Improve your competitive edge – 3 winter cocktail recipes to supercharge your drink list

Commercial / Customer experience

During these tough times, having a competitive edge has never been more important to your foodservice business. With delivery and takeaway traffic at an all time high, creating packaged menus is the perfect way to streamline your customer’s ordering experience. We break down some simple but effective winter cocktails that will elevate your menu offering and delight your customers.

Coco Cinnamon Mocktail

As more people are being advised to work from home – missing out on the full dine-in experience of a pre-covid world, customers are craving something more indulgent options from their takeaway. A mocktail is a great option to elevate your drinklist past the generic coffee or juice option. Paired with a decadent chocolate slice or cookie and you’ve cured their afternoon work slump and or returned some normality to what would have been their Saturday Brunch treat.

The NESCAFÉ Nitro Cold Brew coffee system is designed to streamline the brewing process while adding a tasty texture. Sleek, trendy and compact, it pours out a velvety nitrogen-infused cold brew coffee in an instant. Additionally, the ease of operating the machine will help keep up with demand if your business has been forced to reduce staff costs.

The Coco Cinnamon Mocktail is an easy recipe that can be easily altered to cater to dietaries. To make it you will need:

240ml  Nescafé Nitro Cold Brew coffee

30ml    UHT Coconut milk

30ml    Cinnamon Brown Sugar syrup

Garnish of Whipped cream and Caramel sauce


Pour coconut milk and syrup and stir

Dispense Nescafé Nitro Cold Brew

Garnish with whipped cream and caramel sauce

Tip: Coconut milk can be replaced by any plant based milk of choice. Omit whipped cream and caramel sauce for a vegan recipe.


Nitro & Cream

If you have the luxury of a liquor license – the Nitro & Cream cocktail is an easy win for lovers of the classic espresso martini or Toblerone cocktails. Winter tastes call for the richer flavours that coffee cocktails showcase. This can be served on its own or alongside any dessert options you offer. To make it you will need:

120ml  Nescafé Nitro Cold Brew coffee

30ml    Irish whiskey

20ml    Irish cream liqueur

20ml    Coffee liqueur

15ml    Whipped Cream


Measure all ingredients into serving glass

(Hurricane or Irish Coffee Mug preferred)

Stir and top with whipped cream

Garnish with shaved nutmeg.


Flamed Orange Mocktail

With only two ingredients, this mocktail is a simple, yet effective way to inject some excitement into your offering without the worry of stock wastage from a large list of ingredients. The orange and coffee are an easy match with chocolate, nuts and certain dried fruits. To make it you will need:

20ml Flamed Orange syrup

200ml  Nescafé Nitro Cold Brew coffee or NESCAFÉ Cold Brew coffee


Pour Flamed Orange syrup over ice into glass

Dispense Nescafé Nitro Cold Brew or Nescafé Cold Brew

Stir to combine and serve

Tip: Garnish with orange wedges for a more polished look


Each of these cocktail editions will add rich flavours that are highly sought after in winter. Good luck getting creative.


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