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Hot chocolates, lattes, steamers; winter warmers of all kinds are possible with Sweetbird.

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Almond Chai Choc

  • 1 pump Sweetbird Chai syrup
  • 1 pump Sweetbird Almond syrup
  • 2 pumps Sweetbird Chocolate sauce
  • steamed milk

Combine syrups and sauce in a cup, top with steamed milk, stir and finish with a dusting of cinnamon.

Almond Mocha

  • 2 pumps Sweetbird Almond syrup
  • 2 pumps Sweetbird Chocolate sauce
  • double shot espresso
  • steamed milk

Combine the syrup, sauce and espresso in a cup. Top with steamed milk and serve.

Top tip! Add an extra layer of indulgence with whipped cream and a dusting of ground almonds.

Apple Pie Latte

  • 1 pump Sweetbird Toffee Apple syrup
  • 1 pump Sweetbird French Vanilla syrup
  • double shot of espresso
  • steamed milk

Combine the syrups with the espresso in a cup, top with steamed milk and serve dusted with brown sugar and cinnamon.

Banana Steamer

  • 2 pumps Sweetbird Banana syrup
  • 2 pumps Sweetbird White Chocolate sauce
  • steamed milk
  • mini marshmallows

Combine syrup and sauces in a cup and top up with steamed milk. Top with marshmallows and serve.

Berry Bakewell Soothie™

  • 2 pumps Sweetbird Amaretto syrup
  • 50ml Sweetbird Raspberry & Blackcurrant smoothie
  • Hot water

Combine smoothie and syrup in your cup, top up with hot water and stir. Now enjoy!

Berry Crumble Hot Fruit Soothie™

  • 50 ml Sweetbird Raspberry & Blackcurrent Smoothie
  • 2 pumps Sweetbird Cinnamon Syrup
  • Hot Water

Pour smoothie into cup and add syrup. Top with hot water, stir and serve.

Bristol Fashion

  • 3 pumps Sweetbird Chocolate sauce
  • 1 pump Sweetbird Coconut syrup
  • 1 shot dark rum (optional)
  • steamed milk

In honour of Sweetbird’s hometown! Combine syrup, sauce and rum in a cup, top with steamed milk and serve.

Butter Pecan Latte

 

  • 1 pump Sweetbird Butterscotch syrup
  • 1/2 pump Sweetbird Hazelnut syrup
  • 1/2 pump Sweetbird Almond syrup
  • double espresso
  • steamed milk

Combine espresso and syrup. Top with steamed milk. Inhale!

Cafe Creme Brulee

  • 1 pump Sweetbird White Chocolate syrup
  • 1 pump Sweetbird Caramel syrup
  • double espresso
  • steamed milk
  • cream
  • honeycomb

Combine the espresso and syrups in a cup, top with the milk, stir and finish with whipped cream and crumbled honeycomb. That is beyond a drink.

Caramel Latte

  • 2 pumps Sweetbird Caramel syrup
  • double espresso
  • steamed milk

Combine the espresso and syrup in a cup and top with steamed milk.

Top tip! Drizzle with Sweetbird Caramel sauce for a little va-va-voom!

Caramel Macchiato

  • 1 pump Sweetbird Caramel syrup
  • Sweetbird Caramel sauce (for drizzling)
  • double espresso
  • a little splash of steamed milk
  • dollop of foamed milk

Pour espresso, caramel syrup and steamed milk into an espresso glass then top with a thick layer of foam and drizzle with caramel sauce…pretty!

Caramel Truffle Latte

  • 1 pump Sweetbird Caramel sauce
  • 2 pumps Sweetbird Amaretto syrup
  • steamed milk
  • shot of espresso

Combine espresso, sauce and syrup. Top with milk and drizzle with a little extra sauce.

Cherry Danish

  • 1 pump Sweetbird Eggnog syrup
  • 2 pumps Sweetbird Cherry syrup
  • 1 pump Sweetbird French Vanilla syrup
  • steamed milk
  • whipped cream

Combine the eggnog syrup and 1 pump of the cherry syrup with the steamed milk. Finish with a dollop of cream flavoured with the french Vanilla syrup and drizzle the remaining cherry syrup over. Naughty.

