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The Perfect Summer Cocktail for You, Based on Your Zodiac Sign

published Jun 12, 2024
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When the weather warms up and you’re ready to head outside for patio parties or family BBQs, not much beats a chilled cocktail to help you unwind and enjoy the sunshine. When that cocktail is paired to your zodiac? Even better. Here’s which cocktail you should definitely have this season, based on your astrological sun sign (and how to make it!). 

Capricorn (December 22 – January 19): Frozen Capri-Sun Punch

Capricorns are known for being silly, funny, and generally entertaining people to be around. So ditch the traditional cocktail glass and get a little silly with a frozen drink served up in an actual Capri-Sun pouch. Who doesn’t love a boozy slushie?

Aquarius (January 20 – February 18): The Scofflaw Cocktail

Let’s face it — Aquarians can be a bit contrarian. They often feel like outcasts, and as a result, try to be esoteric on purpose. So the scofflaw, a drink named after a person who pushes back against the rules, is a great way for Aquarius to imbibe and celebrate their unique personality.

Pisces (February 19 – March 20): Bomb Pop Cocktail

As one of the most nostalgic of all the signs, Pisces loves a good throwback. So bring back the feeling of the ice cream truck with a cocktail that not only starts with jelly beans (another nostalgic treat!), but looks just like the layers of everyone’s favorite popsicle, the bomb pop.

Aries (March 21 – April 19): Clementine Cocktail

Aries is one of the boldest of the fire signs, and they need a drink to match that personality. Hand them a clementine cocktail — the bright orange color will speak to their desire to stand out and to be their exciting, fun self. They also like to be a little different, so the sweeter aspect of the clementine as opposed to the orange is perfect for them.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20): Classic Old-Fashioned

As a sign that hates changes, Taurus will be satisfied with a classic drink that’s been tried and tested. You can’t go wrong giving them an old-fashioned. They’ll feel comfortable, grounded, and ready to chill out with friends, as they love to do. A classic is a classic for a reason, right, Taurus?

Gemini (May 21 – June 21): Black Velvet Cocktail

Every Gemini has two sides — that’s why the sign is represented by twins. Mix up the black velvet for them, a drink with only two ingredients: Guinness and champagne. It’ll hit both sides of their personality (sassy and down-to-earth) so they feel seen on every level.

Cancer (June 22 – July 22): The Last Word Cocktail

Cancers are master grudge-holders. They’re sensitive and emotional, and hate to see people being treated poorly or unfairly — especially themselves. Since they have such a hard time letting go of a slight, make sure they get in the last word with this aptly-named cocktail.

Leo (July 23 – August 22): Elderflower Champagne Cocktail

Leos are the stars of the show, and they should have a summer cocktail that reflects the finer things in life — which mostly means themselves. A drink mixing elderflower, champagne, and fresh strawberries will really feel like it’s the fancy, high-end drink they deserve.

Virgo (August 23 – September 22): Ginger Honey Bee Cocktail

Virgos are perfectionists. They want everything done perfectly, so they pay a lot of attention to little details — something that’s reflected in their need to have everything done their particular way. Bees are similar, and build complicated hives in a very specific way. Virgo’s summer drink, the ginger honey bee, brings in that beehive vibe with a healthy dose of honey.

Libra (September 23 – October 23): The Bijou “Jewel” Cocktail

Beauty is personal for Libras. If they feel good on the outside, they will more than likely get a little boost on the inside, too. Libras should have a cocktail that oozes beauty — the bijou is perfect; it’s the French word for “jewel,” and blends the colors of diamonds, rubies, and emeralds.

Scorpio (October 24 – November 21): Rosé, Gin, and Pink Peppercorn Cocktail

When you think about which zodiac sign embodies moodiness, we’re sorry to say … it’s definitely Scorpio. That’s not necessarily a bad thing — it’s good to be in touch with your emotions. So let’s honor Scorpio’s subtle spiciness this summer with a drink spiked with peppercorn syrup.

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21): Aviation Cocktail

Wanderlust, thou art Sagittarius. Sags love to travel, to explore, to get out of their comfort zone, and experience new cultures and worlds. The aviation cocktail was invented for jet-setting travelers during the golden age of travel — so let’s revive it for a Sag taking a summer trip.

Do you identify with your zodiac’s perfect summer cocktail? Let us know in the comments below!