Lively Libations - Recipes Worth Revisiting

Wednesday August 1, 2018 // By Multiple Authors

Lively Libations DrinksAs we settle into the summer, it feels like the right moment to reflect. It has been two years since we began crafting Lively Libations recipes and in that time our Customer Service Baristas have created so many vibrant signature beverages. What began as a fun activity on a slow afternoon has grown into an opportunity to experiment with new products and a means to connect with the cafes and coffee shops we serve all over the country. We have so enjoyed seeing our ideas and recipes on customer menus and likewise we love being inspired by the specialty coffee community when we imagine our recipes. So, this month we would like to remember and celebrate some of our favorites.

Do you have a signature recipe that you’d like to share with us? If so please send it to me! I’d love to compile them and one day share them in a blogpost.

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Honey Hibiscus Iced Latte - Lively Libations (April 2018)

Honey Hibiscus Iced Latte

Description: Macadamia nuts, sweet honey, and crisp hibiscus flavors have drifted in on the trade winds... This floral iced latte is tropical and light.   

Yield: 1, 12 oz. Drink

• 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. of Espresso
• About 1 oz. of 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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Megan's Hot Chocolate Dipped Strawberries - Lively Libations February 2018

Hot Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

Description: Chocolate covered strawberries are a timeless treat but they can be a little time-consuming to make. This drink offers the decadent taste of a chocolate covered strawberry, but the warmth and convenience of a 2 minute hot chocolate.

Yield: 1, 16 oz. Drink

• 1 ½ oz. of Dr. Smoothie Organic Strawberry Smoothie Concentrate
• 2 ½ tbs. of Ghirardelli Sweet Ground Chocolate & Cocoa
• 14 oz. of Oatly Oat Milk Barista Edition

Optional Garnish: Whipped Cream & Strawberries

Directions: Pour the Oatly into a steaming pitcher, and add the Ghirardelli Sweet Ground Chocolate powder. Steam until the desired temperature and the consistency is even. In a 16 oz. cup, add the Dr. Smoothie Strawberry Purée. Pour the hot chocolate into the cup, and stir until the strawberry purée is completely blended. Garnish with whipped cream, and perhaps some chocolate covered strawberries, too!

Custom Whipped Cream Directions: Pour 2 ½ oz. of Torani Cupcake Syrup and 1 quart of Heavy Whipping Cream into an iSi Profi (Quart Capacity). Seal it according to the iSi Profi Instructions, add a fresh iSi N2O Professional Cream Charger and shake well. Dollop on the desired amount!

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Matcha Vanilla Frap - Lively Libations (March 2018)

Matcha Vanilla Frap

Description: Get back to the basics with this subtly sweet Matcha Frap. It has the unique matcha flavor that we love with a hint of sweet vanilla.

Yield: 1, 16 oz. Drink

• 2 tbs. of Cafe Essentials Matcha Green Tea Latte
• 1 tbs. of Cafe Essentials Organic Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Creme
• 10 oz. of Milk
• About 6 oz. of Ice

Optional Garnish: Cafe Essentials Matcha Green Tea Latte

Directions: Add the milk to the bottom of the blender. Next add the matcha powder and bourbon vanilla creme powder. Fill one 16 oz. cup with ice and add it to the blender. Lastly blend everything together.

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Irish Cider Mocktail - Lively Libations (August 2017)Irish Cider Mocktail

Description: Though more commonly lauded for their coffee and beer, the Irish have another beverage that sets them apart: cider. Like Irish fairy tales and folklore, Irish cider possesses distinct characteristics not found in others around the world. This drink is a replication of that flavor profile with crisp berry and pear notes but without the fermentation.

Yield: 1, 12 oz. Drink

• 1 sachet of Two Leaves And A Bud Alpine Berry Herbal Tea
• 1 oz. or (4 pumps) of Monin Desert Pear Syrup
• 1 oz. or (1 pump) of Mountain Cider Hot Spiced Cider Concentrate
• 5 oz. of Hot Water
• 5 oz. of Ice

Optional Garnishes: Fresh Raspberries & Blueberries

Directions: Steep tea bag in hot water for 6 minutes. As the tea is steeping, add the syrup and cider concentrate to the hot water. Stir the tea bag gently to mix the ingredients. Pour the mixture over ice and enjoy. (This beverage is also delicious hot!)

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Chilled Chocolate Toddy - Lively Libations (June 2017)Chilled Chocolate Toddy

Description: Cold Brew is one of my favorite drinks on a hot summer afternoon. Inspired by Nutella hazelnut spread, this variation is the perfect combination of refreshing and indulgent.

Yield: 1, 12 oz. Drink

• 5 oz. of Pacific Natural Foods Hazelnut Milk
• 1 oz. (or 2 pumps) of Hollander Chocolate Sauce
• About 6 oz. of Toddy Cold Brew Coffee Concentrate Ice Cubes (We brewed BPS Tamper Tentrum Coffee according to Toddy’s recommended brewing instructions: 5lbs of coffee in 14 quarts of water in a Commercial Toddy Coffee Maker for 24 hours.)

