The holiday season is a great time for coffee shops. Everyone knows the basic holiday drinks like peppermint hot cocoa or pumpkin spice lattes. Why not break out of the norm? Here are 10 holiday drinks you need in your coffee shop!
1. The Maple Tree
Remind your customers of warm and cozy winter mornings of pancakes and syrup. All you need to do is steam together milk, 2 pumps of maple flavoring, and 1 pump of vanilla flavoring. Pour this over 2 shots of espresso and top with a thin layer of foam.
2. The Cinnamon Roll
This is another classic sweet treat turned into a drink. Chill 2 shots of espresso and blend that with 1 cup ice, 2 pumps brown sugar cinnamon flavoring, and 2 pumps white chocolate syrup. Top with whipped cream and more white chocolate syrup and cinnamon.
3. The Great Pumpkin Chai
4. Eggnog Latte
Eggnog is a classic winter drink. Why not mix it with coffee? Pour 6 oz of steamed egg nog over 2 shots of espresso and enjoy!
5. Cranberry Cheesecake
This one is for all the fans of Thanksgiving out there! Steam together milk, cranberry sauce, and 2 pumps of cheesecake flavoring. Cover with a thin layer of foam.
6. Apple Cider Espresso
Apple cider is a warm and cozy cold-weather drink you can bring to your coffee shop. Just steam together apple cider and 2 pumps brown sugar cinnamon flavoring. Pour that over 2 shots of espresso.
7. Cardamom Latte
Bring the yummy flavors of India to your coffee shop! Steam together 6 oz milk, 2 teaspoons of ground cardamom, and an ounce of honey. Pour this over 2 shots of espresso. Top with a thin layer of foam and a sprinkle of cardamom.
8. Irish Cold Brew
This is a fun and trendy way to enjoy irish cream. Foam together milk and 2 pumps of Irish cream flavoring. Top 4 oz of cold brew with a thick layer of stiff foam.
9. Toasted Orange and Cinnamon Mocha
Orange and cinnamon is a match made in heaven. Chill 2 shots of espresso. Blend that together with 2 pumps of orange flavoring, 1 pump of cinnamon flavoring, 1 cup ice, 6 ounces milk, and 2 pumps of white chocolate syrup.
10. Cranberry Mulled Apple Cider
Cranberry is a nice, warm flavor for winter. Combine 4 ounces cranberry juice, 4 ounces apple cider, 1 pump of cinnamon flavoring, and a tablespoon of pumpkin pie spice. Allow this to steep and warm for a few minutes.
Your customers will love your variety of fun and exciting holiday drinks. It's a great way to bring in more traffic to your coffee shop during the holidays.
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