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Tree Top

April 06, 2011 18:52 ET

Freshen Summer Drink Menus With Three Great Selling Cocktails

Delicious Recipes Using Tree Top Mixers and Purees Will Attract Customers Looking for Something Fresh and Fun

SELAH, WA--(Marketwire - April 6, 2011) -  With summer drawing near, Tree Top's Fruit Creations offer bartenders and restaurateurs three new recipes that will attract customers who are looking for fresh, fun cocktails.

Created by acclaimed mixologist David Commer, the following three recipes are quick and easy for bar and restaurant staff to mix; plus they are cost-effective and attractive to customers seeking something new that also offers the health benefits of juice ingredients.

A video demonstration of the three cocktails being mixed by 2nd Street Grill bartenders Travis Heitman and Nate Homan can be viewed and linked to here: http://www.treetop.com/FoodService/marketingmessage2.aspx.

Ginger Peach Bellini
This delicious Bellini features fresh muddled ginger, Tree Top Peach Fruit Creations and sour mix topped with Prosecco and a splash of soda.

Ingredients:
1 sliced ginger, muddled
1 ounce Peach Fruit Creations
1 ounce Sour Mix
Top with 4 ounces Prosecco and 1 ounce soda

Directions:
Muddle ginger in shaker. Combine Peach Fruit Creations and sour mix in shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into glass with ice. Top with 4 ounces Prosecco and 1 ounce soda. Garnish with lemon corkscrew and candied ginger slice.

Berry Berry CocoTini
This refresher is full of rich berry and tropical flavors. Featuring Tree Top Mixed Berry Puree with Malibu rum, pineapple juice and fresh lime.

Ingredients:
1 ¼ ounces Malibu Coconut Rum
Tip: Substitute coconut water for an alcohol-free version
1 ounce pineapple juice
1 ounce Mixed Berry Fruit Creations
2 lime squeezes, leave in mix

Directions:
Combine ingredients in shaker with ice. Shake, pour and top with additional ice.

Raspberry Caipirissima
This tasty refresher is the perfect cocktail to cool off with! It features Bacardi rum with fresh lime squeezes, Tree Top Raspberry Fruit Creations and a touch of simple syrup.

Ingredients:
1 1/4 oz Bacardi Rum
3 lime squeezes, leave in mix
1 1/2 oz Raspberry Fruit Creations
1/4 oz Simple Syrup

Directions:
Combine ingredients in shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and pour into glass. Fill with ice. Garnish with lime corkscrew and serve.

Restaurateurs and bartenders wishing to include Tree Top Fruit Creations in their selection should call (509) 698-1559 to order product. Please visit the food service website for additional information: http://www.treetop.com/FoodService/FruitPuree/.

About Tree Top
Since 1960, Tree Top has provided premium, quality juices, fruit based products and ingredients to consumers and most of the world's leading manufactures. The grower-owned co-operative operates seven processing facilities in the heart of Washington's apple country, Oregon and California. With more than 1,000 growers, the co-op creates the widest array of fruit-based products and ingredients available on the market. Tree Top's passion and attention to quality and craftsmanship makes it the first choice for customers. For more information, visit www.treetop.com.

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