilla is a compliment to the popular Monin Vanilla line.

Monin supplies a complimentary beverage merchandising kit to promote specialty beverages made with their products in your business. The 2012-2013 Fall & Winter kit you can find 10 recipe cards featuring the three seasonal flavors in the box: Spiced Brown Sugar, Frosted Mint and White Chocolate.
The Promotional materials included are:

  • Counter Cards (8 themed with the recipe cards)
  • Acrylic Sign Holder for counter cards
  • 5×7 Window Cling “Flavor You Day with Monin”
  • The Poster Kit includes (optional order): 4 double sided posters matching 8 counter cards.

You can get the merchandising kit shipped with your next order, by requesting one from your Customer Care Associate. If you want to receive a Monin merchandising kit every time they come out , please visit www.Monin.com and sign-up today.

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.