Blueberries and Almonds Latte - 3/4 oz Blueberry syrup, 1/4 oz Almond syrup, fill cup with steamed milk
Cinnamon Latte - 1 oz Cinnamon syrup, 1 shot espresso, steamed milk to fill the cup
Honey Almond Latte - 1/2 oz honey, 1/4 oz Almond syrup, 1 shot of espresso, steamed milk to fill the cup
Orange Creme Latte - 1/2 oz Orange syrup, 1/2 oz Vanilla syrup, 1 shot espresso, steamed milk to fill the cup
Cherry Spice Latte - 1/2 oz Cherry syrup, 1/2 oz Cinnmon syrup, 1 shot espresso, steamed milk to fill the cup, whipped cream and a cherry are optional!
Amaretto Peach Latte - 3/4 oz Peach syrup, 1/4 oz Amaretto syrup, 1 shot espresso, steamed milk to fill the cup
Toasted Coconut Latte - 3/4 oz Coconut syrup, 1/4 oz Hazelnut syrup, 1 shot espresso, steamed milk to fill the cup, top with whipped cream and toasted coconut shreds
Cherry Almond Mocha - 1/4 oz Cherry syrup, 1/4 oz Amaretto syrup, 1/2 oz chocolate syrup, 1 shot espresso, steamed milk to fill the cup, top with whipped cream and a drizzle of chocolate syrup Orange Hazelnut Mocha - 1/4 oz Orange syrup, 1/4 oz Hazelnut syrup, 1/2 oz chocolate syrup, 1 shot espresso, steamed milk to fill the cup, top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of orange zest
Truffles! This is not for the faint of heart or the dieting! Not candy - still a drink but very very mmmmm!
Caramel Nut Truffle - 1/2 oz Caramel syrup, 1/4 oz Amaretto syrup, 1 shot espresso. Blend well. Fill a 12 oz cup 3/4 full of whipped cream - blend and whip the espresso syrup mix into the whipped cream. Top with more whipped cream that has been flavored with caramel syrup - drizzle with a bit of amaretto syrup. This drink will be thick and fluffy! Definitely for special occasions!
A steamer is 1 oz of flavored syrup and steamed milk. For combination flavors, use 1/2 oz of each flavor. Suggested flavor combinations - Almond with a bit of honey, Banana for the kids, Chocolate/Cherry, Vanilla, Cherry/Vanilla, French Vanilla/Caramel, English Toffee, Cookie Dough for the kids, Peanut Butter/Toasted Marshmallow for the kids, Blueberry/Amaretto, Peach/Amaretto, Chocolate Malt - endless possibilities!
Icy drinks for warm weather! Cranberry Cinnamon Icy - 1 oz Cranberry syrup, 1 oz Cinnaon syrup, 2 oz half and half, 2 oz club soda or selzter, 8 one oz ice cubes - put into the blender and blend til smooth. Serve with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon.
Cran-Rasp Icy - 1 oz Cranberry syrup, 1 oz Raspberry syrup, 2 oz half and half, 2 oz club soda or seltzer, 8 one oz ice cubes - blend til smooth.
Cherry Vanilla Icy - 1 oz Cherry syrup, 1 oz Vanilla syrup, 2 oz half and half, 2 oz club soda or seltzer, 8 one oz ice cubes, blend til smooth, top with whipped cream that is flavored with vanilla syrup and add a cherry!
To make a more intense, long lasting drink, use flavored syrup to add taste to the ice cubes. Just add one oz of syrup to the water in the cube tray. You can also freeze half and half flavored the same way and use that in your icy.
Flavored iced teas - for 2 quarts of iced tea, use 1/2 cup of flavored syrup. Don't forget that you can flavor the ice cubes going into your tea glass. Use lemon, orange, raspberry, strawberry, caramel, mango, passion fruit, English toffee, vanilla...For tea - almond, amaretto, blueberry, blackberry, black cherry, apricot, orange, orange/almond, pineapple, peach, raspberry/coconut, apple, peppermint.
Heard about granitas? Granitas are a blended drink that remains somewhat grainy in texture due to the sugar content which prevents the liquid from freezing solid. You can get them made with tea or coffee. Think you can't make them at home? Here's how to do it! Start with this basic recipe -
one 12 oz can frozen concentrated lemonade, 36 oz cold tea. Mix well and freeze in ice cube trays. This is the basis for tea granitas without all the sugar found in commercial granita mixes. Look below for the recipe for basic coffee granita mix.
Black cherry lemon tea granita - 1 oz black cherry syrup, 1/2 cup cold tea, 7 lemon tea ice cubes - in a blender, mix all til smooth.
Cherry Almond Granita - 3/4 oz cherry syrup, 1/4 oz almond or amaretto syrup, 1/2 cup cold tea, 7 lemon tea ice cubes, blend all til smooth, garnish with a cherry.
Mango Granita - 1 oz mango syrup, 1/2 cup cold tea, 7 lemon tea ice cubes, blend til smooth. Very refreshing on a hot day!
Mix 8 oz espresso with 6 oz water and freeze in ice cube trays. Seven of these cubes mixed with 2/3 cup water and blended til smooth (sweetened if necessary) make a basic homestyle coffee granita. You can also use half and half or 2% milk instead of the water for a richer drink.
Chocolate Banana Granita - 1 1/2 oz chocolate syrup and 1 oz Banana syrup, 7 granita cubes, blend til smooth and garnish with a slice of banana.