Sitting in a luxury restaurant, navigating through the cocktail menu while the waitress stares at you is one of the scariest experiences everyone has encountered once in their lifetime. The entire situation can make anyone panic and order something random off the menu which they later realize they hate. Even if you know what you want to order, under such an intense situation, you sometimes just order what you heard first, just to regret it later.
Need an idea of what to drink next? Look at your sun sign which describes your personality. And yes, this translates to the type of cocktail you will like.
1. Aries- Margarita
Aries is a more impulsive sign and has a lot of energy. The spicy tequila perfectly complements Aries’ competitive and outspoken personality. Next time you go on a night out with your friends, you should order Margarita.
2. Taurus- Manhattan
The earth sign, Taurus, corresponds to the musky-toned spirit, like Manhattan, which is based on whiskey. This sign enjoys the finer things in life and loves savoring every sip. A mix of sweet and bitter vermouth, this classic drink is easy on the eyes and smooth.
3. Gemini- Summer Spritz
Geminis are constantly changing their minds and following the current trends. You have to try an of-the-moment cocktail like Spritz. It’s light and sparkling, just like your personality.
4. Cancer- Mojito
Being a water sign, it makes sense that Cancerians are better suited to classic mojitos. Filled with ice, it is from Cuba, the island nation where the Caribbean Sea, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Atlantic Ocean meet. Cancerians will appreciate fresh mint. Light rum, sugar, lime, and sparkling water give this cocktail a refreshing side.
5. Leo- Espresso Martini
Leo is a flashy sign, so they are always looking for a fancier cocktail like an espresso martini. The espresso shots and coffee liqueur reflect the high energy of this sign, and the vodka-based martinis scream confidence. After downing a few glasses of this rich cocktail, Leo can’t help but become the life of the party, just like God intended them to be.
6. Virgo- Gin and Tonic
Virgo is an earth sign historically represented by the goddess of wheat and agriculture. A simple, direct, absurd cocktail combination for Virgo is classic gin and tonic. Premium gin is usually distilled from a mixture of wheat, rye, and barley and flavored with juniper berries, an aromatic ingredient that strengthens the bond between Virgo and the earth.
7. Libra- Aperol Spritz
Libra is an air sign represented by balance and obsessed with symmetry. The stars are ready to pair Libra with a light, bubbly Spritz. It is a perfectly balanced cocktail with equal amounts of Aperol, Prosecco, and sparkling water, accompanied by orange slices. Aperol Spritz is not only appealing but also tastes great.
8. Scorpio- Bloody Mary
Known for their passion and potency, Bloody Mary’s powerful ingredients can truly capture the essence of this mysterious zodiac. It is a mixture of vodka, lemon juice, tomato juice, salt, and pepper. This drink has a bold tone, and Tabasco gives it even more pizzazz, like the fierce streaks of Scorpio.
9. Sagittarius- Negroni
Sagittarians, represented by an archer, are always looking for adventure. This zodiac sign goes well with Negroni, who hails from the historically significant city of Florence, Italy. Legend has it that Count Camillo Negroni asked a bartender’s friend to replace sparkling water with gin to flavor his favorite cocktail, the Americano. This drink is created from taking risks, an important characteristic of this zodiac.
10. Capricorn- Martini
Like Virgo, Capricorn’s are very straightforward. You will always know what you want. Capricorns are transparent and directly to the point, like a martini mixed with vodka and dry vermouth. You are also diligent, so you will appreciate something a little stronger to help you relax. The only question that remains is whether you like it dry or dirty.
11. Aquarius- Caipirinha
Aquarius is the last constellation of air signs, and people born under this zodiac tend to be a bit eccentric and bohemian. Therefore, they connect well with the Caipirinha: a light, spicy but forceful cocktail. Made with cachaça, similar to rum, it is not distilled from molasses, a by-product of sugar cane processing, but from fermented cane juice. A mix of sugar and lime, it has a distinctive sweet-and-sour element like Aquarius, and some steaks are soft but stubborn.
12. Pisces- Mint Julep
The last constellation of the zodiac, Pisces, is very wise to learn all the lessons of the other constellations. Many may not know it, but the mint julep (made with mint leaves, sugar, ice, club soda, and bourbon) was originally prescribed as a treatment for particularly bothersome abdominal pain. It later became popular due to its refreshing taste. The mint julep is a Pisces’ cocktail made by stars, despite its somewhat questionable healing properties.