All posts filed under: seasonal

January Cocktail of the Month: The Horse’s Neck

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It’s January — a new year, a time for making resolutions, and unfortunately, a time that many of us get hit with the cough, cold, or flu. Yep, we’re in peak illness season, and according to the CDC, it’s only getting worse. While your doctor may prescribe a healthy dose of fluids to help get you better, we doubt they mean of the alcoholic kind. However, here at Cocktail Builder, we’re all about turning to […]

8 Easy Champagne Cocktails to Make on New Year’s Eve

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What’s New Year’s Eve without a little Champagne? This year, instead of toasting with a plain ol’ glass of bubbly, get fancy with one of these Champagne cocktails that crank the holiday spirit into high gear. With each having four ingredients or less, they’re as fun and festive as they are easy to make, leaving you plenty of time to actually celebrate instead of crafting cocktails until midnight.

Holiday Gift Guide: 5 Last-Minute Gift Ideas for the Cocktail Lover

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The holiday season is in full-swing, but if you’re anything like us, there’s a chance you haven’t even gotten around to shopping for gifts. Fear not: We’re not about to sit back and watch you have a total mental breakdown come December 24, forcing yourself to brave the mall alongside the other procrastinators. We’ve compiled a list of last-minute gifts that has something for everyone on your list (if they’re booze lovers like us, that […]

3 Easy Holiday Party Punches for Your End-of-Year Celebrations

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It’s that time of year — the time when holidays like Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year’s call us to celebrate like no other time of year. It’s when families join hands, friends throw reunions, and companies host holiday parties both in and out of the office. Unfortunately, it’s also a time that seems to cause far too much stress, especially if you’re planning a menu. Thankfully, there’s an easy way to eliminate some of the […]

Best Beer, Wine, and Cocktails to Serve With Thanksgiving Dinner

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If you plan on cooking Thanksgiving dinner this year, you’ve probably had the menu figured out for weeks. But what about the drinks to go along with said menu? While Thanksgiving isn’t complete without the booze, it can be easy to let alcohol take second place to your turkey. Instead of grabbing whatever wine you can find at the last minute, we’ve taken the stress out of the equation by providing you a list of […]

5 Pumpkin Cocktails You Need for Fall

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We’ve reached the peak of October and you know what that means: everyone is going crazy about pumpkins. From pumpkin pie to pumpkin spice lattes, the squash is everywhere this season. However, there’s a much more exciting way to consume the autumnal fruit. You guessed it: in a cocktail. While we still love other seasonal ingredients such as apples, cranberries, and pears, pumpkin adds a sweet and earthy flavor that’s unique and unexpected. If you, […]

The 5 Essential Cocktails You Need for Fall

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Fall has officially arrived and you know what that means: changing colors, warmer clothes, and swapping out summer’s light and refreshing cocktails for drinks that make us feel toasty inside. The following five cocktails, many made with fresh and seasonal ingredients, are essential sipping for autumn. They’re so delicious, you’ll almost forget you had to wave goodbye to summer.

September Cocktail of the Month: The Washington Apple

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Few things are better in fall than a crisp, juicy apple. And few places produce better apples than Washington State. While many minds might first go to New England when thinking of the fruit, Washington serves up more than 50 percent of the United States’ apples each year. There’s such a sense of pride in the industry, a cocktail created in its name has become a staple over the last 30 years. The Washington Apple […]

5 Easy Beer Cocktails That Are Perfect for Summer

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Few things are better than sipping a cold beer on a hot summer day — except maybe sipping a cold cocktail on a hot summer day. Beer? Cocktail? Beer? Cocktail? If you can’t decide, we’ve got good news. Now you don’t to. Beer makes for a surprisingly versatile mixer, bringing a range of flavors and depths to our favorite spirits. Whether you’re a fan of fruity cocktails or something with a savory edge, there’s a […]

4 Brazilian Cocktails You Need for the Olympics

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Have you been tuning into the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro? If not, you’re missing quite the event. Even more so, you’re missing out on an excellent reason to expand your cocktail repertoire with some excellent Brazilian creations you may have never had. Here are four libations that are perfect for sipping while watching the Olympics, no matter which country you’re rooting for. Given the location of this year’s games, we decided to keep […]