Dial In Your Iced Coffee, Iced Tea and Smoothie Offerings For Summer Profitability

With summer approaching, your iced-drink sales may be about to take off. Iced coffee and tea, nitro coffees, blended-iced drinks (frappes) and smoothies are popular year round, and even more so as the weather heats up. You can expect your ice machine to start working overtime.

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Topics: Coffee & Espresso, Recipes, Tea & Chai, Blended Drinks



Tea Infusions: Add subtle sophistication to your drink menu

Tea is all about soothing flavor — flavor that whispers instead of shouting. Tea infusions are a subtle touch that add a gourmet feel to other beverages, and can enable anyone to develop a signature drink that is truly unique.

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Topics: Recipes, Tea & Chai



Cold Brew Coffee is in Cocktails. Of Course.

Coffee cocktail

Thanks to the proliferation of cold brew coffee, cocktails are maturing.

Article originally appeared on Eater.com.

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Topics: Coffee & Espresso, Recipes



Honey Vanilla Latte

This popular latte recipe is likely to be a hit on your menu.

Honey Vanilla Latte

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Don't be afraid of your ingredients

With the warm weather, everyone is searching for new ideas for cold drinks. Luckily, you can expand your menu just by being creative with ingredients you already have in your store. Add some of these suggestions to your summer menu or try them as a weekly special.

Flavored Iced Tea

Combine fruit syrups with iced tea for a refreshing twist. Popular flavors are raspberry, peach, and strawberry. Add 3/4oz (6 pumps) 1883 syrup to a 16oz glass of ice, fill with iced tea and mix.

Fruit Smoothies-Be Creative

To kick up your smoothie menu, add a few pieces of fresh fruit to a standard smoothie or blend 2 flavors together. Try these drink ideas from Dr. Smoothie:

Strawberry Porcupine

4oz Dr. Smoothie Strawberry
2oz water
12oz cup of ice
Blend
Once Blended, add 2/3oz pineapple chunks
Pulse for 3 to 5 seconds

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Turn Cold Drinks Into Cold Cash

Iced coffees, blended iced drinks and smoothies are popular year round—and can increase sales and profitability in the summer.

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Topics: Coffee & Espresso, Recipes