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Top 45 Beverage Ideas in May

From Protein-Enriched Waters to Maple-Flavored Coffee Drinks

— May 20, 2016 — Lifestyle
With summer just around the corner, the May 2016 beverage trends reveal a clear emphasis on cold drinks. Not only is there a demand for unique ingredients and unexpected flavor combinations, but consumers have also begun looking for functional drinks that do more than just hydrate.

In terms of restaurant-crafted beverages, the May 2016 beverage trends reveal a continued demand for new and exciting flavors. This is particularly true when it comes to blended coffee beverages, which are now being infused with ingredients such as maple syrup, Oreo cookies and even cantaloupe juice.

However, when it comes to ready-to-drink beverages, consumers are shifting their attention towards functional drinks. For example, there are a number of drinks that provide a nutritional boost, such as protein-enriched waters and probiotic flaxseed milks. There are also drinks that promise more unusual benefits, such as cherry-based juices that promote sleep and botanical beverages that support healthy skin.
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Resurrected Caramel Coffee Drinks
Resurrected Caramel Coffee Drinks
The Caramel Cocoa Cluster Frappuccino is Back at Starbucks
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44
Barley-Based Juices
Barley-Based Juices
These Healthy Juices are Made from Fresh Fruit and Organic Barley
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43
Cookie-Flavored Coffees
Cookie-Flavored Coffees
Two Rivers Coffee and Felix & Norton Are Offering Single Serve Coffee Cups
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42
Low-Calorie Flavored Lemonades
Low-Calorie Flavored Lemonades
The 'Lucozade Zero' Range is a Low-Calorie Lemonade Option
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41
Baseball Stadium Fountain Drinks
Baseball Stadium Fountain Drinks
This Baseball Stadium Now Sells Egg Creams During Games
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40
Nostalgic Drink Releases
Nostalgic Drink Releases
The Hi-C Ecto Cooler Makes a Comeback for the 'Ghostbusters' Reboot
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39
Nutty Co-Branded Milkshakes
Nutty Co-Branded Milkshakes
f'real's Peanut Butter Cup Milkshake is Made with Reese's Chocolate
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38
Donut-Topped Milkshakes
Donut-Topped Milkshakes
The New Blueberry Donut Shake Combines Two Sweet Treats into One Dish
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37
Evening Cherry Beverages
Evening Cherry Beverages
This Chamomile-Infused Cherry Drink is Branded for Bedtime
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36
Snack-Sized Milkshakes
Snack-Sized Milkshakes
The New Mini Chillattas from Cinnabon Give Consumers More Size Options
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35
Cantaloupe-Flavored Frappuccinos
Cantaloupe-Flavored Frappuccinos
Starbucks Japan is Now Serving a Refreshing Cantaloupe Drink
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34
Maple-Flavored Coffee Drinks
Maple-Flavored Coffee Drinks
This Chain's Summer Menu Includes Two New Maple-Flavored Beverages
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33
Iced Coffee Floats
Iced Coffee Floats
This Chain is Now Offering Iced Beverages Made with Coffee Jelly
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32
Co-Branded Specialty Coffees
Co-Branded Specialty Coffees
Dunkin' Donuts Flavored Iced Coffees Boast Familiar Cookie Flavors
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31
Spicy Grapefruit Spritzers
Spicy Grapefruit Spritzers
This Chili and Grapefruit Cocktail Recipe is a Fizzy Refresher
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30
Cheese-Based Milkshakes
Cheese-Based Milkshakes
The Cheeeesy Gold Milkshake from Wayback Burgers is Made with Cheez Whiz
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29
Chocolatey Coconut Waters
Chocolatey Coconut Waters
This Chocolate-Flavored Coconut Water Appeals to the Health-Conscious
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28
Eco-Friendly Coffee Pods
Eco-Friendly Coffee Pods
A Recyclable K-Cup Helps to Reduce the Massive Waste Produce by the Brand
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27
Resurrected Campfire Drinks
Resurrected Campfire Drinks
The S'mores Frappuccino Will Return to Starbucks for a Limited Time