Chilli Chai

  • 2 pumps Sweetbird Chai syrup
  • 2 pumps Sweetbird Chilli syrup
  • steamed milk

Combine syrups, top with milk and stir. Spicy!

Chilli Hot Chocolate

  • 3 pumps Sweetbird Chilli syrup
  • 3 pumps Sweetbird Chocolate sauce
  • steamed milk

Combine syrup with sauce and top with milk. Hot stuff!

Chilli-chino

  • 2 pumps Sweetbird Chilli syrup
  • double espresso
  • foamed milk

Combine the coffee and syrup and top with a good thick milk foam.

Chocolate Brownie

  • 2 pumps Sweetbird Caramel Fudge syrup
  • 3 pumps Sweetbird Chocolate sauce
  • steamed milk

Combine ingredients and finish with a dusting of cocoa powder.

Chocolate Caramel Bliss

  • 2 pumps Sweetbird Dark Chocolate sauce
  • 2 pumps Sweetbird Caramel syrup
  • steamed milk
  • whipped cream
  • double espresso

Combine the sauce, syrup and espresso in a cup, top up with milk, stir and top with whipped cream and drizzle a little syrup over the cream. Oh my.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie Latte

  • 2 pumps of Sweetbird Chocolate syrup
  • 1 tsp of smooth peanut butter
  • double espresso
  • steamed milk

Combine the espresso, syrup and peanut butter. Top with milk.

Chocolate Spice

  • 1 scoop Zuma 100% Fairtrade Dark Hot Chocolate powder
  • 2 pumps Sweetbird Winter Spice syrup
  • Steamed milk

Combine the hot chocolate powder with the syrup, stir to make a paste and add the steamed milk.

Cinnamon ‘n’ Honey Latte

  • 2 pumps Sweetbird Cinnamon syrup
  • 1 tsp honey
  • double espresso
  • steamed milk

Combine the espresso, honey and syrup. Top with milk.

Co-co-cookies Happé™

  • 2 pumps Sweetbird Coconut syrup
  • 1/2 a 40g scoop Zuma Cookies & Cream frappé powder
  • Steamed milk

Combine your frappé powder and syrup in your cup, add a splash of hot water and stir to make a paste. Top up with steamed milk, now enjoy!

Coconut Haystack Steamer

  • 2 pumps Sweetbird Caramel sauce
  • 2 pumps Sweetbird Coconut syrup
  • steamed milk

Combine all ingredients and dust with toasted coconut.

Dark & White Chocolate Au Lait

  • 3 pumps Sweetbird Chocolate sauce
  • 2 pumps Sweetbird White Chocolate syrup
  • steamed milk

Mix the sauce and syrup then add the milk and stir well. Now that’s a hot chocolate.

Dark Cherry Hot Choc

  • 3 pumps Sweetbird Chocolate sauce
  • 2 pumps Sweetbird Cherry syrup
  • steamed milk

Combine syrup and sauce, top with steamed milk. Deelish!

Double Irish Cream Espresso

  • 2 pumps Sweetbird Irish Cream syrup
  • double espresso

Add the syrup to the espresso. Serve in a glass so that it looks like a miniature Guinness.

Easter Chick Surprise

If your customers have little monkeys with them this Easter, they’ll love this eggstra special treat!

  • 1 pump Sweetbird Chocolate sauce
  • 1 pump Sweetbird Caramel sauce
  • 2 pumps Sweetbird Banana syrup
  • steamed milk
  • whipped cream

Combine sauce and syrup, add the milk, top with whipped cream and decorate with chocolate sauce on the outside and caramel sauce in the middle – like a creme egg!

Electro-Choc Therapy

  • double shot espresso
  • 1 pump Sweetbird Chocolate sauce
  • 1 pump Sweetbird Irish Cream syrup
  • 1 pump Sweetbird Hazelnut syrup
  • steamed milk

Combine espresso and syrup in the cup and top up with steamed milk.

Top tip! Dust with chocolate powder and shaved hazelnut for a luxurious finish.

