A Cocktail Based On Your Zodiac Sign

What does your zodiac say about you? Are you a fiery Scorpio with plenty of loyalty and energy? How about an empathetic Cancer with a deep love for the people close to you? Or maybe you’re an expressive Libra who makes friends everywhere you go? No matter which sign you are, horoscopes can be a way to discover more about yourself and how you sail through life and relationships. Much like a horoscope, our Zodiac Cocktails are based on what makes you tick, what flavors you prefer, and what overall vibe you give off through your sign. So get ready to gather your friends and throw a zodiac cocktail party where everyone can bring their sign’s cocktail. You might just learn a little more about each other and yourself along the way!

Paloma, A Cocktail for Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)

An Aquarius inspired Paloma cocktail filled with white looking liquid and topped with a slice of blood orange.

Leave it to Aquarius to overthink the obvious. At its core, the Paloma is a simple, humble highball with just two ingredients: tequila and grapefruit soda. But an Aquarian, always the innovator, would immediately ask: What if it could be more? They can’t resist making improvements. Because tequila is the most important ingredient in a Paloma, this is where the Aquarian opportunity to tweak and evolve comes in.

Corpse Reviver #2, A Cocktail for Pisces (February 20-March 20)

A Corpse Reviver Cocktail for Pisces in a glass with green liquid and yellow garnishes all on a black reflective table.

Absinthe and necromancy in a cocktail. Pisces, do we have your attention? Prescient Pisceans will be drawn to all the weird vibes the Corpse Reviver #2 has to offer. The fish is ruled by not just one, but two planets. Jupiter, god of abundance, would be happy with a drink with no less than five ingredients. Neptune, god of mystery, would love the dark and intriguing flavor profile.

Boulevardier, A Cocktail for Aries (March 21-April 20) 

A glass of a red Boulevardier cocktail for Aries topped with an orange twist and big ice cube.

Strong and opinionated Aries should find plenty to endorse in this classic quaff cocktail. The Boulevardier’s “go big or go home” flavor, which comes from use of rye whisky, echoes the life strategy embraced by most Rams. This variation on a negroni is often the topic of heated conversation amongst bartenders and Aries sure won’t shy away from a debate.

Extra-Botanical Gin and Tonic, A Cocktail for Taurus (April 20-May 20)

A gin and tonic cocktail for Taurus sits on a black table in a tall glass topped with different citruses and surrounded by geodes.

The bull of the zodiac, Taurus, may at first appear like a stubborn beast but really they just want to sit quietly in green pastures amongst the clover and dandelions, inhaling the scent of wildflowers from a gentle breeze. Dependable Taurus needs only the quiet luxury of a well-made gin and tonic–it’s something you can find just about anywhere and it’s affordably priced.

Daiquiri, A Cocktail for Gemini (May 21-June 21)

A cocktail for gemini that's two glasses filled with an iridescent liquid and topped with a lime.

Gemini is that girl or guy: the one with the je ne sais quoi the rest of the zodiac just can’t outdo. Or keep up with. Their zest for life makes the Twins a perfect match for the versatility of the daiquiri. In a silly, goofy mood? Try a bright pink strawberry daiquiri. The mercurial moods of most Geminis will create openings for all of the above at one time or other so keep the bar cart well stocked.

Margarita, A Cocktail for Cancer (June 22-July 22) 

A margarita cocktail for cancer in a small blue glass with a lime garnish and salt rim. Selenite sits near by on the black table.

The margarita is well-loved by just about everyone for its ability to bring people together. Compassionate, understanding Cancer is sure to relate. To Cancer, “midnight margaritas” a la Practical Magic is their idea of a perfect time: dancing around a beautiful kitchen, pouring drinks for their loved ones by the light of the moon, and a communal attempt to cope with how unhinged life seems to be.

Aperol Spritz, A Cocktail for Leo (July 23 to August 22)

A cocktail for Leo with red liquid in a wine glass topped with an orange slice and surrounded by crystals on the table.

Leos are fiery creatures filled with passion, fueled with self-confidence, and unafraid of being the center of attention. Could there really be any other drink to represent the lions of the zodiac than the Aperol Spritz? Leo is already daydreaming about their starring role in a stunning film about life and love in the Italian countryside. Similarly, the spritz is no stranger to the spotlight.

Gin Martini, A Cocktail for Virgo (August 23-September 22)

A gin Martini cocktail for Virgo on a tabletop with a star topper in the glass and purple amethyst on the table.

Classic gin martinis are one of the most under appreciated cocktails out there. It takes time to select and perfect the ingredients and methods required for an impeccable gin martini. Meticulous Virgo will no doubt have mastered this meditative ritual: the perfect cocktail party cannot proceed without a martini. A very Virgo pro tip: make a large batch of martinis ahead of time. 

Cosmopolitan, A Cocktail for Libra (September 23-October 22)

A cocktail for Libra includes tow glasses filled with a pink cosmopolitan with lemon garnish against a black background.

Fun, flirty, and aesthetically pleasing Libra couldn’t be represented by any drink besides the lovable Cosmopolitan, immortalized in HBO’s Sex and the City. The cocktail embraced by fictitious NYC socialite Carrie Bradshaw (canonically a Libra!) is the obvious choice for the sign ruled by Venus, the authority on all things relating to love and beauty.

Scorched Earth, A Cocktail for Scorpio (October 23-November 21)

A geometric wine glass with red liquid inside as a cocktail for scorpio. A person holds a lit lighter nearby against the black background.

Though they may be a water sign, Scorpio when provoked is notoriously fiery. Still, it’s not all battle and brooding with Scorpios. There’s deep attachment and loyalty. The Scorched Earth would be like any other Negroni variation were it not for mezcal and amaro. Both mezcal and amaro have rich history in their respective cultures for being closely guarded family secrets–something staunch and loyal Scorpio can relate to.

Espresso Martini, A Cocktail for Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)

A espresso martini cocktail for Sagittarius sits in a glass, topped with espresso powder with a crystal gem to the left.

What better way to get the party started than putting an espresso martini into the hands of a Sagittarius? They appreciate the bright, social side of things, but also something more nuanced and complex. That’s why we’ve altered the traditional espresso martini a bit. In this version, Maggie’s Farm coffee liqueur and Averna elevate this classic into something special that all the signs of the heavens will adore.

Black Manhattan, A Cocktail for Capricorn (December 22-January 19)

A Black Manhatten cocktail for Capricorn in a fancy glass with a star topper cocktail stick and crystals around the glass.

Hardworking, ambitious Capricorn sometimes takes a minute off to appreciate the finer things in life, and a Black Manhattan is just that. The usual sweet vermouth, however, is too easy for the rock-climbing goat, so we instead suggest Averna, which provides a luxurious flavor that more than holds its own against rye whisky.

Text and Recipes by Kait Fellers / Styling by Star Laliberte / Photography by Laura Petrilla

All 12 zodiac signs represented in a grouping of colorful cocktails in different shapes and sized of glasses with crystal on a black reflective surface, making the image look cosmic.


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