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26
Naturally Flavored Milkshakes
Naturally Flavored Milkshakes
This Flavored Milk Range is Made from All-Natural Ingredients
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25
Citrus-Flavored Sparkling Waters
Citrus-Flavored Sparkling Waters
Voss Water Now Comes in Two Refreshing Citrus Flavors
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24
Cola Kombucha Drinks
Cola Kombucha Drinks
Clearly Kombucha's 'Chai Cola' Blends Healthy Probiotics and Good Taste
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23
Mango Coffee Beverages
Mango Coffee Beverages
28 COFFEE Makes an Exotic Mango-Toffee Flavor That's Served Cold
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22
Coffee-Specific Flavor Shots
Coffee-Specific Flavor Shots
The New McCafe Flavor Shots Can Be Used to Create Custom Drinks
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21
Unified Identity Soda Pops
Unified Identity Soda Pops
The Coca-Cola One Brand Initiative Creates Same Look Around the World
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20
Lactose-Free Coffee Cups
Lactose-Free Coffee Cups
This Portable Iced Coffee Cup from Landessa is Made Without Lactose
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19
Sparkling Water Cans
Sparkling Water Cans
Perrier Sparkling Water Now Comes in Two Fun New Flavors and Slim Cans
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18
Refreshing Yogurt Drinks
Refreshing Yogurt Drinks
'Drink Chobani' is an On-the-Go Way to Enjoy the Brand's Yogurt Snacks
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17
Sweet Seasonal Drink Menus
Sweet Seasonal Drink Menus
These Sweet Summer Drinks are Made for Warmer Temperatures
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16
Probiotic Flaxseed Beverages
Probiotic Flaxseed Beverages
Good Karma's Probiotic Range Includes Dairy- and Nut-Free Milk
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15
Exotic Coconut Water
Exotic Coconut Water
CocoXim Makes Infused Coconut Water with Sour Plum and Lotus Seed
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14
Creamy Cookie Drinks
Creamy Cookie Drinks
These Tassimo Pods Make Oreo Cookie Hot Chocolate
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13
Nourishing Turmeric Lemonades
Nourishing Turmeric Lemonades
Shaki Transforms Lemonade into a Potent Turmeric Drink
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12
Butter Coffee Packets
Butter Coffee Packets
'Coffee Blocks' Only Need Water to Make the Perfect Butter Coffee
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11
Bee-Supporting Lemonades
Bee-Supporting Lemonades
Mikaila Ulmer's Me & The Bees Drink is Contracted to Whole Foods
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10
Elite Coffee Capsules
Elite Coffee Capsules
Strauss Coffee Creates a New Line that is as Flavorful as the Product
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9
Protein-Enriched Waters
Protein-Enriched Waters
The 'ON Protein Water' Range Supports Muscle Growth and Recovery
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8
Old-Fashioned Milk Products
Old-Fashioned Milk Products
The Low & Slow Milk Range is Made Using a Slow Pasteurization Method
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7
Meal-Replacing Superfood Shakes
Meal-Replacing Superfood Shakes
Chia Star's Beverages Leverage the Benefits of Fully Soaked Chia
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6
Dissolvable Loose Leaf Teas
Dissolvable Loose Leaf Teas
'Tea Drops' Provides a Mess-Free Alternative to Loose Leaf Tea
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5
Pea-Based Milks
Pea-Based Milks
Ripple by Method is a Nondairy Alternative That Tastes Like Its from Cows
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4
Organic Superfood Purees
Organic Superfood Purees
Shine Organics' Combines the Purest Produce and Micronutrients
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3
Functional Botanical Beverages
Functional Botanical Beverages
The New 'Belvoir Botanicals' Range Boasts Holistic Health Benefits
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2
Colorful Rainbow Coffees
Colorful Rainbow Coffees
This Barista Uses Food Coloring to Make Rainbow-Colored Coffee
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1
Fruit-Topped Juice Bottles
Fruit-Topped Juice Bottles
Siya's Juice Packaging System Emphasizes Freshness
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