Lively Libations - In Bloom (April 2018)

Sunday April 1, 2018 // By Multiple Authors

April Lively Libations - Lavender LemonadeEaster Sprinkle MuffinHello spring! It's time to replace those cold-weather recipes with new floral profiles straight from the garden. This month we're focusing on clean labels and flower-inspired beverages designed to refresh the senses and welcome the new season.

Download: Printable Recipe Cards

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Elyse's Shaken Caribbean Chai - April Lively Libations 2018Elyse’s “Shaken Caribbean Chai”

Description: This shaken Caribbean chai, with its spicy cinnamon and ginger notes along with just a hint of cherry, will whisk you away to a beach in the Caribbean.

Yield: 1, 6 oz. Drink

Ingredients:
• ¼ oz. (or 1 pump) of Monin Tart Cherry Syrup
• 3 oz. of Bhakti Chai Original Chai Concentrate
• 3 oz. of Water

Optional Garnish: Orange Peel

Directions: Add all of the liquids and ice to a tea shaker, shake vigorously, then strain the liquid into your cup. Garnish with an orange peel and enjoy!

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Tia's White Banana Blossoms - April Lively Libations 2018Tia’s “White Banana Blossoms”

Description: I might be going a little crazy, because I’ve got bananas on the brain! This white hot chocolate is made with rice milk and infused with bananas. Add a hint of rose, and it is the perfect beverage for cool spring evenings. Add an ounce of rum to make it a nightcap.

Yield: 1, 12 oz. Drink

Ingredients:
• ½ oz. (or 2 pumps) of Torani Rose Syrup
• ½ oz. of Torani Banana Puree Blend
• 1 oz. of Torani White Chocolate Sauce
• 10 oz. of Pacific Natural Foods Barista Series Rice Milk

Directions: In your favorite mug, add sauce, purée, and syrup. Steam your milk to perfection then pour it into the mug. Stir well and enjoy!

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Danielle's Coconut Blossom Gin Crush - April Lively Libations 2018Danielle’s “Coconut Blossom Gin Crush”

Description: Brits everywhere, rejoice! I've taken two of your favorite things and put them together...tea and gin! Enjoy this refreshing twist on a classic!

Yield: 1, 12 oz. Drink

Ingredients:
• ¾ oz. (or 3 pumps) of DaVinci Naturals Coconut Syrup
• 8-11 oz. of Brewed Mighty Leaf Orange Blossom Tea
• ¼ oz. (or 1 pump) of DaVinci Lime Syrup (or a squeeze of fresh lime)
• Ice 

Optional: substitute 3 oz. of tea with 3 oz. of Gin

 

Directions: First brew orange blossom tea concentrate using two tea sachets in 8 oz. of hot water. Let it cool before blending. Add all liquids to the bottom of the pitcher then top it with ice and blend it to slushie perfection.

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Jessica's Botanical Iced Tea - April Lively Libations 2018Jessica’s “Botanical Iced Tea”

Description: With the warm weather right around the corner, nothing is more refreshing to me than a light and flavorful iced tea. Numi Berried Treasures is the perfect fruity tea for spring. The elderflower and violet syrups complement the tart hibiscus, currant, and other flavors of the Berried Treasures tea for a perfect balance of floral and fruit flavors.

Yield: 1, 16 oz. Drink

Ingredients:
Numi Berried Treasures (Herbal) Iced Tea
• ½ oz. (or 2 pumps) of Monin Elderflower Syrup
• ½ oz. (or 2 pumps) of Monin Violet Syrup
• Water
• Ice

Directions: In a gallon sized pitcher, pour 2 quarts of hot water over the tea bag and let it steep for 5-7 minutes. After that time is up, remove the tea bag, add ice and cold water until the pitcher is full. In a 16 oz. cold cup, fill the cup with ice, add the syrup, then pour the iced tea over the ice until full. Finally, stir and enjoy.

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Kristin's Sparkling Lavender Lemonade - April Lively Libations 2018Kristin’s “Sparkling Lavender Lemonade”

Description: Let this effervescent lemonade, with a floral touch, wake up your senses this spring.

Yield: 1, 16 oz. Drink

Ingredients:
• 1 oz. (or 4 pumps) of Monin Lavender Syrup
• 3 oz. of Island Rose Premium Lemonade
• 12 oz. of Sparkling Water
• Ice

Directions: Fill a shaker with ice. Add all ingredients and give it a good shake! Pour it in a tall glass and enjoy! For a little something extra… In advance, freeze sprigs of lavender in cubes to garnish the drink.

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Katie's Honey Hibiscus Iced Latte - April Lively Libations 2018Katie’s “Honey Hibiscus Iced Latte”

Description: Macadamia nuts, sweet honey, and crisp hibiscus flavors have drifted in on the trade winds to start spring with a tropical twist. This just-sweet-enough iced latte is sure to dispel the winter blues and welcome warmer days.

Yield: 1, 12 oz. Drink

Ingredients:
• 8 oz. of Milkadamia Original Macadamia Nut Milk
• ½ oz. (or 2 pumps) of Torani Hibiscus Syrup
• ½ oz. (or 2 pumps) of Madhava Ambrosia Honey
• 2 oz. Espresso
• Ice

Directions: Pour espresso into the serving glass then add the honey and hibiscus syrup. Stir well. Add cold Milkadamia and top with ice. For best results, sip while relaxing in the sunshine.

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Dana's Violet Mojito - April Lively Libations 2018Dana’s “Violet Mojito”

Description: Since it’s still a little early for new blossoms here in Colorado, I created this delicate Italian soda to satiate my thirst for spring flowers. Accented with cool mint and lime, this fragrant drink is soothing and sophisticated.

Yield: 1, 12 oz. Drink

Ingredients:
• ½ oz. (or 2 pumps) of Monin Violet Syrup
• ½ oz. (or 2 pumps) of Monin Mojito Mix
• 10-12 oz. of Soda Water
• 2-4 oz. of Ice

Optional Garnish: Lime & Mint Leaves

Directions:
In a 12 oz. cup, add the ice and syrups. Next prepare the soda water according to the iSi Stainless Steel Soda Siphon instructions and fill the cup with soda water. Gently stir everything together, garnish and enjoy!

iSi Stainless Steel Soda Siphon Sell Sheet (2017)

iSi Stainless Steel Soda Siphon Usage Guide & Safety Brochure

 

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