With Spring knocking at our doorstep, the team at Monin Americas has introduced Honey Jasmine Syrup and Lavender Lemon Syrup to round out their fruit floral blend range. Bursting with bright color and beautiful flavor, both flavors are a lovely complement to the recently launched flavor of the year, Strawberry Rose Syrup. Both new florals have a bouquet of potential and are excellent in many applications, from lattes and cocktails to culinary recipes.
“As the pandemic continues to impact the nation, consumers are still gravitating toward familiar and comforting flavors; however, they are also looking for something safely unique that can offer them a brief escape from reality,” says Bill Lombardo, CEO of Monin Americas. “Mainstream flavors like strawberry, lemon, and honey blended with floral flavors like rose, lavender, and jasmine make florals more approachable and deliver an on-trend offering for every menu.”
Monin’s 2021 Flavor of the Year, Strawberry Rose Syrup
A romantic flavor that combines the queen of florals with ruby red strawberry, Strawberry Rose adds a beautiful scarlet hue while delivering notes of candied strawberry and soft rose in every sip and bite. It is the perfect addition to lattes, lemonades, cocktails and more.
“We wanted to choose flavors that signified positivity and freshness as we kick-off 2021. And, what better way to do that than with a fruit floral blend that is often emblematic of those very things?” says Stasha Johnston, Senior Vice-President of Marketing. “Additionally, as our hospitality partners continue to simplify their operations, we looked to deliver a product that would excite their returning, all with an ease of execution.”
Lavender Lemon Syrup
This beautifully unique flavor is the perfect complement of fresh-picked lavender and hints of bright citrus combined with a vibrant violet color. Made with natural Meyer lemon flavor, it elevates and brightens the ever-popular lavender that has been popping up on beverage and food menus over the past couple of years.
“We specifically used natural Meyer lemon flavor for the authentic lemon taste it provides. Also unique is that this flavor will not curdle in dairy applications, making it highly-versatile in everything from lattes and shakes to cocktails and lemonades,” says Ronnie McAlister, Vice-President of Research and Development.
Honey Jasmine Syrup
This enchanting flavor combines delicate jasmine and organic wildflower honey for a beautiful combination with a gorgeous amber color.
“Most jasmine flavors on the market are very overpowering and can be off-putting to some,” says Brian Loukmas, Vice President of the Beverage and Culinary Innovation Team. “This flavor, however, has the perfect amount of jasmine that is nicely rounded out by the wildflower honey. It has quickly become a favorite of our mixologist team, who are now excited to develop recipes incorporating these new floral additions.”
Made without any artificial ingredients, these exquisite blends deliver a sophisticated bouquet of flavors in each sip, all year long.