Flavoured Americano

  • double shot of espresso
  • 2 pumps of Sweetbird syrup
  • boiling water

Add syrup to the cup, top up to 3/4 with hot water then add the freshly pulled espresso.

Flavoured Cappuccino

  • double shot of espresso
  • 2 pumps of Sweetbird syrup of your choice
  • foamed milk

Add the syrup to the freshly pulled double shot of espresso and top with foamed milk.

Flavoured Latte

  • double shot of espresso
  • 2 pumps of Sweetbird syrup (choose from the coffee flavours)
  • steamed milk

Pull a double shot of espresso to your cup, add 2 pumps of your chosen syrup and top up with steamed milk.

Top tip! Vanilla, Caramel and Hazelnut are classic partners for coffee, so start with these. You could also try Amaretto, Butterscotch or Gingerbread for something a little bit different.

French Vanilla Nut Cappucino

  • 1 pump Sweetbird French Vanilla syrup
  • 1 pump Sweetbird Hazelnut syrup
  • double espresso
  • foamed milk

Combine espresso and syrup. Top with milk and dust with brown sugar. Now that’s a cappuccino!

Fruit ‘n’ Nut Hot Choc

  • 3 pumps Sweetbird Chocolate sauce
  • 1 pump Sweetbird Cherry syrup
  • 1 pump Sweetbird Hazelnut syrup
  • steamed milk

Combine sauce and syrup and add steamed milk.

 

Gingerbread Latte

  • 2 pumps Sweetbird Gingerbread syrup
  • double espresso
  • steamed milk

Combine the espresso and syrups, top with the milk.

Top tip! Sprinkle with crushed ginger biscuits

Hazelnut & Caramel Latte

  • 1 pump Sweetbird Caramel sauce
  • 1 pump Sweetbird Hazelnut syrup
  • double espresso
  • steamed milk

Combine the sauce, syrup and espresso in a cup, top with the milk

Top tip! Add an extra drizzle of caramel sauce and a sprinkle of finely chopped nuts

Hot Peach Tea

  • 4 pumps Sweetbird Peach Iced Tea syrup

Add boiling water to the syrup and stir well.

Intense Chocolate Orange

  • 3 pumps Sweetbird Chocolate sauce
  • 1 pump Sweetbird Orange syrup
  • Steamed milk

Put the sauce and syrup in a cup and mix well. Top up with steamed milk and serve.

Top tip! When using acidic syrups like Orange in your hot drinks, make sure you mix the syrup with the chocolate sauce well before adding the milk. Also take care to make sure your milk is not too hot – 65 degrees is perfect!

Lemon & Ginger Hot Fruit Soothie™

  • 50 ml Sweetbird Lemon Smoothie
  • 2 pumps Sweetbird Gingerbread Syrup
  • Hot Water

Pour smoothie into cup and add syrup. Top with hot water, stir and serve.

Lemon & Pineapple Hot Fruit Soothie™

  • 50 ml Sweetbird Lemon Smoothie
  • 2 pumps Sweetbird Pineapple Syrup
  • Hot Water

Pour smoothie into cup and add syrup. Top with hot water, stir and serve.

London Fog

  • 2 pumps Sweetbird Vanilla syrup
  • Earl Grey Tea
  • steamed milk

Prepare the Earl Grey tea according to the manufacturer’s instructions, then add the syrup and a splash of steamed milk.

Merry Berry Soothie™

  • 50 ml Sweetbird Raspberry & Blackcurrant smoothie
  • 2 pumps Sweetbird Winter Spice syrup
  • Hot Water

Pour smoothie into cup and add syrup. Top with hot water, stir and serve.

Minty Mocha

  • 1 pump Sweetbird Mint syrup
  • 1 pump Sweetbird Chocolate syrup
  • steamed milk
  • double espresso

Combine espresso and syrups in a cup and top with the milk.

