It’s no secret that here at Cocktail Builder we love our tequila. And it’s certainly no secret that tequila’s popularity skyrockets during the summer. In these warm weather months, we’re constantly in search of a new recipe or even a new brand to keep our love affair fresh — and well, friends, we’ve found both. Enter Código 1530 Rosa, a striking pink tequila that we guarantee will take over (if you haven’t already seen it […]
Independence Day, National Hot Dog Day, National Ice Cream Day — there’s a lot to celebrate in the month of July. But if you know anything about us, you know that our favorite holiday is all about the booze. That’s right, come July 24th we’ll be celebrating one of summer’s most popular spirits with National Tequila Day.
For this week’s article, we’ve partnered with former bartender Daniel Robinson of The Fervent Shaker. Check out his blog for new recipes and inspiration. There are two main categories every tequila falls into: mixto (blended) or 100% agave. The former is the type you’re likely to find at a college party. It’s cheaper than 100% agave and can leave you with a nasty pile of regret in the morning. The latter, on the other hand, […]
We only have a few more days before summer officially comes to an end, but that doesn’t mean the party needs to stop. You better believe we’re wrapping it up in a major way, toasting to summer with the following in-season cocktails. Join us, won’t you? Tequila-Watermelon Cocktail: What says summer more than sweet and juicy watermelon? Celebrate this fruit before it leaves for another nine months with this festive creation from chef Bobby Flay. […]
Be it in the form of a shot chased with lime or a frozen margarita, pretty much everyone and their mom has tasted tequila at some point in their lives. (And probably had a hangover from it too.) Yet despite the fact that it’s one of the most popular liquors around, tequila comes with many myths, legends, and misinformation. Here are seven crazy facts you might not have known about tequila: 1. Tequila is mezcal, […]
When you look back on your favorite summers as a kid, what kind of things come to mind? For us, it’s Slip ‘N Slides, water parks, baseball, and popsicles. Just thinking of that twinkling sound of the ice cream truck still gets us excited, and we become nostalgic for those sugar-filled days of sunshine and freedom. Sadly, summer comes to an end in just over a month. (We know, we know: But someone had to […]
We’ll always have a soft spot in our hearts for our go-to summer favorites, but these days we’ve been wanting to shake it up a bit. When Mother Nature decides to crank up the heat, we suggest cooling down with a cocktail that’s a bit more unique. Sorry, margarita, you’ve been replaced. Tequila-Watermelon Cocktail: Watermelon is everywhere in the summer, and we’re all about using seasonal ingredients whenever we can. This tequila-watermelon creation from chef […]