Humans have been drinking alcoholic beverages since the beginning of time (and there’s no sign of that ending). If you’re currently gearing up for a night on the town drinking cocktails with all your favorite people, you might want to ask your bartender for your zodiac sign’s favorite drink to order. Based on the stars, it might hit that sweet spot.
While sipping a beer or uncorking a bottle of wine can be satisfying, there’s nothing quite like the decadent feeling of ordering a cocktail from a bartender who knows what he’s doing. Whether he’s visiting the most elegant and exclusive ballrooms or preparing drinks in the kitchen of his small apartment, a well-made cocktail is never something to celebrate. Not only can it turn an ordinary evening into a special one, but it makes you feel elegant while doing it.
A cocktail is filled with many different layers. It contains notes that can be strong, botanical, fruity, sweet, sour, bitter, spicy, or even smoky. And like every zodiac sign, a cocktail has many different sides. From the moment it touches your lips to the moment it cascades down your throat, the cocktail drinking experience has many peaks and valleys. By understanding the cocktail that captures each zodiac sign, you’ll have a better, sillier understanding of yourself. This is why:
The cocktail that matches each zodiac sign
When you’re ready for a night out on the town, go all out! You are not here to take small, slow sips until you gradually become a buzz. If you’re not ordering tequila shots right out of the box, you’re asking your bartender for a Cadillac margarita, and you’re not skimping on the Grand Marnier. And while you may not have the stomach for two or three… or four… at least you’re starting the night with one.
You’re ruled by Venus, the planet of luxury and sensuality, and nothing captures the feeling of taking time off to relax like a pina colada. Between the way its creamy coconut coats your tongue and the way the rum coats your throat, it’ll have you dreaming of tropical getaways and boozy nights on the town with your best friends. You have no problem ordering the most decadent of the bar menu!
If you’re a Gemini, you know you have places to go and people to see. That’s why an espresso martini covers all your needs (and satisfies your craving for a rocket ship). The vodka lowers your inhibitions and improves your gab, while the caffeine allows you to keep the conversation going late into the night. You want to feel energized from your cocktail, not ready to go to sleep!
There is no cocktail party with a more welcoming atmosphere than a Moscow mule. Between the gleaming copper mug it always comes in and the refreshing taste of ginger beer that kicks in right after the vodka, you’re in heaven! Cancers crave a sense of safety and security on their social outings and a Moscow mule gives them something sweet to hold on to. Plus, it never goes out of style and it’s hard for a bartender to go wrong. The more you drink, the more you feel at home!
The flavors of a mojito are not only sweet and refreshing, but you look like a diva swirling mint leaves on ice with your straw while gossiping with your friends. Nothing makes you feel quite as fancy as a well-made mojito, so stick with fresh-squeezed lime juice and premium white rum instead! If you can tell that your bartender didn’t put his heart and soul into the drink, you know he just won’t taste as good.
You love to get drunk, but your association with upset stomach means you are more discerning in what you choose to drink. With a penicillin, you get a bold dose of scotch, but you also get lemon juice, honey, and ginger to go with it! This cocktail is often garnished with delicious gingerbread candy, which settles the stomach the moment alcohol-induced indigestion begins to set in. Plus, you look so cocktail-savvy when you order it!
Nothing is more elegant than a bright orange Aperol spritz! Its sweet and sour botanical flavors make for an aromatic experience and won’t sour your breath. Her bold, coppery appearance matches each of her thoughtfully designed outfits. While it’s not ridiculously heavy on the alcohol, it’s definitely packed with flavor, leaving you feeling the “I’m in love” kind of drunk, rather than the “my life is over” kind of drunk.
Dark, but romantic. Bitter, but sweet. Mysterious, but obvious. You are the most enigmatic zodiac sign of all, but you are also the most intense. That’s why a classic Manhattan satisfies you on all fronts! Rye whiskey allows you to let your guard down and let others know your secrets. The brandy cherry makes you want to invite someone to your house. Oh, and the glass coupe it arrives in always matches your all-black outfit.
The Negroni is like a cousin to the Aperol Spritz, but there’s something much more intense about it. While you love the fizzy, citrusy flavors of the Campari and the bold dose of liquor of the gin, it’s the bite of the vermouth that brings out your wild side. Oh, and since you know you’re always in the mood to try something new, you should jump on the trend of using “spaciago”, which implies a more subtle and romantic Prosecco instead of vermouth.
No cocktail gives off mad Men It vibrates more than the Old Fashioned. And because you love to feel like a boss, you’re always looking for a mixologist who knows how to make a *true* Old Fashioned. If anyone dares to make you this classic bourbon cocktail with orange slices and a maraschino cherry, you’ll know never to go back. Come on people, a true Old Fashioned should only be served with an orange peel (and a ball of pressed ice to boot)!
For you, it’s not so much what you’re drinking as it’s *who* you’re drinking with. Aquarius is usually a social and community oriented zodiac sign who loves to get together with people, even if they are shy. When you treat everyone to a bottomless brunch and mimosas, it instantly breaks the ice! You can make your mimosa as strong or as light as you like and you can easily refill the jars to keep everyone spirited throughout the afternoon.
You don’t mind that the Blue Lagoons are bright blue from the curaçao and have a lot of sugar from the lemonade. In fact, you secretly prefer it, because you *know* you’re extra. You are someone who wants to be transported to a different reality when you drink something drunk. The cool color not only reminds you of tropical turquoise water, but the added sweetness takes it to a whole new level of whimsy. Just remember to protect your energy while you drink!