Pour the Toddy cold brew coffee concentrate into an ice cube tray and freeze it overnight. Combine the chocolate sauce and hazelnut milk in a small pitcher and mix well until combined. Fill your glass to the top with the cold brew ice cubes. Top your glass with the chocolate milk mixture.

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Jessica's Dirty Cold Brew Chai - July Lively Libations 2018

Dirty Cold Brew Chai

Description: The combination of DaVinci Cold Brew and Oregon Chai creates a perfectly smooth and energizing beverage. This recipe is great all year round -- on hot summer days when it’s hard to choose between iced tea or coffee through fall when the leaves start changing but you’re not quite ready for pumpkin spice season.

Yield: 1, 16 oz. Drink

• 1 oz. of DaVinci Cold Brew Coffee Concentrate
• 7 oz. of Water
• 4 oz. of Oregon Chai Spiced Chai
• 2 oz. of Ice
• 2 oz. of Milk or Alternative Milk

Optional Garnish: Savory Spice Shop Saigon Cinnamon

Directions: Dilute the cold brew concentrate with water (1 part concentrate to 7 parts water) and set it aside. (TIP: It is easier to batch more cold brew than you need because of the ratio. We recommend 1 oz. of concentrate to 7 oz. of water). In a cold cup, mix 1 oz. of the diluted cold brew, the chai and your choice of milk (I prefer about 2 oz. of milk but you can adjust the amount to your taste). You may also substitute the milk with water if you prefer. Stir the contents of the cup to make sure it is completely mixed together then add ice and enjoy.

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Jessica's Refreshing Frozen Peach Lemonade - June Lively Libations 2018Refreshing Frozen Peach Lemonade

Description: Just what the “doctor” ordered, this frozen lemonade smoothie is a refreshing remedy for scorching summer temperatures. With a hint of peach and mint, it’s the perfect drink made frozen, over ice or even in popsicle form for those hot days when you need to beat the heat.

Yield: 1, 16 oz. Drink

• 3.5 oz. of Dr. Smoothie Lemon-Ade 100% Crushed Fruit Smoothie Concentrate
• 1.5 oz. of Dr. Smoothie Organic Peach Smoothie Concentrate
• 2 oz. of Dr. Smoothie Citrus Mint Refreshers
• 1 oz. of Water (or an alcohol of choice for a fun and refreshing alcoholic frozen drink)
• 8 oz. of Ice

Optional Garnish: Sliced Peach, Lemon & Mint Leaves

Directions: Pour the Dr. Smoothie Lemon-Ade, Organic Peach, Citrus Mint Refreshers, water, and ice into a blender. Blend to perfection and enjoy.

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Larissa’s “Pear Crumble”

Pear Crumble

Description: Brimming with harvest flavors but iced to keep you refreshed, this Americano is ripe with the autumnal turn. Crisp, fruity and nutty, it is as vibrant as the changing leaves.

Yield: 1, 16 oz. Drink

• ½ oz. (or 2 pumps) of Monin Desert Pear Syrup
• ¼ oz. (or 1 pump) of Monin Cookie Butter Syrup
• ¼ oz. (or 1 pump) of Monin Pistachio Syrup
• A drizzle of Ghirardelli Vanilla Sauce
• 2 shots of Espresso
• 3 oz. of Milk or Water based on preference

Optional Garnishes: Sliced Pear, Vanilla Bean

Directions: Drizzle a 16 oz. cup with the vanilla sauce. Fill the cup to the top with ice and pour the espresso shots on top. Add all of the syrups and give it a stir. I always top off my glass with milk, but you can top yours with a little water and ice based on your preference.

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Lively Libations - L

Everything’s Comin’ Up Roses

Description: There’s something so soothing about rose scented baths... But, for those days when you can’t lounge at home, this white rose tea with its delicate flavor profile, channels that relaxation in a cup.

Yield: 1, 10 oz. Drink

• 1 bag of Numi White Rose - Velvet Garden White Tea
• ¼ oz. (or 1 pump) of Torani Coconut Signature Syrup
• 2 oz. of Warmed Oatly Barista Edition Oat Milk (or cream)

• 8 oz. of Rose Water

Directions: Place about 20 rinsed rose petals in the bottom of a french press and pour hot water over them. Let them steep for 5 minutes. Depress the plunger and pour the rose water into a cup. Steep the tea in the cup of rose water for 2-3 minutes (as directed on the package) and remove the tea bag. Add the coconut syrup. Slightly warm the oat milk or cream and pour it over top of the tea. Use a couple petals as a garnish.

It is really important to verify that the rose water used is edible and does not have any additives. I chose to make my own because it is easy, and a great use for roses after they’ve sat on my counter a little too long.

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