Nicole Loomis

Americans consumed 6.6 gallons of juices per capita in 2015, but that doesn’t mean that you can enjoy fresh fruit juiceonly in the morning with breakfast. When temperatures start to soar, there’s no better way to cool off in the afternoon or evening than with some of our favorite juice bar recipes. Whether your customers are looking to get a little buzzed or you’d like to offer something to your sober clientele, these three beverages will certainly hit the spot. And best of all, you can easily use your restaurant or bar’s commercial fruit juicer machine to recreate these tantalizing selections for your summertime menu.

  1. Pineapple Mojito: Mint and lime is an ideal combination for this season, but you might want to put your own sweet twist on the classic mojito. That’s where pineapple comes in, providing a tropical feel that your customers will love. Combine pineapple juice with aged rum and triple sec while you muddle fresh pineapple, lime, and mint leaves in your cocktail shaker. Fill the shaker with ice, add the liquid ingredients, and shake. Strain and serve with a mint sprig to finish.
  2. Watermelon Cucumber Cooler: Want a drink that’s equally as delectable both with and without alcohol? This watermelon cucumber cooler will satisfy any thirst. Use your professional juicer to juice fresh watermelon and strain. Then, muddle some cucumber in a mixing glass. Add gin, simple syrup, fresh lime juice, a pinch of salt, and your muddled cucumber to your watermelon juice and shake. Strain again into a glass filled with ice and top it off with soda water, making sure to garnish with a cucumber slice. Just leave out the gin if you’re making it non-alcoholic!
  3. Lady Lavender’s Mocktail: If you’re seeking something innovative and a bit unconventional for your mocktail menu, this one’s a show-stopper. The fresh fruit juice component of this drink is grapefruit, which means you’ll put your automatic citrus juicer to good use. Add your grapefruit juice to an ice filled cocktail shaker, along with lavender syrup and grenadine. Strain into a glass filled with ice, add club soda, and garnish with basil and a lavender sprig. This is a bright and herbaceous concoction that will satisfy guests who want something truly unique without upping their alcohol intake.

All three of these recipes celebrate seasonal offerings and classic cravings, though each offers an interesting take that will set your menu apart with your fresh fruit juices. To learn more about outfitting your restaurant or bar with our high-quality fruit juicers, please contact us today.