Neapolitan

  • 1 pump of Sweetbird Chocolate sauce
  • 1 pump Sweetbird Strawberry syrup
  • 1 pump of Sweetbird Vanilla syrup
  • 350ml steamed milk

Add Chocolate syrup to bottom of cup, fill to one-third with steamed milk and stir. In a separate pitcher combine Strawberry and Vanilla syrup with one-third milk and steam, then pour this milk syrup mix in on top of chocolate mix. Now top with a thick layer of dense foam. The drink should look layered – just like the ice cream!

Nutty Sticky Toffee Happé™

  • 2 pumps Sweetbird Hazelnut syrup
  • 1/2 a 40g scoop Zuma Sticky Toffee frappé powder
  • Steamed milk

Combine your frappé powder and syrup in your cup, add a splash of hot water and stir to make a paste. Top up with steamed milk, now enjoy!

Parisian

  • 1 pump Sweetbird Hazelnut syrup
  • double espresso
  • whipped cream

Combine espresso and syrup, top with cream and shaved hazelnut.

Peach & Orange Hot Fruit Soothie™

  • 50 ml Sweetbird Peach Smoothie
  • 2 pumps Sweetbird Orange Syrup
  • Hot Water

Pour smoothie into cup and add syrup. Top with hot water, stir and serve.

Peach Cobbler Hot Fruit Soothie™

  • 50 ml Sweetbird Peach Smoothie
  • 2 pumps Sweetbird White Chocolate Syrup
  • Hot Water

Pour smoothie into cup and add syrup. Top with hot water, stir and serve.

Peanut Butter 100% Fairtrade Dark Hot Chocolate

• 1 scoop Zuma 100% Fairtrade Dark Hot Chocolate
• 2 pumps Sweetbird Peanut Butter syrup

Make a paste with the chocolate powder and a little hot water; add syrup, stir, top with steamed milk and a sprinkle of chocolate powder.

Peanut Butter Mocha

• 2 pumps Sweetbird Peanut Butter syrup
• single espresso
• 1 scoop Zuma Original Chocolate

Make a paste with the chocolate powder and espresso; add syrup, stir, top with steamed milk.

Pumpkin Spice Latte

  • double shot espresso
  • 2 pumps Sweetbird Pumkin Spice syrup
  • steamed milk
  • cinnamon (to finish)

Combine syrup with freshly pulled espresso, top up with steamed milk and dust with cinnamon to finish.

Rocky Road Hot Chocolate

  • 3 pumps Sweetbird Chocolate Sauce
  • 1 pump Sweetbird Cherry Syrup
  • 1 pump Sweetbird Toasted Marshmallow syrup
  • steamed milk

Combine the sauce with the syrups and add the steamed milk.

Top tip! Sprinkle with cherry, biscuit or chocolate pieces and mini-marshmallows!

Salted Caramel Cookie Happé™

  • 2 pumps Sweetbird Salted Caramel syrup
  • 1/2 a 40g scoop Zuma Cookies & Cream frappé powder
  • Steamed milk

Combine your frappé powder and syrup in your cup, add a splash of hot water and stir to make a paste. Top up with steamed milk, now enjoy!

Salted Caramel Latte

  • 2 pumps Sweetbird Salted Caramel Syrup
  • steamed milk

Combine espresso and syrup in a cup, top with steamed milk and serve with a sprinkle of rock salt on the saucer.

 

 

Salted Caramel Steamer Happé™

  • 2 pumps Sweetbird Salted Caramel syrup
  • 1/2 a 40g scoop Non Dairy Vanilla Bean frappé powder
  • Steamed milk

Combine your frappé powder and syrup in your cup, add a splash of hot water and stir to make a paste. Top up with steamed milk, now enjoy!

Salted Caramel White Hot Chocolate

• 2 pumps Sweetbird White Chocolate sauce
• 2 pumps Salted Caramel syrup

Mix the sauce and syrup then top with steamed milk.

Secret Squirrel

  • 1 pump Sweetbird Amaretto syrup
  • 1 pump Sweetbird Hazelnut syrup
  • steamed milk
  • double espresso

Combine the espresso with the Amaretto syrup. Steam the milk with the Hazelnut syrup and add to the espresso.

Skinny Squirrel

  • double espresso
  • 2 pumps Sweetbird Sugar-free Hazelnut syrup
  • steamed skimmed milk (cows or soya)

Combine the syrup with a freshly pulled double shot of espresso and top with steamed milk.

