Lively Libations - Mix it Up (May 2017)

Monday May 1, 2017 // By Multiple Authors

Break in your blender this season and mix it up! With flavors to suit every desire, these creative concoctions are sure to boost Spring cafe sales (and spirits!).

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Elyse's Apple Pie SmoothieElyse’s “Apple Pie Smoothie”

With summer approaching I find myself thinking of picnics and apple pie ala mode. To help satisfy that craving I came up with this Apple Pie Smoothie. Enjoy!

Yield: 1, 16 oz. Drink

Ingredients:
•  2 oz. of Monin Granny Smith Apple Fruit Puree
•  1 oz. or 4 pumps Monin Cookie Butter Syrup
•  ½ oz. or 2 pumps Monin Honey Sweetener
•  1 scoop Cafe Essentials Yogurt Lover’s Choice
•  4 oz. Water
•  8 oz. Ice

 Directions: First put all your liquids, then your powder, followed by ice in a blender. Blend until smooth. Pour into you favorite mug and enjoy!

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Tia's Tia’s “A Rock’n Blended Mojito ”

When coming up with this recipe I started by listing off all the things I like to have in the summer: Mojitos, Cantaloupe, Coconut, Orange Juice and the scent of Lavender. This was my inspiration for a great smoothie. But every time I looked at this list I just couldn't decide on a single flavor, so I thought why not put it all together?! Find refreshing bliss in my Rock’n Blended Mojito!

Yield: 1, 16 oz. Drink

Ingredients:
•  ½ oz. or 2 pumps Monin Lavender Syrup
•  1 oz. or 4 pumps Monin Rock Melon Cantaloupe Syrup
•  1 oz. or 4 pumps Monin Mojito Mix Syrup
•  1 oz. or 4 pumps Monin Coconut Fruit Puree
•  4 oz. Orange Juice*
•  8 oz. Ice

Directions: Add all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into your favorite glass and top with a fresh mint leaf and a slice of lime. Enjoy!

*Substitute an ounce of Orange juice with an ounce of Rum to make is festive.

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Tori's Tori’s “Lime in the Coconut”

Can’t get away? Create your own oasis with this tasty tropical blend. Smooth coconut and tart lime make for a refreshing warm weather indulgence. Just add sunshine, and maybe some rum for a more adventurous twist.

Yield: 1, 16 oz. Drink

Ingredients:
•  2 oz. Monin Coconut Fruit Puree
•  1 oz. or 4 pumps Monin Lime Syrup
•  4 oz. Pacific Natural Foods Barista Series Dairy Blended Beverage & Soft-Serve Base
•  8 oz. Ice
•  *Optional: 1 shot Malibu Coconut Rum

Directions: Add liquid ingredients to blender, then top with ice. Blend for 30 seconds, or until smooth. Serve in beachy glass with a lime wedge. *For a bar application, add shot of rum to liquid ingredients in blender and top with rum infused whipped cream.

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Larissa's Larissa’s “Citrus Slush”

Nothing satisfies my drink desires quite like something tart as warmer months approach. This Blood Orange and Yuzu Lemon infusion is a perfectly refreshing way to soak in the sun.

Yield: 1, 16 oz. Drink

Ingredients:
•  1 oz. Monin Yuzu Lemon Puree
•  1 oz. New Monin Blood Orange Puree
•  6 oz. Paisley Organic Tart Blood Orange
•  8 oz. Ice

Directions: Steep two bags of Paisley Label Blood Orange Tea in six ounces of hot water for three minutes followed by chilling in the refrigerator. Put all liquid ingredients in the bottom of your blender first, then add your ice. Blend until smooth.

 

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Danielle's Danielle’s “Cucumber Watermelon Margarita”

As the days get longer and the weather gets warmer, I start to think about summer nights spent sipping a refreshing beverage on my porch. This cucumber watermelon margarita is just that kind of drink. It is a flavorful addition, with or without the booze, to your cafe or bar.

Yield: 1, 16 oz. Drink

Ingredients:
•  2 oz. Monin Watermelon Fruit Puree
•  4 pumps or 1 oz. Monin Cucumber Syrup
•  1 oz. of cold water
•  8 oz. Ice

Directions: Add liquid ingredients to blender and top with ice. Blend until it’s a slushy consistency. Garnish your glass with fresh watermelon and/or cucumber.

*Optional: 1 shot or 1.5 oz. Tequila

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Lizzy's Lizzy’s “Late Bloomer”

In springtime it seems like everyone is in race toward summer, but I would rather sit back, relax, and wait for summer to come to me. I’m just a late bloomer. The key to enjoying the wait is always a signature beverage to share. So, let’s make something exotic, and a little unorthodox while we celebrate being able to move without shivering.

Yield: 1, 16 oz. Drink

Ingredients:
•  ½ oz. or 2 pumps Monin Rose Syrup
•  ¼ oz. or 1 pump Monin Ginger Syrup
•  2 oz. Monin Passion Fruit Puree
•  1 Tbsp. Mocafe Non-Dairy Vanilla Smoothie Base
•  4 oz. Filtered Water
•  8 oz. Ice

Directions: Combine all ingredients in the blender in the following order: water, rose syrup, ginger syrup, passion fruit puree, non-dairy vanilla smoothie base, and finally ice. Blend until smooth and serve.

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