How to Pick the Perfect Cocktails Based on Zodiac Signs

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From Mimosas to Mules, everybody has a drink of choice, and that choice also says something about your particular palate. With so many drinks out there, it’s only fitting that you match one up to your zodiac sign. Check out this list below to find the beverage that best fits your vibe.

Aries (March 21st to April 20th) – Sex on the Beach

For the bold, ambitious, and headstrong Aries, Sex on the Beach is the perfect way to get the party started. Cranberry, orange, peach, and vodka come together to make a sweet and iconic drink that reflects the party-hard spirit of the Ram.

  • 1.5 oz. Vodka
  • .5 oz. Peach Schnapps
  • 2 oz. Orange Juice
  • 2 oz. Cranberry Juice
  • Stir with ice and top with cranberry juice. Garnish with an orange wedge.

Taurus (April 20th to May 21st) – Tiki Punch Bowl

The maximalist, grounded, and spontaneous Taurus deserves to have a drink to share: a tiki punch bowl. Made for social gatherings and a great way to highlight the friendly spirit of the Bull, the tiki punch bowl brings people together and celebrates community. Consider mixing this recipe up with different juices or adding frozen fruit to keep things cold.

  • 8 oz. Dark Rum
  • 4 oz. Lemon Juice
  • 3 oz. Orange Juice
  • 3 oz. Orgeat
  • 2 oz. Cognac
  • 2 oz. Gin
  • Mix with ice and serve (Makes 4 servings).

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Gemini (May 21st to June 21st) – Mimosa

Woman's hand pouring champagne into a mimosa

Well-rounded, charismatic, and a balance of complexity, the Gemini needs a drink just as versatile. The mimosa is an excellent choice for the brunch-loving Gemini, with its well-balanced flavors and recognizable status. This citrusy favorite won’t offend any palate and has just the right amount of sweetness and style. Try replacing the orange juice with your favorite fruit puree for a fun twist!

  • 2.5 oz. Champagne
  • 2.5 oz. Orange Juice
  • Serve in a flute glass.

Cancer (June 21st to July 23rd) – Negroni

A selfless, sensitive, and comforting Cancer does well with a Negroni in hand. The bitter and medicinal balance of the Negroni echoes the contemplative and comforting nature of Cancer’s hard truths. Negronis are strong, bitter, and made for experienced drinkers, much like the crab’s loyalty and wisdom. Consider mixing up the Negroni by replacing the Vermouth with 4 oz. of Prosecco and making a Negroni Sbagliato!

  • 1 oz. Sweet Vermouth
  • 1 oz. Campari
  • 1 oz. Gin
  • Stir and serve on the rocks. Garnish with an orange peel.

Virgo (August 23rd to September 23rd) – Martini

The ever-prepared and straightforward Virgo gets everything done with a martini. The martini is simple, straightforward, and timeless, making for a beverage that can handle any situation the Virgo Maiden may be put in. Make sure to get a good quality gin for this drink — it’s the most forward flavor in this beverage and can significantly change its profile. 

  • .5 oz. Dry Vermouth
  • 3 oz. Gin
  • Shake and serve in a martini glass. Garnish with a lemon peel.

Libra (September 23rd to October 23rd) – Moscow Mule

For the judicious, loving, and fashionable Libra, a Moscow Mule will feel right at home. Easy to drink and well-balanced, the classic copper mug of the Mule makes for a timeless and fashionable drink that matches the crowd-pleasing and voguish Libra’s sensibilities. The Mule is also an easily customizable drink. Replacing the vodka with rum makes a Jamaican Mule, while whiskey makes a Kentucky Mule!

  • 1.5 oz. Vodka
  • .25 oz. Lime Juice
  • 4 oz. Ginger Beer
  • Stir and serve in a copper mug.

Scorpio (October 23rd to November 22nd) – Manhattan

Two glasses filled with Manhattan cocktails and topped with maraschino cherries

The resident dissident of the zodiac signs, Scorpio’s confident, edgy, and charming qualities could only result in the choice of a Manhattan. The bite of whiskey gives way to a classy and nonchalant drink that looks good with a leather jacket or a cabaret, creating the perfect accessory to the Scorpio’s infatuating energy. 

  • 2 oz. Whiskey
  • 1 oz. Sweet Vermouth
  • 2 dashes Angostura Bitters
  • Shake and serve in a coupe class. Garnish with a maraschino cherry or orange peel.

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Sagittarius (November 23rd to December 22nd) – Firecracker

Proud, emotive, and honest, the Sagittarius is the definition of a Firecracker. The spice of cayenne and the sweetness of lime and watermelon make for a spicy and sweet drink that has a lot to say. Meanwhile, the Firecracker’s bright red color leaves no question as to the nature of this drink. Try muddling fresh watermelon cubes instead of using juice for a bright note!

  • 2 oz. Watermelon Juice
  • 1.5 oz. Dark Rum
  • .5 oz Triple Sec
  • .5 oz Lime Juice
  • .5 oz Simple Syrup
  • A dash of Cayenne Pepper
  • Shake and serve in a coupe glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.

Capricorn (December 22nd to January 20th) – Vodka Lemonade

For the responsible, dutiful, and motivating Capricorn, a vodka lemonade is a solid choice. No frills, but with enough liquid courage to get loose, the vodka lemonade is the perfect drink for the Capricorn who wants to have fun but still stay in the moment. Add 4 oz. of Prosecco for an extra boozy and bubbly kick!

  • 2 oz. Vodka
  • 4 oz. Lemonade
  • Stir and serve. Garnish with a lemon wedge.

Aquarius (January 20th to February 19th) – Aviation

Aviation cocktail in a glass with a lemon and cherry garnish

The affectionate, free-spirited, and contemplative Aquarius is the perfect person to sip on an Aviation. With bright flavors, an herbal purple color, and classically served in a stem glass, the Aviation echoes the Aquarian’s lofty ideas and big-picture thinking, bringing high energy to any event.

  • 1.5 oz. Gin
  • .5 oz. Lemon Juice
  • .5 oz Creme de Violette or Maraschino Liqueur
  • Shake with ice and serve in a coupe glass. Garnish with a Maraschino Cherry.

Pisces (February 19th to March 21st) – Cosmopolitan

For the worldly, empathetic, and intuitive Pisces, the Cosmopolitan is a crowd-pleasing cocktail. Its balance and sweetness make for a complex but easily quaffable drink that fits the kind words and practical advice of the Pisces. Citrus Vodka should be easy to find. Just look for bottles with “Citron” or “Lemon” on the label.

  • 1.5 oz. Citrus Vodka
  • 1 oz. Cranberry Juice
  • .5 oz. Cointreau
  • .5 oz Lime juice
  • Shake and serve in a coupe glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.

Different Drinks for Different Signs

The zodiac is about so much more than your star sign. Reference your astral chart and taste the cocktails for all of your other signs, too — you may find a new favorite! Each of these cocktails has something unique to offer and is a great way to develop your recipe book of mixed drinks.

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