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Fall in Love With 6 Cocktails with Wine

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Wine purists might argue that you shouldn’t serve wine in a cocktail, but we respectfully disagree. Sometimes there’s just nothing better than mixing up your red, white or rose favorites by blending them with sugar syrups, spirits and fruits. Whether you want a wine-infused twist on a cocktail classic, a boozy take on an American dessert favorite, or a delicious winter warmer, here are the six wine cocktails that will see you through every season.

8 Easy Champagne Cocktails for 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.

New Year’s Resolutions for the Cocktail Lover

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Everyone usually has the same, traditional New Year’s resolutions: losing weight, eating better, or traveling more. Those are definitely valid things to work on, but c’mon, they’re not very exciting. This year,  spice things up a little! This can be the year you master mixology and become the go-to cocktail expert among your friends and family. And, to get you started, we’ve come up with three New Year’s resolutions for any cocktail lover.

Orange Juice: Most Versatile Cocktail Ingredient

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If you ask shrewd bar managers and restauranteurs in The Colony, the key to having a well-stocked bar is always keeping a supply of orange juice ready to go. To create the tastiest orange juice cocktails, it’s strongly recommended to grab a package of oranges and freshly squeeze the juice. However, if you don’t have the time or motivation to get crafty and make some fresh-squeezed OJ, you can simply pick up a bottle of […]

Drinks to Keep You Warm This Fall

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The leaves are falling, and that means cold weather is just around the corner. And while the temps are dropping, there’s no better time to warm up at a pub with good friends or snuggle up at home with a warm alcoholic beverage to keep the temperature up. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular warm alcoholic beverages that would be perfect for the next time you’re snowed in.

The Definitive Guide to Gluten Free Adult Beverages

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Partaking in an adult beverage or two with friends and family is one of our culture’s longest lasting pastimes and always will be. When it comes to family gatherings, it could even be called a tradition. It is something that nearly everybody who is of drinking age does on a seemingly regular basis. For someone who is following a gluten free diet, this pastime is not as enjoyable as it should be. Many adult beverages […]

How to Master the Bloody Mary

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Here, at Cocktail Builder, we love experimenting with new ingredients and flavor profiles — both trying something completely unexpected and putting an updated spin on time-tested libations. But in 2018, we’re going back to the basics, focusing our efforts on perfecting the classic cocktails that we all think we know. Sure, they’ve been around for a long time and it can be easy to believe that you’ve mastered them. But these cocktails are classics for […]

5 Hot Toddy Recipes for Cold Winter Nights

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Is there anything better than a hot drink on a cold winter night? And is there any hot drink better than a hot toddy? The classic mixture of liquor, spices, honey, and citrus imparts a cozy sense of warmth while also boasting soothing properties for winter-induced coughs and colds. While the traditional recipe calls for whiskey, honey, and lemon juice, there are endless ways to tailor a toddy to your needs. Prefer Scotch over bourbon? […]

4 Egg White Cocktails to Shake Up Now

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Few drinks are more luxurious, mouthwatering, and seemingly indulgent than an egg white cocktail. The once-feared ingredient — actually totally safe to drink! — is being used by today’s generation of talented bartenders in both superb renditions of long-standing favorites and inventive new creations. After a little shake, the result is a silky foam that delivers incredible creaminess, perfectly complementing the tang of sours, the herbaceousness of bitters, or highlighting an eye-catching garnish. The original […]