Foodservice Press Release
Fresh California Avocados in Beverages: Green Makes Good
- Ann Segerstrom
Jul 1 2010
Irvine, CA (July 2010) — From satisfying fruit smoothies to sophisticated cocktails, foodservice customers are finding Fresh California Avocados on beverage menus. Says Kim Haasarud, whose consultancy—Liquid Architecture—develops beverage programs for restaurants and hotel groups, “My philosophy is to start with a lot of fresh ingredients. I really like using avocado because it adds a nice textural element that works in both savory drinks and sweet drinks.” Kim’s Avo Maria exemplifies her theory. For this southwestern version of a Bloody Mary, Kim balances the spiciness of jalapeno and chopped red onion with Fresh California Avocado.
Find the recipe for the Avo Maria, along with fresh takes on milkshakes, coolers, smoothies and suave cocktails on CaliforniaAvocado.com/Foodservice. Remember, Fresh California Avocados are at their peak, so now’s the time to take advantage of this season’s prime fruit. While on the site, order one or all of the free California Avocado Commission recipe collections—the Culinary Companion CD, and The Magic of the California Avocado, the Foodservice Menu Guide and Too Hot Not To Be Cool brochures—or call 800-370-3782.
About the California Avocado Commission
Created in 1978, the California Avocado Commission strives to increase demand for California Avocados through advertising, promotion and public relations, and engages in related industry activities that benefit the state’s 6,000 avocado growers. The California Avocado Commission serves as the official information source for California Avocados and the California Avocado industry. For information about Fresh California Avocados, visit CaliforniaAvocado.com/Foodservice, become a fan at Facebook.com/CaliforniaAvocados and follow the California Avocado Commission on Twitter at Twitter.com/CA_Avocados.