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Must-Have Summer Drinks for Your Cafe Menu

Updated: Dec 13, 2023

Summer is synonymous with refreshing beverages that help us cool down and quench thirst. As a cafe owner or manager, it's essential to stay ahead of the game by offering a diverse selection of summer drinks that cater to the desires of your customers. In this blog post, we'll explore a range of delightful and rejuvenating beverages that are perfect for the summer season.

  1. Cold Brew: Coffee enthusiasts still crave their caffeine fix, even on hot summer afternoons. Kohana Cold Brew is the perfect thing to satisfy their thirst. This all-natural, non-GMO cold brew concentrate has no added preservatives or sugars, and is easy-to-serve and keep up with high or low demand. Consider using syrups to add flavourful twists like vanilla, caramel, or even seasonal options like coconut or lavender; to cater to diverse tastes.

  2. Iced Teas: For some, nothing beats a refreshing iced tea during the summer. Florals, citrus, berries, and other fruits provide delightful, easy-drinking options for your summer menu.

  3. Smoothies: Healthy and invigorating, fruit smoothies can be perfect for those seeking a burst of vitamins, nutrients, antioxidants, and more. Create a menu featuring an array of colourful smoothie options that include fruits, vegetables, and even superfood ingredients like acai and pomegranate with Smartfruit. These concentrates are made from 100% real fruit without any additives and offer choices that cater to different dietary preferences, such as vegan, gluten-free, or dairy-free.

  4. Lemonade: Reveal all the thirst-quenching freshness of lemonade on your summer drink menu with 1883 Lemonade Concentrate. Zesty and citrusy notes arouse the taste buds with characteristically fruity lemon balanced perfectly by discreet flavours of pine. It's low acidity allows the fruity tastes to unfold for a fresh and delicious result, similar to a homemade lemonade.

  5. Frappes: Blended frappés are always a hit! Frothy milkshake-like treats for those looking to indulge in nostalgia. Offering both traditional favorites like chocolate as well and vanilla, as creative or variations like matcha salted caramel, can satisfy wide a range of palates.

  6. Italian Sodas: Don't leave fresh-made sodas off your summer drink menu! It's so easy to craft a menu that includes fruity, herbal, or bitter flavours. Consider experimenting with garnishes to elevate the flavours and presentation. Zafiato has over 75 flavours of 1883 Syrups in stock to meet a wide-range of flavour profiles.



Must-Have Summer Drinks for Your Cafe Menu


The summer season provides an excellent opportunity for cafe owners to showcase their creativity and cater to the refreshing needs of their customers. By offering a diverse range of summer drinks, you can ensure your cafe becomes a go-to destination for beating the heat. Remember to consider the preferences and dietary needs of your clientele, and always strive to create a unique and memorable experience with each visit. Cheers to a successful and refreshing summer season at your cafe!

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