If you’re like most people, you want to ensure your cocktail choice reflects who you are. After all, a good drink should be an extension of your personality. So why not take some inspiration from the stars? With this in mind, let’s dive into choosing the perfect cocktail based on your zodiac sun sign. Even if you aren’t a big believer in astrology, you can use this list to find great new drink recommendations! 

Aries (March 21 – April 19): Moscow Mule

Aries are passionate and energetic personalities, which is why they need a drink that can keep up with their active lifestyle. One of my favorite cocktails is The Moscow Mule. It’s the perfect combination of vodka and ginger beer that will give you the energy boost you need without being overly sweet or cloying. Combine it with cocktail starters like Ginger Syrup or Allie’s Ale Citrus Brew Kit for an even more exciting flavor. Plus, it’s easy to make, so you can whip it up in no time.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20): Martini

Tauruses are known for their love of both comfort and luxury. When it comes to choosing a cocktail, they should opt for something luxurious yet subtle, like a Martini. This classic beverage is made with gin or vodka and vermouth, shaken (not stirred) with ice until cold, and then served with either an olive or lemon twist for added flavor. It’s simple yet sophisticated enough to satisfy even the most discerning Taurus palate. 

Gemini (May 21 -June 21): Negroni

Geminis are known for their adaptability and intelligence. To match these traits, I recommend the Negroni–a classic Italian drink made with equal parts gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth over ice in an old-fashioned glass, garnished with either an orange peel or a 100% natural orange puree for an unmistakable tingly, fruity flavor. This bittersweet concoction is perfect for those who crave variety in their lives but still enjoy classic flavors like citrus and herbs. 

Cancer (June 22 – July 22): White Russian   

Cancers need something comforting and soothing that lets them escape from reality while still feeling connected to it. We suggest making a creamy White Russian with its mellow flavors of coffee liqueur, vodka, cream or milk, sugar syrup, and ice cubes—all topped off with some crushed coffee beans for extra flavor. This smooth yet indulgent drink is just what Cancers need after a long day.

Leo (July 23 – August 22): The Lion’s Pride

The average Leo is outgoing, generous, and loves being the center of attention. When crafting a drink for this zodiac sign, the beverage needs to be bold and inviting. A great option is The Lion’s Pride—a vodka-based drink with fresh lime juice, elderflower liqueur, and raspberry puree. Its sweet and tart taste makes it one of the most popular drinks among Leos. If you don’t want sugar in your craft cocktail, opt for some of these innovative sugar-free recipes.

Virgo (August 23 – September 22): White Lady 

Virgos are known for their practicality and analytical nature. They tend to like things that are simple but still make an impact. Try making a White Lady for the Virgos in your life. This concoction consists of gin, lemon juice, triple-sec orange liqueur, and egg whites. For those who like something sweet without being too overpowering, this is a great choice.

Libra (September 23 – October 23): Cosmopolitan 

Libras are all about balance—they like things that have equal parts of sweetness and bitterness in them. So why not try making a Cosmopolitan? This classic martini consists of any sweet fruit puree like cranberry or blueberry, lime juice, triple sec orange liqueur, and vodka shaken over ice with sugar around the rim of the glass, so you get both flavors in each sip. It’s sure to impress any Libra.

Scorpio (October 24 – November 21): Old Fashioned 

Scorpios are known for their intensity. They like drinks that pack a punch yet still maintain their sophistication. A great choice would be an Old Fashioned—bourbon whiskey or rye whiskey muddled with bitters, a sugar cube, and an orange peel garnished with an orange slice or cherry. It may take some time to make one, but it’s sure to satisfy any Scorpio looking for something strong yet refined.

Sagittarius (November 22-December 21): Sazerac

The adventurous nature of Sagittarians calls for an equally adventurous drink. The Sazerac, with its rye whiskey base and absinthe rinse, adds a bit of mystery to any gathering. Its complex flavor profile is sure to please even the most daring of Archer personalities. For an extra kick, consider the French Connection. This variation of the Sazerac includes cognac and packs a powerful punch perfect for adventurous nights. For a festive feel, top with champagne or Prosecco and some delicious cuisines.   

Capricorn (December 22-January 19): Manhattan

Capricorns are known for their practicality, and their drink should be no different. A classic Manhattan will never go out of style with its timeless combination of whiskey, vermouth, and bitters. This reliable cocktail will always hit the spot at any gathering or event. It’s characterized by a deep, aromatic flavor profile and smooth, balanced finish. If you’re feeling adventurous, try a Rye Manhattan with an added layer of spice for a unique twist on the classic.

Aquarius (January 20-February 18): French 75

Aquarians are forward-thinking individuals that like to try new things. This makes them great candidates for a fruity twist on a classic drink. The French 75 offers just that by combining gin or cognac with lemon juice, simple syrup, and champagne, allowing you to enjoy an entirely new experience without completely abandoning classic flavors. Combine it with a vegan charcuterie board as you enjoy backyard parties, snacky weekend afternoons, or movie and game nights with friends and family.

Pisces (February 19-March 20): Brandy Alexander

Pisces are known for their dreamy and imaginative nature. They are often seen as romantic and emotional people who appreciate creativity. The perfect cocktail for a Pisces is the Brandy Alexander: a creamy drink with brandy and cream liqueur flavors. It’s sweet, smooth, and sure to bring out the inspiration locked inside them. For something more tropical and exciting, try a Pina Colada. This classic is packed with coconut milk, pineapple juice, and rum, giving it a tropical flavor.

By considering your zodiac sign when picking out drinks for yourself or guests at your next gathering, you can ensure everyone has the blend of flavors that best fit who they truly are. From classic options like Margaritas and Martinis to more exotic drinks like the Sazerac, there is a perfect cocktail for everyone. So grab your zodiac-based ingredients, get shaking, and have fun!