6 Easy Summer Drink Recipes Your Customers Will Love

Easy summer drink recipesAs the weather gets warmer, people gravitate toward cold beverages, and while soda and lemonade are always favorites, it can be fun (and profitable!) to introduce some novelty to your menu. We’ve put together some delicious and easy nonalcoholic drinks to add to your rotation for summer events.

How to Make Summer Drinks Using Concession Supplies

You can keep costs down by getting creative with ingredients you already have for other products you sell, such as Sno-Kone concentrates, Flavacol, and Flossugar. All of the recipes shown here use ingredients you might already have or that are easy to find.

A Frusheez slush machine is ideal for serving refreshing summer beverages, but most of these drinks can be served on the rocks as well. (However, you will need the Frusheez machine to create the layered effect for two of the recipes.)

mojito mocktail summer drink recipe

Mojito Mocktail

Mojito Mocktail

Mojito syrup

Fill a one gallon jug half full with hot water

Add 4 cups sugar

Add 2 oz Lime Sno-Kone® concentrate #1034

Add 1/2 oz Sweet Selections® Green Mint Flavoring #1379

Stir or shake to dissolve

Fill jug to the top with water

 

To Serve:

Add 3 oz mojito syrup to 16 oz glass with ice

Top with one 12 oz can of sparkling water

Garnish with fresh mint leaves and/or lime if desired

 

"tequila" sunrise summer drink recipe

“Tequila” Sunrise

“Tequila” Sunrise Mocktail

Cherry Component

Fill a one gallon jug half full with warm water

Add 2 cups sugar

Stir or shake to dissolve

Add 5 oz Cherry Sno-Kone concentrate #1031

Fill jug to the top with water

Stir

Orange Component

Fill a one gallon jug half full with warm water

Add 2 cups sugar

Stir or shake to dissolve

Add 5 oz Orange Sno-Kone concentrate #1033

Fill jug to the top with water

Stir

 

To Serve:

Fill serving glass 1/3 full of cherry mixture, then add orange mixture. Garnish with an orange slice and a cherry if desired.

Optional: Add the cherry mixture to Frusheez machine and freeze. Then, fill serving glass 1/3 full of cherry slush and slowly add orange mixture, being careful to preserve the layering effect (do not freeze orange mixture).

 

spicy mango mocktail summer drink recipe

Spicy Mango Mocktail

Spicy Mango Mocktail

Fill a one gallon jug half full with warm water

Add 2 cups sugar

Stir or shake to dissolve

Add 5 oz Mango Sno-Kone concentrate #1376

Add 3/4 tsp of Ghost Pepper Flavacol® #2482

Fill jug to the top with water

Stir

Serve over ice or add to Frusheez machine and freeze

 

ocean ice slush summer drink recipe

Ocean Ice Slush

Ocean Ice Slush

Fill a one gallon jug half full with warm water

Add 2 cups sugar

Stir or shake to dissolve

Add 5 oz Blue Coconut Sno-Kone concentrate #1374

Fill jug to the top with water

Add to Frusheez machine and freeze

Garnish rim or glass with Piña Colada Flossugar #3209 if desired

 

cherry limeade slush summer drink recipe

Cherry Limeade Slush

Cherry Limeade Slush

Cherry Slush

Fill a one gallon jug half full with warm water

Add 2 cups sugar

Stir or shake to dissolve

Add 5 oz Cherry Sno-Kone concentrate #1034

Fill jug to the top with water

Add to Frusheez machine and freeze

 

Lime Slush

Fill a one gallon jug half full with warm water

Add 2 cups sugar

Stir or shake to dissolve

Add 5 oz Lime Sno-Kone concentrate #1031

Fill jug to the top with water

Add to Frusheez machine and freeze

 

To Serve:

Hold serving glass at an angle and fill half full of cherry slush, then fill other half with lime slush.

Garnish rim of glass with Cherry Berry #3207 and Leapin’ Lime #3204 Flossugar if desired.

 

patriotic pop slush summer drink recipe

Patriotic Pop Slush

Patriotic Pop Slush

Cherry Slush

Fill a one gallon jug half full with warm water

Add 2 cups sugar

Stir or shake to dissolve

Add 5 oz Cherry Sno-Kone concentrate #1034

Fill jug to the top with water

Add to Frusheez machine and freeze

 

Blue Raspberry Slush

Fill a one gallon jug half full with warm water

Add 2 cups sugar

Stir or shake to dissolve

Add 5 oz Blue Raspberry Sno-Kone concentrate #1035

Fill jug to the top with water

Add to Frusheez machine and freeze

 

White Citrus Slush

Fill a one gallon jug half full with warm water

Add 2 cups White Citrus Passion Flossugar #3715

Stir or shake to dissolve

Add 4 1/4 oz Sour Attitude concentrate #1056

Fill jug to the top with water

Add to Frusheez machine and freeze

 

To Serve:

Fill serving glass 1/3 fill of cherry slush, then fill another 1/3 full of white citrus slush, fill to top with blue raspberry slush, being careful to preserve the layering effect.

Garnish rim of glass with Cherry Berry #3207, White Citrus Passion #3715, and Blue Raspberry #3201 Flossugar if desired.

Selling Nonalcoholic Summer Beverages

When adding nonalcoholic summer cocktails to your menu, make sure you draw the right attention. Don’t call them “cocktails,” which can mislead customers into thinking they’ll be purchasing a drink that includes liquor.

Instead, make generous use of the term “mocktail,” and make the flavors clear if the drink name doesn’t convey the taste. For example, if serving Ocean Ice, make a note that it’s a blue coconut flavor. Also be sure to emphasize that your creations are family friendly. Kids are thrilled when they can taste something colorful and different.

Speaking of adult beverages, if your venue allows it, feel free to experiment with adding rum, tequila, or vodka to these recipes – but in that case be sure to ID your customers!


Categories: Concession Foods, Frozen Drinks/Ice Treats, Uncategorized

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