Spiced Americano

  • 2 pumps Sweetbird Chai syrup
  • double espresso
  • hot water

Add syrup to cup, top up to 3/4 with hot water and add espresso. A real mood-booster!

Spiced Caramel Apple Steamer

  • 2 pumps Sweetbird Caramel sauce
  • 1 pump Sweetbird Toffee Apple syrup
  • 1 pump Sweetbird Cinnamon syrup
  • steamed milk

Combine sauce and syrups and add steamed milk. Comforting!

 

Spiced Chocolate Steamer

  • 3 pumps Sweetbird Chocolate sauce
  • 2 pumps Sweetbird Cinnamon syrup
  • steamed milk
  • cinnamon (to finish)

Combine sauce and syrup in a cup then top up with steamed milk. Stir and dust with cinnamon to serve.

Sticky Salted Caramel Toffee Happé™

  • 2 pumps Sweetbird Salted Caramel syrup
  • 1/2 a 40g scoop Zuma Sticky Toffee frappé powder
  • Steamed milk

Combine your frappé powder and syrup in your cup, add a splash of hot water and stir to make a paste. Top up with steamed milk, now enjoy!

Strawberry Lime Hot Fruit Soothie™

  • 50 ml Sweetbird Strawberry Smoothie
  • 2 pumps Sweetbird Lime Syrup
  • Hot Water

Pour smoothie into cup and add syrup. Top with hot water, stir and serve.

Toasted Marshmallow Hot Choc

  • Zuma Original Hot Chocolate powder
  • 2 pumps Sweetbird Toasted Marshmallow syrup
  • steamed milk

Combine the hot chocolate and syrup in a cup then top up with steamed milk.

Top tip! Perfect for bonfire night! Top with mini-marshmallows for extra wow factor.

Toffee Apple Hot Choc

  • 3 pumps Sweetbird Chocolate sauce
  • 2 pumps Sweetbird Toffee Apple syrup
  • steamed milk

Combine the sauce and syrup in a cup then top up with steamed milk.

Top tip! This is a perfect signature drink for autumn. Add wow factor by pouring an apple shape with the milk or by adding a drizzle of Sweetbird Caramel sauce.

Toffee Latte

  • 2 pumps Sweetbird English Toffee syrup
  • steamed milk
  • double espresso

Combine espresso and syrup, top with milk.

Trick or Treat

  • 1 pump Sweetbird Caramel syrup
  • 1 pump Sweetbird Pumpkin Spice syrup
  • double espresso
  • steamed milk

Combine syrups with espresso and top up with steamed milk. Serve with your scariest latte art, of course!

Venetian Coffee

  • 2 pumps Sweetbird Amaretto syrup
  • double espresso
  • cream

Whip cream with 1 pump syrup. Combine espresso with remaining syrup in a small cup and top with the flavoured cream.

Top tip! Garnish with a cherry.

Warm Cinnamon Delight

  • 2 pumps Sweetbird Chai syrup
  • 2 pumps Sweetbird Cinnamon syrup
  • steamed milk

Combine syrups, top with milk and a dusting of cinnamon powder.

White Christmas

  • 1 pump Sweetbird Eggnog syrup
  • 2 pumps Sweetbird White Chocolate sauce
  • steamed milk
  • whipped cream

Combine syrups, sauce and milk. Top with whipped cream. Dreamy!

Winter Warmer

  • Zuma White Hot Chocolate powder
  • 2 pumps Sweetbird Chilli syrup
  • 1 pump Sweetbird Gingerbread syrup
  • steamed milk

Combine the hot chocolate and syrups in the cup and top up with steamed milk.

Winter Wonderland Hot Chocolate

  • 1 scoop Zuma White Hot Chocolate powder
  • 2 pumps Sweetbird Winter Spice syrup
  • Steamed milk

Combine the hot chocolate powder with the syrup, stir to make a paste and add the steamed milk.

Top tip! Add whipped cream and sprinkle with Zuma Mini Marshmallows for a white Winter wonderland treat!