The Tip Jar: Valentine’s Day Floral Inspired Recipes

Tuesday February 2, 2016 // By Tori Stake

Whether you’re spending this Valentine’s Day with a significant other, friends, or your cat, we all can’t help but to think of the classic hallmarks of this day: chocolate, candy hearts, over-sized stuffed bears, and of course, flowers. Looking to step outside the Valentine’s Day box? Woo your customers, or significant others, by trying these floral inspired drinks and break free from the clichés:

Lover's Latte

Lover’s Latte

Enjoy sweet and juicy notes of raspberry as they complement the floral aroma of roses.

INGREDIENTS

3/8 oz (1.5 pumps) Torani Rose syrup

3/8 oz (1.15 pumps) Torani Red Raspberry syrup [Dairy-Friendly]

2 oz. Espresso

Steamed Milk 

YIELD: 1 -16oz drink

DIRECTIONS 

Combine syrup and espresso, then mix thoroughly before adding the steamed milk.  For an added touch, garnish with a dusting of cocoa powder.

 

**TIP: You can easily make a stencil to replicate the heart shown here by cutting your desired design into a piece of cardboard or thick stationary.

 

Lavender Macaroon Latte

 Lavender Macaroon

Transport yourself into a French bakery with this floral, pastry-inspired latte.

1/4 oz (1 pump) Torani Lavender syrup

1/4 oz (1 pump) Torani Coconut syrup

1/4 oz (1 pump) Torani Macadamia Nut syrup

2 oz Espresso

Steamed Milk

YIELD: 1 -16oz drink

DIRECTIONS

 Combine syrup and espresso, then mix thoroughly before adding the steamed milk. For more eye-appeal, free pour a heart design into your latte or garnish with some festive whip cream!   

 

Cherry Blossom Steamer Receipe

Cherry Blossom Steamer

Not in the mood for a coffee?  Unwind with this sweet, yet floral hot drink.

INGREDIENTS

2 tbsp. Ghirardelli Sweeet Ground White Chocolate

1/4 oz (1 pump) Torani Rose Syrup

1/4 oz (1 pump) Torani Cherry syrup

Steamed milk 

YIELD: 1 -16oz drink

DIRECTIONS

Combine syrup and white chocolate powder, then pour in milk and thoroughly mix ingredients.  

 

**Tip you can combine the milk and flavored syrups before steaming to help fully mix the ingredients in this drink.

 

 

Rose-Berry Smoothie Recipe

 Rose-Berry Smoothie

Perfect for kids or just a fun twist on a warm weather classic, this drink will give you Spring Fever! Simply add Rose syrup to your existing strawberry smoothie recipe!

INGREDIENTS

6 oz Torani Real Fruit Strawberry Smoothie Mix

2 oz. Torani Real Cream Frappé Base

3/4 oz (3 pumps) Torani Rose Syrup

Ice

YIELD: 1 -16oz drink

DIRECTIONS

Pour mixture of strawberry smoothie mix and syrup into your blender pitcher. Top with ice and blend until smooth

 

**TIP: The Torani Real Cream Frappé Base was added to this recipe to add a creamy flavor and texture, more reminiscent of a milkshake, but a standard smoothie recipe will work just dandy! 

 

  

Black-Violet Italian Soda

Black-Violet Italian Soda

This aromatic, yet juicy soda is perfect for blooming into Spring.

INGREDIENTS

1/2 oz (2 pumps) Monin Blackberry syrup

1/4 oz (1 pump) Monin Violet syrup

1/4 oz (1 pump) Monin Vanilla Syrup

Soda or Sparkling water

YIELD: 1 -16oz drink

DIRECTIONS

Combine syrups and club soda or sparkling water, then stir ingredients together. Pour over ice and for a creamy finish add a splash of half-and-half. 

 

 

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