INNOVATE

Summer Inspiration
from Angela Thompson of Monin


May 27th, 2020


monin recipesWith summer right around the corner, Angela has created eight refreshing libations to get you in the summer state of mind. From twists on the classics to reimagined childhood treats and patriotic sparklers, there are thirst-quenching drinks for every sun-filled occasion.

Angela started her career at the early age of 14, where she worked in her mother’s restaurant in Minnesota. She now has more than 40 years of hospitality experience and a career at Monin that spans well over a decade. She has developed thousands of beverages for national account chains and local restaurant groups as well as worked with customers all over the globe with training, trend research, and custom menu creation. Angela’s broad range of experience as a server, bartender, manager, and trainer is apparent in the way she can effortlessly develop mouthwatering summer sippers to help you stay refreshed as you soak up the sun.

Sparkling Melon Mint LemonadeSPARKLING MELON MINT LEMONADE
“Carbonated cocktails are the preferred light and refreshing beverage for summer imbibing. Add in a classic summer flavor like juicy watermelon and easy-to-grow mint for a fresh cocktail perfect for a BBQ, holiday celebration, or even a warm weekend at the pool. But be careful, this one goes down easy!”

Glass Size: 14 oz.
8 mint leaves
½ oz. Monin Classic Watermelon Syrup
½ oz. fresh lemon juice
1 ¼ oz. Limoncello
top with 3 oz. Prosecco

Preparation:
1. Fill serving glass full of ice.
2. Pour ingredients into mixing glass with 2/3 ice in order listed.
3. Cap, shake and strain into serving glass with ice, top with Prosecco.
4. Garnish with lemon slices, a watermelon slice, and a mint sprig.

Red White & Blue SangriaRED WHITE & BLUE SANGRIA
“Spruce up your typical patriotic cocktails with a new and unique flavor, dragon fruit. This low-abv patriotic sangria is easy to make, and all you need is a cookie cutter to punch out the dragon fruit stars. Swap out the wine for some lemonade for a drink that even the kids can enjoy.”

Glass Size: 16 oz.
6 strawberry slices
¾ oz. Monin Dragon Fruit Syrup
3 oz. Sauvignon Blanc Wine
1 oz. white cranberry juice
top with club soda

Preparation:
1. Pour all ingredients into a serving glass in the order listed, except club soda, and stir.
2. Add ice and top with club soda.
3. Garnish with dragon fruit stars and blueberries.

TEE OFFTee Off
“Arnold Palmers are a summer classic that everyone loves. Give it a modern twist with a touch of bourbon and added flavors of cherry and peach. If you are observing a sober summer, simply skip on the bourbon and pour in some extra lemonade.”

Glass Size: 16 oz.
1 pump Monin Peach Concentrated Flavor
3 oz. lemonade
½ oz. Monin Black Cherry Puree
3 oz. black tea
1 ¼ oz. bourbon

Preparation:
1. Pour peach concentrated flavor and lemonade into serving glass and stir.
2. Add ice and remaining ingredients in order listed.
3. Garnish with a dark cherry, lemon slice, and mint sprig.

Spiced Ginger DaiquiriSPICED GINGER DAIQUIRI
“Imagine the soft swaying of a hammock, staring up at shadowed palm leaves, and smelling the saltiness of the ocean breeze, that’s where this drink takes you, even if you are lying on your living room floor. The powerful, bright ginger in this frosty daiquiri is rounded out by sweet molasses notes from the spiced brown sugar and tied together with citrus and run. A refreshing island retreat in a glass.”

Glass Size: 10 oz.
1 oz. Monin Ginger Purée
¾ oz. Monin Spiced Brown Sugar Syrup
¾ oz. fresh lime juice
2 oz. Jamaican rum

Preparation:
1. Fill serving glass full of ice.
2. Pour ingredients into a blender cup in order listed.
3. Add ice from serving glass cup, and blend until smooth.
4. Pour back into serving glass and garnish with candied ginger and a lime slice.

NOMAD SHRUBNoMad Shrub
“A couple of years ago, I had this drink at the NoMad bar in New York City. I wanted to pay tribute with my version as the drink’s flavor and complexity has stayed with me since I first tasted it. This beverage is a surprisingly frothy and refreshing alternative to an iced coffee that reminds me of a carrot cake with spiced cream cheese frosting. A decadent treat everyone can enjoy.”

Glass Size: 12 oz.
¾ oz. Monin Chai Tea Concentrate
2 pumps Monin Passion Fruit Concentrated Flavor
3 oz. cold water
1 oz. sweetened condensed milk
¼ oz. balsamic vinegar

Preparation:
1. Fill serving glass full of ice.
2. Pour ingredients into mixing glass with 2/3 ice in order listed.
3. Cap, shake and strain into serving glass with ice.
4. Garnish with a mint sprig.

Cherry Cobbler MocktailCHERRY COBBLER MOCKTAIL
“This zero-proof twist on the classic, pre-prohibition cobbler swaps out sherry for sherry vinegar, which makes this zero-proof drink stand out in the most refreshing way. The sherry vinegar adds complexity and brightness that gives the flavors in this drink a nice pop.”

Glass Size: 12 oz.
½ oz. Monin Black Cherry Purée
¼ oz. Monin Spiced Brown Sugar Syrup
¼ oz. sherry vinegar
½ oz. fresh lemon juice
½ oz. pineapple juice
top with club soda

Preparation:
1. Fill serving glass full of ice.
2. Pour ingredients into mixing glass, except club soda, with 2/3 ice in order listed.
3. Cap, shake, and strain into serving glass with ice and top with club soda.
4. Garnish with a dark cherry and mint sprig.

ORANGE SPRITZSICLE FLOATOrange Spitzcicle Float
“One of the favorite treats from my childhood is a creamsicle. For this version, I used a touch of Vanilla with Orange Spritz, which still delivers the orange flavor of a creamsicle, but it has a bitterness (like Aperol) to give this zero-proof drink an adult edge. Want to make it more adult? Add 1 oz. of orange vodka or Cointreau to further awaken your inner child.”

Glass Size: 16 oz.
¾ oz. Monin Orange Spritz Syrup
½ oz. Monin French Vanilla Syrup
5 oz. club soda
2 scoops vanilla ice cream

Preparation:
1. Pour ingredients into a serving glass in order listed.
2. Garnish with an orange slice.

Blueberry Cobbler CaddyBLUEBERRY COBBLER CADDY
“Running low on energy and love Arnold Palmers? This cold brew coffee lemonade is a whole new bag. The extra flavors of blueberry and spiced brown sugar give this drink a sweet blueberry cobbler edge, for a delicious afternoon pick-me-up.”

Glass Size: 16 oz.
4 oz. cold brewed coffee
2 pumps Monin Blueberry Concentrated Flavor
½ oz. Monin Spiced Brown Sugar Syrup
3 oz. lemonade

Preparation:
1. Fill serving glass full of ice.
2. Pour cold brew coffee into serving glass then top with remaining ingredients in order listed.
3. Garnish with blueberries, a lemon wheel, and mint sprig.