Monthly Archives: June 2016

Watermelon Cocktails

Watermelon Cocktails

Summer is the perfect season for enjoying a watermelon cocktail. Use these recipes from Monin to add some summer flavor to your menu with watermelon cocktails. Adding frozen beverages to your menu can increase profits and attract new customers. From lemonades to daiquiris, and margaritas, there is a recipe for your restaurant.

Fresh Watermelon MargaritaFresh_Watermelon_Margarita-20160225122526_10
Yields One 16 oz Serving

2 oz Monin Watermelon Fruit Purée
2 oz sweet & sour mix
½ oz orange
1-1/2 oz silver tequila
2 cups ice
Combine ingredients except ice in blender.
Fill serving glass with ice and pour into blender.
Blend until smooth.
Pour blended beverage into serving glass.
Garnish with lime, watermelon and salt around the rim.

Blackberry Watermelon LemonadeBlackberry_Watermelon_Lemonade-20160226030807_10 (1)
Yields One 16 oz Serving

¾ oz Monin Blackberry Syrup
½ oz Monin Watermelon Syrup
7 oz lemonade
2 cups ice
Fill serving glass with ice.
Add remaining ingredients in the order listed.
Stir well or transfer from serving glass to other glass and back to mix.
Garnish with blackberries, mint sprig and watermelon.

Fresh Watermelon DaiquiriFresh_Watermelon_Daiquiri-20160302043153_10
Yields one 14 oz Serving

3 oz Monin Watermelon Fruit Purée
1½ oz light rum
1 oz fresh lime juice
2 cups ice

Combine ingredients except ice in blender.
Fill serving glass with ice and pour into blender.
Blend until smooth.
Pour blended beverage into serving glass.
Garnish with a watermelon slice.

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Warm Weather, Cold Drinks

warm weather cold drinks

Warm weather and cold drinks were made for each other. To maximize profits this summer, ensure that the drinks at your restaurant are as cold and creative as possible. If you are lacking a drink menu, it’s time to create one. If you have a drink menu that is hidden at the back of your food menu, it’s time to separate the two. Having a separate drink menu tells customers that your drinks are anything but ordinary.

When creating your drink menu, follow these 4 quick and easy tips:

1.  Always, always include prices.
Customers do not like to be surprised when they receive their bill. Bill shock can ruin a great dining experience quickly.

2.  List all ingredients.
Food allergies are very common and the last thing you want in your restaurant is an ill customer. Keep your customers informed about what’s in their drink. This will also help to avoid people ordering a drink that they end up not liking.

3.  Educate your staff.
All drink recipes should be memorized (and taste tested) by every staff member. This will allow your servers to easily answer questions and know which drinks to grab from the bar.

4.  Be creative.
Organization and placement are very important. Be sure to incorporate the theme of your restaurant into your drink menu. Remember to use images sparingly and if you use them, make sure they are professional quality. Typography can act as your main element and set the tone for your menu, but make sure it is legible. Lines and boxes serve as great dividers if you have a large variety of drink options.

If you are looking for new drink recipes to add to your menu, check out this list of recipes with images from Monin then order ingredients for your new recipes here.