Lots of people look to astrology to help them figure out their love lives, financial future, and overall happiness. It may not be an exact science, but it can be a helpful guide! But even if you don’t put much stock into the Zodiac signs, it doesn’t mean you can have a little fun with it. So you don’t consider your astrological sign when picking a mate; but you should ABSOLUTELY consider it when picking a libation. These Zodiac sign cocktails will tell you what your signature alcohol should be, and we can help you with the perfect cocktail recipe to follow the signs. It’s in the stars so it must be true, right?
Zodiac sign cocktails will help you decide what you should be drinking, based on your sign and the stars (science!). If you’re an Aquarius, you’ve got it easy.
Aquarius is fun, energetic, a bit eccentric, and easy-going. So it’s not wonder that this social butterfly prefers to BYOB in the form of boxed wine. It’s easy, it’s good, and it does the job!
Like Pisces, pinot grigio is gentle and kind, and pinot grigio will never hurt you. A sensitive sign like Pisces needs a sensitive cocktail, and if there anything better to cry into than a glass of pinot? We think not.
Aries: sweet, sweet vodka
Strong, fearless Aries needs a strong, fearless drink. Vodka is just what the astrologist ordered! Aries are said to be the most stubborn of the signs, so what better cocktail than a Moscow (Stubborn as a) Mule?
Taurus: good ol’ beer
Taurus are dependable and reliable, just like beer. Beer is always there, right? You don’t even have to put any effort into it, just crack open a cold one! Taurus tend to be traditional and practical, and beer just speaks their language.
Gemini: tequila — sorry about that
Listen Gemini, we know you get a bad rap. And let’s be honest, you bring a lot of that onto yourselves (kidding! Kind of.). You’re fun and enthusiastic and usually the life of the party, but you can turn on a dime and suddenly things are real bad. Which can be said for tequila: one minutes it’s your friend, and then next it’s given you a three-day hangover. If you can exercise a little self-control (big if), try this margarita recipe, which combines your sweet and spicy sides.
Cancer: sweet and moody just like a bottle of Riesling
Cancer is loving, generous, and REALLY sensitive. You have to watch what you say to a Cancer, just like you have to watch how much Riesling you pour into your glass. It goes down so smooth, but lordy, there’s nothing worse than a wine hangover when you weren’t expecting one.
Leo: whiskey for the bold Lion sign
A Leo doesn’t need more hair on their chest (RAWR!), but whiskey is bold enough for this courageous sign to drink like a champ. A Leo is loyal, and when you find a good whiskey, you stick to that whiskey like glue. Drink it on the rocks or in a simple, straight-forward Old-Fashioned.
Virgo: white wine
Virgos are loyal, kind, and practical. But they also tend to be shy and focused on work rather than fun pursuits. Not knocking white wine, but it’s basically the Virgo of the booze world. Practical, always there, but kind of a wallflower.
Libra: the ever-versatile rum
The diplomatic Libra is balanced and charming, and knows just what to say and when to say it. But, they can be indecisive, so they need a liquor that can suit their needs when they change. Rum can be used it a million different cocktails, like a simple rum and coke, or if you’re feeling adventurous, a delicious mojito.
Scorpio: secretive and resourceful, just like moonshine!
Moonshine is believed to have gotten it’s name from the term “moonrakers”, the early smugglers and illegal distillers of the spirit who would work by moonlight to avoid detection. Much like those resourceful (and secretive) heroes, Scorpios can make the most of any situation (but aren’t always going to share their wily ways with you). And Scorpios are really the only sign brave enough to imbibe this wicked liquor.
Sagittarius: champagne for your real friends, real pain for your sham friends.
Well, aren’t you fancy, Sagittarius? You’re also generous and idealistic, like the promise and hope bubbles bring when you toast good news or a special occasion. But, as anyone whose had a champs hangover will tell you, you always tend to promise more than you can deliver, and can leave people with a bad taste in their mouths (not to mention a nasty headache).
Capricorn: scotch, straight up and no frills, the ball-buster of the Zodiac sign cocktails.
Capricorn, you are responsible and disciplined, and appreciate quality craftsmanship. So it’s no surprise that your go-to drink would be one that takes years to age and is best enjoyed on it’s own without any accompaniments. Your sign rules water and ice, but your drink will warm your cold heart.
Does your sign match up with these Zodiac sign cocktails? Let us know in the comments!
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