Pssst... wanna be able to shoot the espresso with some of the biggest beverage thinkers? Wanna think, drink, and create with flavor? Then, you gotta be able to talk the talk and walk the walk. So here are the beverage basics to get you started. Just put one shot in front of the other and you're well on your way to a more evolved way of drinking.


A rich dark roast coffee that is brewed quickly using water under pressure. A single shot should measure about 1 1/2 ounces.


A single shot of espresso served in a 6 oz cup and filled with hot water


A 6 oz drink that is 1/3 espresso, 1/3 steamed milk, and 1/3 frothed milk


Latte or Caffe Latte
An 8 to 10 oz drink made with a single shot of espresso, filled with steamed milk and topped with a dollop of foamed milk (a double latte contains 2 shots of espresso and a triple contains three shots)


Mocha or Caffe Mocha
A single shot of espresso mixed to taste with chocolate syrup and 5 oz of steamed milk. Usually topped with whipped cream.


Café au Lait or Café con Lechene
The French and Spanish versions, respectively, of a beverage made with brewed dark roast coffee combined with heated milk (steamed milk may be used as well). Served in a cup or a bowl, as these are typically considered breakfast beverages.


Italian Soda
A combination of club soda or sparkling water and flavored syrup. Traditional Italian cream sodas or cremosas are topped with about 1/2 oz of half and half or heavy cream.


A frozen mixture of water, Italian syrup, and other ingredients such as fruit juice or coffee.



This winter, cocoa is hot. Showcase this holiday favorite by customizing it with seasonal flavors like Torani Peppermint and Cinnamon syrups.

Top your cocoa creations with festive garnishes like peppermint-flavored whipped cream, mini candy canes and shaved chocolate and you'll put everyone in a festive mood.


Peppermint Bean Cocoa 1 oz.

Torani Chocolate Mocha sauce 1/2 oz. Torani Vanilla Bean syrup 1/4 oz. Torani Peppermint syrup 8 oz. milk Top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.

Candy Cane Cocoa 1 oz.

Torani Chocolate Mocha Sauce 1/2 oz. Torani Peppermint syrup 8 oz. milk Top with whipped cream and garnish with a small candy cane.

Winter White Cinnamon Cocoa 1 oz.

Torani White Chocolate Mocha sauce 1/2 oz. Torani Cinnamon syrup 8 oz. milk Top with whipped cream and ground cinnamon.

Spiced White Cocoa 1 oz.

Torani White Chocolate sauce 1/2 oz. Torani Ginger Spice syrup Splash Torani Cinnamon syrup 8 oz. milk Top with whipped cream and ground cinnamon or nutmeg.


Customers are always looking for the freshest and newest drinks. As the leader in flavor blending and drink creativity, Torani has countless ways to help your menu succeed for every day part and each season.

Flavored beverages command a higher price than traditional offerings, so your beverage menu yields real profits. Customers will pay more for premium, handcrafted beverages, especially signature beverages unique to your operation. Torani products let you easily customize your beverage offerings according to customer demand, seasonal menu items and on-going promotions.

Italian Sodas are easy to prepare and build menu profits while offering guests a chance to create and customize their own flavorful drinks. The perfect alternative to sugary, caffeinated sodas and an ideal addition to any Kids' Menu.