We’re all upping our Pink Drink game this time of year!

With winter stretching out before us, who couldn’t use a little dose of bright color and beautiful flavor, especially in the form of a Monin cocktail!

When looking to add a punch of color to your drinks, there are plenty of directions you can go, but one of our favorites is by using a high-end syrup. A splash of a gourmet syrup makes creating extraordinary cocktails a breeze, and they help ensure each round you make is just as delicious and consistent.

Monin Dragon Fruit Syrup

Monin Dragon Fruit Syrup

When working with Monin products, you can be sure you are pouring in a high-quality ingredient that contains flavors sourced from all across the world. You can also mix with peace of mind, knowing that you’re working with a label that prides itself on producing as many clean (free of artificial ingredients) products as possible. Almost all of the syrups in the vast Monin portfolio are clean labels and many tout the GMO-Free, Kosher, and Gluten-Free claims as well.

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the company has launched a new clean label flavor to their syrup collection, Strawberry Rose. The fruity-floral is Monin’s 2021 Flavor of the Year, leading the ongoing trend of floral in the food and beverage industry. Monin shared studies showing one in three consumers intended to purchase a Strawberry Rose flavored beverage indicating a promising level of purchase intent. Additionally, a study showed that 50% of consumers are interested in flavor palettes featuring fruit and floral combination. The syrup itself is dynamic and versatile, working well in cocktails, mocktails, teas, as well as lattes.

The romantic flavor joins the queen of flowers with ruby red strawberries for a sophisticated syrup that can be used all year long. It’s important to note that along with being excellent in cocktails, it’s perfect for low-and-no ABV drinks that help you upsell to anyone who might not be drinking.

But, back to your pink drinks, if you’re looking for something that tickles another flavor tastebud, Monin’s Dragon Fruit syrup delivers brilliant color and bold taste. The bright pink syrup is an authentic representation of the exotic Southeast Asian fruit, which is known for its unique strawberry and pear-like taste. Pacific Rim-inspired flavors such as dragon fruit have been trending for the last few years, with a +200% growth rate on menus since 2016. While it’s easy to imagine this in a summer beverage, demand for the pink flavor lasts throughout the year, making this February 14th the perfect day to start capitalizing!

To help get you find inspiration for your Valentine’s menus, here are a few cocktails to try out!

Strawberry Rose Cosmo

Strawberry Rose Cosmo

Strawberry Rose Cosmo

Ingredients:

Preparation: Chill cocktail glass. Pour ingredients into mixing glass with 2/3 ice in order listed. Cap, shake and strain into chilled cocktail glass. Garnish.


Strawberry Rose Spritz (Low ABV)

Strawberry Rose Spritz (Low ABV)

Strawberry Rose Spritz (Low ABV)

Ingredients:

Preparation: Combine ingredients in shaker in the order listed, except Prosecco. Cap and shake vigorously. Strain into an iced filled wine glass. Top with Prosecco and garnish.


Dragon Fruit Margarita

Dragon Fruit Margarita

Dragon Fruit Margarita

Ingredients:

Preparation: Fill serving glass full of ice. Pour ingredients into mixing glass with 2/3 ice in order listed. Cap, shake and strain into serving glass with ice. Garnish.


Dragon Fruit Seltzer

Dragon Fruit Seltzer

Dragon Fruit Seltzer

Ingredients:

Preparation: Fill serving glass full of ice. Pour ingredients into serving glass in order listed. Pour mixture into mixing tin and back into serving glass to mix. Garnish.