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The Best Cocktail for Each Zodiac Sign

Have you ever wondered why some people gravitate towards, say, a dirty martini over a gin and tonic? Well, it might have more to do with your astrological sign than your taste buds—according to The Mandarin Oriental, at least.

The iconic hotel group’s Las Vegas location recently launched their Zodiac Cocktail program, which delivers mouth-watering concoctions inspired by the current sign of the Zodiac. "The program is based on capturing the seasonal offerings during the Zodiac cycle to surprise our guests with unique cocktails,” says Michael LaPenna, the hotel’s Property Mixologist. “With the ever-growing responsiveness of cocktail programs in today’s society, consumers are seeking relatable and personalized services. Our Zodiac program brings the personalized service feel, with the uniqueness of a craft cocktail program.”

Perhaps the best part of the program is that the property will be serving a Zodiac Cocktail free of charge to each patron who presents proof of his or her birthdate, given that it falls within the proper cycle.

But even if you’re not headed to Sin City anytime soon, you too can impress your friends (or just treat yo’ self) with a Zodiac-themed cocktail. For your entertaining purposes, we’ve included the recipes to each cocktail, ahead.

Aquarius – Lovers Potion

“An Aquarius loves to have a sense of independence. In 'Lovers Potion', we combined the independent, distinctive flavors of passion fruit and pumpkin to make a delicious cocktail.”


  • 1.5 oz
 passion fruit puree
  • 1 oz
 pumpkin juice infused with pepper
  • .5 oz
 POM juice
  • .75 oz
 cranberry/cinnamon syrup
  • 2 oz pear green tea
  • Mint sprig
  • Passion fruit caviar pearls


  • Combine all ingredients in a glass
  • Top with elderflower tonic
  • Garnish with passion fruit caviar pearls & mint sprig

Pisces – Royal Flush

“Pisces have a wild imagination and great artistic ability. We used our imagination to design a refreshing cocktail, using unique flavors.”


  • 6 raspberries
  • 3⁄4 oz simple syrup
  • 1⁄4 oz Chambord
  • 1 oz Hendrick’s
  • 1⁄2 oz Lillet Blanc
  • 1⁄2 oz Lillet Rouge
  • -1⁄2 oz fresh lemon juice
  • Dash egg whites


  • Combine ingredients and shake well
  • Serve up in a martini glass
  • Garnish with a mint leaf

Aries – Herbaceous Monk

“Aries, as the first astrological sign, desires to lead the way for others. The essence of this cocktail is led by a velvety texture and subtle bitterness with a bold finish.”


  • 1 oz Leopold's Navy strength gin
  • 1⁄2 oz Green Chartreuse
  • 1⁄2 oz Luxardo Cherry Liqueur
  • 3⁄4 oz sage & honey syrup
  • 3⁄4 oz lemon juice
  • Egg whites
  • Dash of Bittercube Bolivar Bitters
  • Lemon twist to garnish
  • Loose leaf tea (preferably rose petal or chamomile buds) for garnish


  • Combine all ingredients in a glass
  • Garnish with lemon twist and loose leaf tea (rose petals and chamomile buds)

Taurus – Brazilian Delight

“A Taurus is focused and stable. The components in the ‘Brazilian Delight’ cocktail encompass the best of everything by using the finest ingredients.”


  • 3 large basil leaves
  • 1 1⁄2 oz Grey Goose Le Melon vodka
  • 1⁄4 oz green chartreuse
  • 1⁄2 oz passion fruit puree
  • 1⁄2 oz lime juice
  • 3⁄4 oz simple syrup
  • 1⁄2 oz egg whites


  • Combine all ingredients, except the basil leaf
  • Shake and double strain into a martini glass
  • Add basil leaf as a garnish

Gemini – Werly Cup

"A Gemini tends to have a sense of duality to their nature. Like the Gemini’s personality, the joining of sweet and sour, the simple syrup and lemon juice, creates a sense of duality in the cocktail. This cocktail was also named after our flirty and charismatic Executive Chef David Werly."


  • 1 cubed strawberry
  • 1 slice cucumber
  • 1 orange slice
  • 2 oz Pimm’s
  • 1 oz Lemon juice
  • 1 oz simple syrup
  • Mint sprig for garnish


  • Add ice, lightly shake and dump in tall glass
  • Top with ginger ale
  • Garnish with a mint sprig

Cancer – Pineapple & Ginger Daiquri

“A Cancer personality is extremely innovative and pays attention to detail. The distinct characteristics of ginger and pineapple in this cocktail provide a harmonious finish.”


  • 1 1⁄2 oz Cruzan Spiced Rum
  • 3⁄4 oz Domaine de Canton
  • 3⁄4 oz pineapple juice
  • 3⁄4 oz fresh lime juice
  • 3⁄4 oz simple syrup
  • 1⁄4 oz Luxardo Maraschino
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • Lime twist for garnish
  • Luxardo cherry for garnish


  • Combine ingredients and shake well
  • Serve up in a martini glass
  • Garnish with Luxardo cherry and lime twist

Leo – Ginger Sparkle

“Leos are cheerful, sociable, and full of excitement. We created the ‘Ginger Sparkle’ as the perfect cocktail to match their bubbly personality.”


  • 1⁄2 oz. Domain de Canton Ginger Liqueur
  • 1 1⁄2 oz. fresh pear puree (Perfect Puree)
  • 1⁄2 oz. fresh lemon juice
  • 4 oz. Fleuraison Brut Champagne
  • Candied ginger for garnish
  • Lemon twist for garnish


  • Stir over ice and pour into champagne flute
  • Garnish with candied ginger and lemon twist

Virgo – Pineapple Basil Cocktail

“Virgos are dependable, rational, and work well with others. This cocktail combines flavors that work wonderfully together.”


  • 3 basil leaves
  • 1 1⁄2 oz Brooklyn Gin
  • 1 oz pineapple
  • 1⁄2 oz lime
  • 1⁄2 oz simple syrup
  • Elderflower tonic
  • Pineapple leaf for garnish


  • Shake and pour over ice
  • Top with elderflower tonic
  • Garnish with a pineapple leaf

Libra – Lemongrass Mojito

“A Libra personality enjoys peace, stability and being surrounded by others. We took a classic cocktail and paired it with lemongrass to create a sense of companionship.”


  • 2 oz Cuca Fresca Blanco cachaca
  • 1 oz lemongrass syrup
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • Mint leaves


  • In a mixing glass, add all ingredients
  • Shake lightly and dump in a tall glass
  • Top with soda

Scorpio – Eastern Drop

“Scorpios are resilient, determined, and confident. The 'Eastern Drop' uses strong, bold flavors to appeal to the Scorpio’s personality.”


  • 1 1⁄2 oz Belvedere Vodka Citrus
  • 1 oz lemongrass simple syrup
  • 1⁄2 oz St. Germain Elderflower
  • 1⁄2 oz fresh lemon juice
  • 1⁄4 oz pineapple juice
  • Dash egg whites
  • Mint leaf for garnish


  • Combine ingredients and shake well
  • Double strain up into a martini glass
  • Garnish with a floating mint leaf

Sagittarius – Spiced Apple Fiz

“A Sagittarius is expressive, focused and free minded. This cocktail uses Daron Calvados, an apple based cognac that is aged freely.”


  • