Summertime Flavors for Chai, Lattes and Cocktails

Chai, lattes, and cocktails can all be perfectly seasonal in the summer when made with ice, fresh ingredients, and lighter flavors that transform them into refreshing treats perfect for warm weather.

Lavender Chai

  1. In a 16 oz glass with ice, combine all ingredients and stir well.
  2. Garnish with dried lavender if desired.
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Topics: Coffee & Espresso, Recipes, Teas & Chai, Cocktails & Mocktails, Cold Brew & Iced Coffee, Flavored Lattes, Iced Drinks

Strawberry Lemonade & Iced Tea

The natural sweetness of strawberries balances both the tartness of lemonade and the bitterness of tea, creating well-rounded and enjoyable flavor profiles for each.

Offering strawberry versions of tea and lemonade at your shop can help you ring in the summer season, and may also differentiate your business and attract customers

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Topics: Recipes, Cocktails & Mocktails

Sangria for any season

Sangria is incredibly versatile. It can be made with various wines (red, white, rosé), fruits (citrus, berries, melon), and liqueurs (brandy, triple sec). It's also a crowd pleaser with its refreshing taste and festive appeal.

Check out these sangria recipes that will take you from sun-kissed summer days to cozy winter nights.

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Topics: Recipes, Cocktails & Mocktails

Easy Iced Drinks — From Coffee to Elderflower

Iced drinks are a powerhouse for coffee shops, offering a refreshing and flexible coffee experience as well as fruity options. And when the heat is on, iced drinks are a sure bet for pulling in more customers. Plus, a diverse lineup of iced drinks broadens your shop's appeal to a spectrum of patrons.

Try these recipes from Lotus, Monin and Routin — or experiment with the ingredient ratios below to create your own signature drinks.

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Topics: Coffee & Espresso, Recipes, Cold Brew & Iced Coffee, Iced Drinks

Recipes Using Liquid Frappe from Monin and Routin 1883

What does the frappe base of your dreams look like? Our dream is a neutral, flavorless base that’s dairy-free! That way, you can make frappes your own way.

Routin 1883 and Monin both have a liquid frappe base that fits the bill, and the powder-free mess is an added bonus. A breeze to use and easy to customize, your blender season is sure to run smooth, like a frappe!

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Topics: Recipes, Blended Drinks, Sauces & Syrups, Blended Coffee

Cold Brew Iced Tea - Make Your Own

As the days grow warmer, we're excited to share with you the perfect way to stay refreshed: cold brewed iced tea with our premium Rishi Loose Leaf Teas. To create with ease, we're recommending the Toddy brewing system, a simple and effective tool. 

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Topics: Teas & Chai, Iced Tea & Lemonade, Iced Drinks

Minor Figures: Oat milk that's clean label and carbon neutral

We love suppliers like Minor Figures, that make good products while doing good. Their Barista Oat Milk and Barista Chai Concentrate are delicious and easy to use, and their business practices are as responsible and ethical as they come. 

Find out why:

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Topics: Teas & Chai, Alternative Milks, Vendors