The Best Signature Cocktail for Your Zodiac Sign
Planning a party, big or small, comes with endless choices — decision fatigue is real! So let your signature cocktail be an easy pick and leave it to the stars. Here’s what they have to say about your sipping future.
ARIES (March 21 to April 19): DIY Dark & Stormy
Our first fire sign craves a little heat and something interactive since, Aries, you tend to lose interest quickly. Enter the DIY Dark & Stormy: The bartender hands you an ice-filled highball with dark rum and a lime wedge, plus a pretty bottle of ginger beer. Pour and mix at your leisure.
TAURUS (April 20 to May 20): Sangria
Simple, straightforward, and totally chill — Taurus, you like to keep it real. Skip the bartender; a big jug or pitcher of self-serve sangria is perfect for your no-fuss party personality.
GEMINI (May 21 to June 20): Mojito
Gemini, you need something you can grab and take on the dance floor! Nix anything in an easily spillable glass (read: martini glass or coupe); instead go for tall mojitos with awesome straws. Keep the energy up and the party going.
CANCER (June 21 to July 22): Champagne
We’re serving straight Champagne at our wedding (and lots of it) because I’m a classic cancer — a sign that’s notoriously, well, classic! Want to take it a step further? Have your bartenders turn the bubbly into Cognac French 75s by adding cognac, lemon juice, and simple syrup.
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LEO (July 23 to August 22): Watermelon Margarita
For a drink that’s as popular and spirited as you, Leo, serve watermelon margaritas. The key? Premium tequila and lots of pretty (dare we say over-the-top) garnishes. Everyone’s going to want to Instagram this one!
VIRGO (August 23 to September 22): Manhattan
You’re a purist and expect quality, Virgo – go with a classic cocktail that’s as precise as you are and serve simple Manhattans that let your choice of high-quality whiskey sing! After all, you have highly discriminating taste.
LIBRA (September 23 to October 22): Aviation
For a drink that’s as graceful and irresistible as you are, Libra, serve the Aviation. Just as you seek balance in all things, this elegant mixture of gin, lemon juice, and crème de violette is truly harmonious. Plus it looks as pretty as it tastes, which is important for you!
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SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21): Jack Rose
Play up your passion, Scorpio, with a scarlet drink that oozes sensuality and tastes delicious. The Jack Rose is simply applejack, lemon juice, and grenadine, but it looks sexy as hell. Get your sip on!
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21): Boulevardier
Fun-loving and adventurous, the Boulevardier (think a Negroni made with whiskey instead of gin) is warm and mellow just like you, Sagittarius. The version we’re serving at our wedding for the groom will be aged in wood from a 100-year-old boat! Doesn’t get more adventurous than that.
CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19): Martini
Serve a drink that’s straightforward, classic, and a little on the dry side — just like you, Capricorn. Make it a martini: gin, lemon twist, and nothing else. You’re salt-of-the-earth kind of people — time to embrace your timelessness.
AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18): Rum Old Fashioned
You’re a nonconformist, Aquarius. You like things that are innovative and modern, but nothing too adventurous. Enter the rum Old Fashioned — same recipe, different spirit. It’s classic and comfortable, with an unexpected twist. Guests will love your playful makeover!
PISCES (February 19 to March 20): Mai Tai
Pisces, play into your water-sign ways and opt for a signature drink that’s creative and free-spirited, but with subtle flavors you’re sure to love. Put a Mai Tai on the menu and make sure it’s garnished with pretty details. I see custom swizzles and straws in your future.
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