What's Your Cocktail Sign? from What Your Zodiac Sign Says About Your Drink Preference

What Your Zodiac Sign Says About Your Drink Preference

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What's Your Cocktail Sign?
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What's Your Cocktail Sign?

Maybe you feel that your horoscope should dictate what your diet is like, or you use it to help you make choices according to your zodiac preferences. Perhaps you’ve even used it to help you ensure the best possible outcome, like basing your wedding date choice around it. Or maybe you simply like to read the horoscope section of your favorite website or paper for fun. Whatever your astrological habits may be, it is time to consider another option: your happy hour decisions. Your zodiac traits could be indicative of your personal flavor profile, helping you to savor and enjoy each drink you choose. 

Capricorn
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Capricorn

“You are salt of the earth and expect your drinks to follow suit. Strong, simple combinations that have stood the time of time interest you more than inventive, busy concoctions. The venerable Gibson suits you to a “t,” for tradition. Gin and dry vermouth carry out a ‘work hard; drink hard’ mentality; the accompanying maraschino cherry lends sweet reward for your labors.”

—   Kathy Biehl 

Aquarius
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Aquarius

“A playful nonconformist who likes a little verbal sparring from time to time, the Waterbearer needs a go-to cocktail that suits your ever-changing whims. One you can make a few jokes over is a plus. Like an Old Fashioned or a Last Word. No kidding.”

—   Stacey Wolf James

Pisces
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Pisces

“Sweet, gentle and fruity is your preference. You want a drink to transport you out of the everyday into fantasy and transcendence. The vintage Trader Vic’s recipe for the Beachcomber speaks to the mermaid/man within you. White rum and Cointreau supply the dreaminess, maraschino liqueur and simple syrup the sweetness, and lime juice tethers one foot in this reality.”

—   Kathy Biehl 

Aries
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Aries

“Bold, impetuous, and self-starting, you meet life head-on and want a drink that returns the favor. The Bloody Mary does the trick. An assertive blend of vodka-laden tomato and lemon juice grabs your attention, while its peppery kick keeps your interest engaged.”

—   Kathy Biehl

“You like festive flavorful cocktails with bright colors and a kitschy stir stick (pink naked mermaid, perhaps); a drink that sit on the table and tells the world you’re in the mood for a party. A Cosmo or a pomegranate Margarita.”

—   Stacey Wolf James

Taurus
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Taurus

“You prefer simple, straightforward, unfussy, and reliable sensory experiences. When one meets your standards, no matter what the price point, you return to it again and again. The Martini perfectly quenches your taste for the classic: shaken, with gin (stirred, with vodka if you’re the daring sort), a touch of dry vermouth, and olives.”

—   Kathy Biehl

Gemini
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Gemini

“Culture-savvy twins only like classic cocktails if they have an edgy twist or a hip new vibe. You severely dislike doing or drinking anything that’s been done before. Try the very sexy and mysterious Caipirinha. Tell everyone it’s the national drink of Brazil, you’ll be so in the know.”

— Stacey Wolf James 

Cancer
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Cancer

“Crabs love classic cocktails straight up. Something that gives you a warm, comfy feeling with each sip. Those faddy here-today-gone-tomorrow drinks are such a turn off. A Moscow Mule or the very classic rum and Coke.”

— Stacey Wolf James

Leo
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Leo

“Your palate goes for drama, flair, and tangible confirmation that you did time as royalty in a past life. A Champagne cocktail is your ticket to glamour. The venerable French 75 delivers with style. Barely sweetened lemon juice renders gin an elegant base for the bubbly in action, which signals sophistication, status and comfort with shining in the spotlight.”

—   Kathy Biehl

Virgo
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Virgo

“You thrive on clean, fresh, earthy tastes, all the better if they support a healthy regimen. The Gin Rickey is a balanced combo of virtue and nuanced naughtiness. Bracing fresh lime juice (no sugar, please!) supplies the former, gin the latter, and club soda adds the crispness you prize.”

—   Kathy Biehl

Libra
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Libra

“Nothing harsh or strident for you, please. You appreciate sweet, gentle, floral harmony on the tongue as much as you do in art, music and conversation. As subtle as your wit, the Orange Blossom relies on orange juice and powdered sugar so artfully the presence of gin may go undetected until the second or third glass.”

—   Kathy Biehl

Scorpio
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Scorpio

“Intensity is your forte. While you prize unadulterated liquors (taking, for example, your single-malt Scotch neat), you have the inclination and courage for a cocktail that would challenge others, if it promises depth of experience. The Stinger rewards with its unusual blend of Cognac and white crème de menthe, which imparts a mouthfeel you find luscious, even extravagant.”
—   Kathy Biehl

“You Scorpions like to dance to your own drum, buck the trend, and go strictly by flavor. Not one to shy away from spicy flavor, you like your drink to taste like a real drink. A Negroni is just your style.”
— Stacey Wolf James

Sagittarius
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Sagittarius

“You take to the bar your love adventure, history and exploring the unknown or foreign. If a pirate cocktail existed, it would be your signature drink. A close second: the Rob Roy, named for a Scottish outlaw. Its blend of scotch, vermouths (sweet and dry), and bitters has the complexity to stimulate your palate as well as your imagination.”

—   Kathy Biehl

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