Lively Libations - Sipping Sunshine (July 2017)

Friday June 30, 2017 // By Multiple Authors

Lemonade StandInspired by good times and sunshine, we crafted these recipes to be creative and cost-effective - perfect for summer-seasonal drink menus! Even outside of a cafe setting, these drinks can be easily batched to add that special-something to any summer event: barbeque’s, social gatherings, or patriotic celebrations. So pour a glass, sit back, and enjoy!

 

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Elyse's Spicy Sweet Lemonade (Torani)Elyse’s Spicy Sweet Lemonade

Description: Summer is the perfect time for a cool lemonade, but sometimes they can get a little sweet for me. I find the best remedy is to add a little heat to my lemonade. This drink is a balanced blend of spicy and sweet that is sure to help you cool off on those long summer days.

Yield: 1, 16 oz. Drink

Ingredients:
• 2 pumps or ½ oz. Torani Sweet Heat Syrup
• 2 oz. Torani Real Fruit Lemonade Smoothie Mix
• 4 pumps or 1 oz. Torani White Peach Signature Syrup
• 5 oz. of Water
• 2 oz. Ice

Optional Garnishes: Peach or Lemon Slices

Directions: Put all of the ingredients into a shaker and give it a good shake. Pour into your preferred glass and enjoy!

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Tia’s High Tide (Torani) Tia’s “High Tide ”

Description: I am a huge fan of Sonic’s “Ocean Water” beverage. When temperatures start getting into the 90’s, something about that blue coconut drink is just so refreshing. “HighTide” is my deluxe version of “Ocean Water.” Instead of lemon and lime, I used pineapple, blue curacao, and a hint of rose to add a little more of a Hawaiian taste. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

Yield: 1, 16 oz. Drink

Ingredients:
• 2 pumps or ½ oz. Torani Coconut Signature Syrup
• 1 pump or ¼ oz. Torani Blue Curacao Syrup
• 2 pumps or ½ oz. Torani Pineapple Syrup
• 1 pump ¼ oz. Torani Rose Syrup
• 12 oz. Club Soda
• 2 oz. Ice

Directions: Add all of the syrups into a glass of your choice and top with club soda. Cool it down by adding some ice and you are good to go. Enjoy!

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Tori’s Sparkling Mango Matcha (Mighty Leaf & Torani)Tori’s “Sparkling Mango Matcha”

Description: Jump on that matcha bandwagon by creating this fruity, earthy, yet approachable tea spritzer. This flavor combination of bold green tea and fresh mango would make a unique addition to any seasonal menu or serve as a show-stopping party beverage!

Yield: 1, 16 oz. Drink

Ingredients:
• ½ tbsp. Mighty Leaf Organic Matcha Loose Tea
• 1 oz. Torani Real Fruit Mango Smoothie Mix
• 2 pumps or ½ oz. Torani Vanilla Signature Syrup
• 8 oz. Club Soda or Soda Water
• 6 oz. Ice

Optional Garnish: Fresh Mango Slices

 

Directions: Vigorously stir matcha into a small amount of hot water until it has completely dissolved. Pour it over ice and gently stir in club soda and vanilla syrup until everything is one consistent color; top with mango fruit puree for a visually satisfying moment!

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Larissa’s Super Spritzer (Torani)Larissa’s “Super Spritzer”

Description: Sweet lemonade meets bubbly soda water in a perfectly revitalizing spritzer. Feel even better about your summer beverage choice by adding the power of superfruits. Torani’s Real Fruit Pomegranate Blueberry Smoothie gives you a little antioxidant boost!

Yield: 1, 16 oz. Drink

Ingredients:
• 3 oz. Torani Real Fruit Lemonade Smoothie Mix
• 1 oz. Torani Real Fruit Pomegranate Blueberry Smoothie Mix
• 8 oz. Club Soda
• 2 oz. Ice

Optional Garnishes: Blueberries, Pomegranate, Lemon Slices

Directions: Fill a cup about half to three quarters of the way full with ice. Add Torani lemonade and club soda, and gently stir to combine. Top your glass with the real fruit pomegranate blueberry. Stop and take a quick selfie with your perfectly crafted spritzer, then mix in the real fruit before enjoying.

