Astrology Inspired Cocktails for Your Zodiac
Updated: Sep 17, 2020
Astrology is one of our guilty pleasures, and we can’t help but read our horoscopes and associate just about everything that happens to us to it. We’re mixing it up today with the perfect cocktail for your zodiac and the recipes so you can try it or make it for yourself.
Your next drink is written in the stars. Warning: these might be very accurate.
Hot ‘n’ Sassy
Aries are captivated by things that are shiny and new, so the Hot ’n’ Sassy is an ideal cocktail for these cutting-edge rams. The cocktail’s name alone captures the Aries’ spirit, which is well-known for its fiery sensibilities. Aries will love impressing their loved ones with this fresh and fairly new cocktail - it might even become the ram’s official signature drink.
3 jalapeño slices, seeded 1 ounce lemon-lime soda
2 clementine slices, seeded ½ ounce lime juice
Muddle jalapeño and clementine slices into a cocktail shaker. Add vodka and ice and shake vigorously. Pour into a highball glass filled with fresh ice, lemon-lime soda, and lime juice. Stir and enjoy!
Amongst the astrological signs, the Taurus constellation represents the material world, including luxury items and money. As cosmic warriors, Taureans love surrounding themselves with grandeur, which is why the Gold Rush will strike rich for them. Its typical elegant presentation, combined with its smooth flavor profile, is sure to be an all-time favorite for any Taurus.
2 ounces bourbon
¼ ounce lemon juice
¾ ounce honey
Maraschino cherry, for garnish
Combine bourbon, lemon juice, and honey in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. To dissolve honey, shake vigorously for 20 seconds. Strain into a rocks glass with one large ice cube, and garnish with a maraschino cherry.
Geminis are the social butterflies of the zodiac, and these playful air signs can be found buzzing between parties and social gatherings. They’ll fancy taking their cheerfulness to the next level with Gin Fizz cocktails. Its characteristic foam is achieved by vigorous shaking. We know what you Geminis are thinking - this is a great excuse to bounce off the walls!
1 ounce club soda ¾ ounce simple syrup
1 ounce gin 1 egg white
1 ounce lemon juice
Pour club soda into a Collins glass and set aside. Combine the remaining ingredients in a shaker. Shake the mixture vigorously for 10 seconds. Add three ice cubes to the shaker and shake again...you guessed it...vigorously. Double-strain into prepared Collins glass, and take a big swig to commemorate a job well done.
Being surrounded by loved ones is very important to the gentle water sign Cancer, and during the cold winter, these celestial crabs like to stay cozy. They will love to get toasty with the Snuggler. It’s a comforting cocktail that offers a warm embrace during the colder months, and Cancers will enjoy serving up this homey drink for their closest companions.
1 packet instant hot chocolate 1 ounce peppermint schnapps
1 cup steaming hot water Whipped cream, for garnish
Prepare hot chocolate by adding a packet of instant hot chocolate to a mug of hot water. Add peppermint schnapps. Garnish with whipped cream, fuzzy socks, and a soft blanket.
Leos are the superstar of the zodiac and they know that we are living in a material world (queue Madonna). However, they also understand that diamonds aren’t forever, but that doesn’t mean Leos can’t sparkle! The Liquid Diamond is the perfect treat for extravagant lions.
2 ounces gin
1-ounce lime juice
1-ounce white cranberry juice
Combine all ingredients in a shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a rock glass over crushed ice. Stir until the glass is frosted on the outside, and top with more crushed ice to form an ice dome. Sparkle away!
Let’s face it: most Virgos prefer plain jane taverns over a vibrant tiki bar. The festive island ambiance just seems like too much for these straightforward earth signs, who enjoy simple ingredients, minimal garnishings, and the furthest thing from the flashy decor. The Planter’s Punch, however, may be Virgo’s getaway into a more lively, tropical paradise.
1 ½ ounces dark rum Club soda to fill
2 ounces pineapple juice Seasonal fruit, for garnish
¼ ounce grenadine
Add rum, pineapple juice, and grenadine to a shaker and shake well. Strain into a highball glass filled with ice, and top off with club soda. Garnish with seasonal fruit and get ready for some fun!
