Summer's Hottest Beverage Trends
2022 Summer Pourcast
Bright evenings, cool breezes over warm skin, the scent of sunscreen, the gentle sounds of the lake. Summer. It’s come back around again, and we’ve missed it so.
A cool beverage is to summer as sand is to a beach, and we’re here to make sure your LTO menu outshines the competition. This edition of the Summer Pourcast comes with over two dozen fresh recipes, inspired by 2022’s top trends:
Espresso on the Rocks
This year, the use of cocktail shakers to elevate the traditional iced latte has been making a comeback. Chains, such as Starbucks® and Peets®, have incorporated cocktail shakers to add a level of sophistication and theater, delivering added value to their guests, and showcasing the barista’s skill. Incorporating plant-based milks into these beverages is another way to elevate the experience.
Energy without Compromise
This summer, guilt free energy options are a must. Whether it’s cold brew, flavored energy drinks, or refreshers, customers are looking for ways to get a boost without compromising on sugar.
Torani’s Sugar Free and Puremade Zero Sugar lines are the perfect ways to add delicious flavor without sugar.
Blended, but Hold the Coffee
Blended beverages, including milkshakes, frappes, and smoothies are making a comeback this summer. Blended, non-coffee, applications are a great way to create nostalgic beverages that are both fun and flavorful! Starbucks® successfully promoted the Strawberry Funnel Cake Crème Frappuccino® last summer offering its guests a nostalgic, fun and straightforward beverage anchored in familiar flavors.
Summer Road Trip
Take your customers back to a joyful summertime experience by telling a story through your specialty summer beverage menu. Maybe it’s taking them on a “flavor road trip” through your offerings or transporting them back to a favorite summer camp experience! Whatever the occasion is, embrace the “Over-the-Top” trend to create something really special for your customers!