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Danielle’s Lemon Melon Creamsicle (Island Rose, Monin & Pacific)Danielle’s “Lemon Melon Creamsicle”

Description: Being from Colorado, nothing says summer quite like crisp melon. With sweet lemonade and Rock Melon that is beyond compare, this icy drink will keep you cool and refreshed all summer long!

Yield: 1, 16 oz. Drink

Ingredients:
• 6 oz. Island Rose Premium Lemonade
• 4 pumps or 1 oz. Monin Rock Melon Cantaloupe Syrup
• 1 oz. Pacific Barista Series Dairy Blended Beverage and Soft-Serve Base
• 1 pump or ¼ oz. Monin Vanilla Syrup
• 10 oz. Ice

Directions: Make the Island Rose lemonade from the concentrate as directed (see instructions below). Add the dairy base, lemonade, and syrup to your blender. Top everything with ice and blend until it reaches the desired consistency. Pour and enjoy!

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Becky’s Snap Dragon (Third Street, Monin & Pacific)Becky’s “Snap Dragon”

Description: A bite of ginger gives this dragon its snap. Since I’m a huge fan of chai, I decided to put a spicy, floral, citrus spin on a traditional lemonade for the summer. This is a drink that will never bore and is sure to put a spring in your step.

Yield: 1, 16 oz. Drink

Ingredients:
• 4 oz. Third Street Dragon Tongue Ginger Chai
• 1 pump or ¼ oz. Monin Violet Syrup
• 3 oz. Island Rose Premium Lemonade
• 2 oz. Pacific Natural Foods Plain Low Fat Rice Milk
• 6 oz. Ice

Directions: Make the Island Rose lemonade from the concentrate as directed (see instructions below). Pour the lemonade and violet syrup into a shaker to create the lemonade base. Then add the chai and rice milk and top it with ice. Be sure all ingredients are well-shaken, pour into your favorite glass, and enjoy!

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Megan’s Peachy Keen Iced Tea (Island Rose, Mighty Leaf & Monin)Megan’s "Peachy Keen Iced Tea"

Description: Summer is for lemonade stands, iced drinks by the pool, and fresh fruit! With temperatures into the 90’s and climbing, I created something invigorating to quench my thirst. This drink will satisfy every summer craving. Add a little extra flare to your cookout by creating an alcoholic version.

Yield: 1, 16 oz. Drink

Ingredients:
• 8 oz. Island Rose Premium Lemonade
• 6 oz. Mighty Leaf Organic Ginger Peach Iced Tea
• 2 pumps or ½ oz. Monin Ginger Syrup
• 4 oz. Ice

Optional Garnishes: Peaches or Lemons

Optional: Make it boozy with your favorite gin! (If you’re adding alcohol, make sure to add that to your mixture before pouring over ice.)

Directions: Make the iced tea as directed (see instructions below). Make the Island Rose lemonade from the concentrate as directed (see instructions below). Combine the iced tea and the lemonade and two pumps of ginger syrup, then stir it. Pour the mixture into a glass over ice and garnish with a peach and/or lemon slice!

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Island Rose Lemonade & Mighty Leaf Iced TeaIsland Rose Lemonade:

Yield: ½ Gallon of Lemonade

Ingredients:
• 11 oz. Island Rose Premium Lemonade
• 53 oz. Water

Directions: Stir the concentrate into chilled water. If desired, add ice.

More Information about Island Rose

BPS Blueberry Lemon BarsMighty Leaf Iced Tea:

Yield: 1 Gallon of Iced Tea

Ingredients:
• 1 Mighty Leaf Organic Ginger Peach Iced Tea Foodservice Filter Bag
• 1 Gallon of Water (½ gallon boiling & ½ gallon cool water)

Directions: Place the iced tea filter bag into the brewing craft. Pour a ½ gallon of boiling water over the filter bag. Allow the tea to steep for 4 minutes. Remove the filter bag and add a ½ gallon of cool water. Chill the brew before serving. If desired, add ice.

Additional Resources:

 Mighty Leaf Tea Brewing Guide

Mighty Leaf Iced Tea - Food Service Information 

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