Bourbon Chai Toddy
Libras are ruled by Venus -- the celestial body that governs beauty, romance, and earthly delights (no surprise here as the charmers of the zodiac). The fragrant fusion of herbs and spices in the Bourbon Chai Toddy will be sure to satisfy Libra’s Venusian sensibilities by offering a fully immersive, sensory experience.
1 ounce chai tea ½ ounce orange liqueur
1 tablespoon honey Splash bitters
1 ounce bourbon Cinnamon stick, for garnish
Prepare hot chai tea and pour it into an Irish coffee glass. Add remaining ingredients except for garnish, and stir well. Garnish with a cinnamon stick. Sip slowly and enjoy this delicious liquid, embrace.
Fun Fact: Spiders and scorpions are distant cousins. They’re both creatures and arachnids. So, Scorpios will love the relation to a Black Widow cocktail. There’s also a wonderfully spooky ambiance that comes with sipping on this concoction. We suggest enjoying it during Halloween festivities...which just so happens to be during the Scorpio season.
3 blackberries, divided 1 ounce lime juice
3 fresh basil leaves, divided 1 teaspoon agave nectar
1 ½ ounces silver tequila
Using a muddler or the base of a wooden spoon, muddle two blackberries and two basil leaves in a shaker. Add remaining ingredients and fill the shaker with ice. Shake well. Strain into a martini glass filled with fresh ice. Skewer a blackberry and basil leaf onto a toothpick to garnish.
Fountain of Youth
Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter, a generous planet that is associated with abundance and good fortune. You may even notice that most Sagittarians often look younger than their age. For these fiery signs who want to turn back time, even more, the Fountain of Youth cocktail is the ideal boozy potion.
1 ½ ounces vodka 2 ounces prosecco
¾ ounce elderflower liqueur 2 fresh mint leaves, for garnish
¾ ounce lemon juice Orange slice, seeded, for garnish
Combine all ingredients except prosecco and garnishes in a shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously, and strain into a highball glass filled with crushed ice. Add prosecco, and garnish with mint leaves and orange slice -- now drink in the sparkling, youthful vitality.
Fear not, the Bloodhound cocktail is nothing to be afraid of. This drink has been around for over 100 years, which is a tradition that this earth sign admires. Capricorns are disciplined traditionalists who enjoy honoring old fashioned delicacies and multigenerational legacies. This is why these practical sea goats will love the Bloodhound for its timeless creation.
1-ounce gin ½ ounce strawberry liqueur
½ ounce sweet vermouth Fresh strawberry, for garnish
½ ounce dry vermouth
Combine all ingredients except garnish in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously for 30 seconds until cold, then strain the mixture into a martini glass. Garnish with fresh strawberries. A few sips and it’s sure to bring out the party animal in even the tamest of Capricorns!
A playful take on a Frozen Banana Daiquiri and the spirit of a Frozen Margarita, the Bananarita is a perfect cocktail for sweet tooth Aquarians. It’s the epitome of experimentation within mixology, which this air sign will appreciate since it admires unconventionality and innovation.
2 ounces heavy cream 1 ounce pineapple juice
1 ounce banana liqueur 1 ½ teaspoons granulated sugar
1 ounce silver tequila Maraschino cherry, for garnish
Combine all the ingredients except garnish in a blender filled with ice, mixing until smooth. Pour into a margarita glass, and garnish with a maraschino cherry. Aquarians will go bananas for this sweet treat.
Love Potion #9
Pisces is the most romantic sign of the zodiac and are known as the dreamers. For these emotional fish, every relationship seems like fate. Simply put, Pisces love to love, which is why the Love Potion #9 is the perfect match for them. Mystical Pisces should serve this potion to their crushes: after a few sips, they might be ready to fall head over heels.
⅓ cup fresh berries 1 ½ ounces raspberry-flavored vodka
⅓ cup fresh strawberries, hulled Fresh basil leaf, for garnish
⅓ cup fresh basil leaves
Using a muddler or the base of a wooden spoon, carefully muddle berries and basil leaves in a rocks glass. Fill the glass with ice, stir in vodka, and garnish with a basil leaf. Abracadabra!
A huge shoutout to Aliza Kelly Faragher, author of “The Mixology of Astrology” where these zodiac selections were picked from. Check out more cosmic cocktail recipes for every sign in her book.
Feel free to screenshot your sign or your loved one's signs and share this post! It's 5 o'clock somewhere right? Oh, and remember: always drink responsibly.