Bonnie Mulligan

Opening a juice bar can be an exciting yet intimidating endeavor. You’ll want to appeal to health-conscious customers without having a menu that leaves out less adventurous clientele. While you shouldn’t be afraid to offer niche beverages that you can make with a wheatgrass or sugarcane juicer, it may also help to ease consumers in with something familiar. And now that summer’s nearly here, customers will want something refreshing that perfectly captures the feel of the season. We think the following flavor combinations have mass appeal and will tempt everyone who walks through the door.

Delicious and Unique Juice Bar Recipes to Try:

  • Blood Orange-Pineapple-Parsnip
    Old reliable OJ is arguably one of America’s favorite juice flavors and it contains some great nutrients. In fact, a single serving of orange juice contains more than 200% of the vitamin C your body requires per day. But you can put a twist on this traditional staple by making a drink using blood oranges, which are a bit more tart and bright than what you’ll find with, say, naval oranges. Using your professional juicer to extract the ingredients, you’ll combine 1/4 cup parsnip juice, 1/2 cup blood orange juice, and 1 1/2 cups fresh pineapple juice. This surprisingly creamy blend is a great way to start off any morning.
  • Tropical Mango-Ginger
    This tropical Thai-inspired drink will instantly make you feel like you’re on an exotic vacation, making it ideal for a midday pick-me-up or anytime treat. You’ll need both ginger and galangal (which is part of the ginger family often used in cooking), as well as some other tropical ingredients. You’ll want to extract 1 teaspoon fresh ginger juice and 1 teaspoon fresh galangal juice first. Then, your commercial fruit juicers can extract 1 tablespoon lime juice, 1/2 cup fresh mango juice, and 1 1/2 cups fresh pineapple juice. Combine these juices and add in 2 tablespoons of full-fat coconut milk to finish.
  • Pineapple-Mango Green Juice
    Of the juice bar recipes we’ve provided today, this is really the only green juice. But never fear: if you have customers who might be scared off by the idea of a grassy-tasting green juice, you can assure them that this is a great way to get their veggies without even realizing it. For this sweet and tropical drink, combine 1/2 cup fresh pineapple juice, 1/2 cup fresh spinach juice, 1/2 cup fresh mango juice, and 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice. Serve and watch your customers’ expressions change from ones of trepidation to surprising satisfaction in one sip.
  • Watermelon-Cucumber-Mint
    There’s nothing better than a slice of ripe watermelon on a hot day — but with one of our favorite juice bar recipes, you can create that sensation in a glass. One note: make sure to use cold ingredients and to serve this drink chilled, over ice. Combine 2 cups fresh watermelon juice, 3/4 cup cucumber juice, 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh mint juice, and 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice. You can add a tablespoon of sugar, if desired, and stir well. This fresh, herbal, and slightly tangy concoction will keep customers coming back for more all season.

We think this creative and fun juice bar recipes will serve you (and your customers) well this summer. But before you can begin, you’ll need the right equipment. To find out more about our products and how we can help make your burgeoning business a total success, get in touch with us today.

(Recipes courtesy of Serious Eats)