It's fun to discover all the things that are associated with our astrological signs. Among the many correspondences, specific herbs and plants are connected to the signs of the zodiac. Because herbs are great ingredients for cocktails, we can take this a step further.
Using the associated herbs and character traits for each sign, let's explore twelve amazing and fresh cocktail recipes that are hand-picked just for you.
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Aquarius: Borrachón Cocktail
Birthday: January 20 through February 18
A very fun bourbon recipe, the Borrachón Cocktail is filled with flavor. It all begins with a homemade pomegranate and rooibos lemonade, then builds on that with an impressive bourbon.
We're using rosemary as the Aquarius connection and it comes into play in the most amazing way. Before you mix the drink, you'll lace the glass with burning rosemary. It's a fabulous trick and the recipe should appeal to your desire for originality.
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Pisces: Pineapple Sage Gimlet
Birthday: February 19 through March 20
Put a spin on the popular Gimlet and mix up the Pineapple and Sage Gimlet in punch form. It would be a fabulous addition to brunch or any small party.
Mixing this drink is extremely easy. You'll just combine a nice gin with pineapple juice, add some fresh sage and a little sweet and sour. It comes together rather quickly and is a fantastic looking pitcher cocktail. That should be perfect for your Pisces artistic side.
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Aries: Union Square
Birthday: March 21 through April 19
Enjoy the perfect pairing of fresh strawberries and basil in this fantastic Union Square cocktail. It's a seductive drink, but there's also some practicality to it, which any Aries can appreciate.
The base liquor is a budget-friendly gin that's among the best available. The cocktail requires a little muddling action to extract those sweet fruit juices and herbal essences as well. It's simple, fun, and tasty.
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Taurus: Old Thyme Sour
Birthday: April 20 through May 20
Rarely does Irish whiskey receive the treatment it does in the Old Thyme Sour. It's unique, intriguing, and a cocktail you'll come to rely on overtime.
The Taurus connection is thyme, which is mixed with cinnamon to create a custom syrup. This accents the herbal liqueurs of St. Germain and Chartreuse. While it requires a bit of patience, we know you're perfect for the job.Continue to 5 of 12 below.
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Birthday: May 21 through June 20
The Daiquiri-ease is a beautiful cocktail that includes lavender honey and a blueberry shrub. Both of these are easy to make yourself and ideal for that Gemini curiosity of yours.
The duality of this cocktail cannot be dismissed either. The herbal honey and homemade shrub are the perfect contrast to the rum and sparkling water. It gives the Gemini two common and two unique ingredients to look forward to and the lavender is right up your alley.
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Cancer: Summertime Fruit Punch Lemonade
Birthday: June 21 through July 22
Summer born and sentimental, you'll love to share the Summertime Fruit Punch Lemonade with family and friends. Though the recipe's written for one, it is easy to make for a group.
This spruced up lemonade has everything that's great about summer. Fresh watermelon, sparkling pink lemonade, and a fine vodka do sound great. Yet, when we add a little parsley, your Cancer identity really finds its match.
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Leo: Cranberry Daiquiri
Birthday: July 23 through August 22
Tarragon is an unexpected ingredient in this Cranberry Daiquiri. It's also ideal for that brave and creative nature we know and love about Leos.
This daiquiri is filled with great flavors, including elderflower, cranberry, and lime. Backed up by a fine rum, that tarragon signature will not go unnoticed. Be sure to share, which we're sure you will because that's just the way you are.
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Virgo: Whiskey Smash
Birthday: August 23 through September 22
No frills, no fluff, and a cocktail that is so very Virgo, the Whiskey Smash was a logical choice. It's clean, practical, and you can even remain loyal to your favorite whiskey—though we do suggest bourbon.
This is a true classic in the cocktail world and is much like the Old-Fashioned. The Virgo spin comes from fresh mint, which is muddled along with fresh lemon. Top that with whiskey and syrup and enjoy the fruits of your labor.Continue to 9 of 12 below.
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Libra: Aviation Cocktail
Birthday: September 23 through October 22
The Aviation Cocktail is a beautiful classic that requires creme de violette liqueur to give it a stunning blue hue. The violet is the one flower that every agrees is perfect for a Libra.
The drink is simple; just mix gin, maraschino, lemon, and creme de violette. It's perfectly balanced, which we know you prefer. If you like, you could even harvest the flowers yourself and make violet syrup. Either way, there is harmony to be found in this glass.
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Birthday: October 23 through November 21
Things get just a little spicy for the Scorpio and this should fit your passionate—yet calm and cool—nature. The Coriandrum is a spectacular cocktail and you'll love how coriander sneaks into the mix.
This drink begins rather normally. It is essentially a vodka martini made with an impressive organic vodka. When you add the homemade coriander nectar with an agave base, it goes from good to fantastic. It's a drink you'll want to share.
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Sagittarius: Sage Lady
Birthday: November 22 through December 21
Mix a little cucumber, a bit of sage, and mango vodka and you have one fine Sage Lady. Sage is the inspiration for this Sagittarius-worthy cocktail and it should appeal to your adventurous side.
The cocktail is difficult to describe because the flavor combination is uniquely familiar. Maybe you've eaten mango with cucumber or enjoyed cucumber and sage at some point. Yet, when the three come together, it's an entirely new experience.
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Capricorn: Smoked Rose
Birthday: December 22 through January
A beautiful way to dress up a glass of scotch: smoke the glass with rosemary. While it is a scotch cocktail, it treats the esteemed whiskey with a respect that we know even the most austere Capricorn can appreciate.
Rosemary is ideal for this sign and the drink doubles up on the herb. Not only is it used to smoke the glass, but it also appears in a homemade syrup. Add a splash of Chartreuse and a healthy shot of whiskey and you have one memorable drink.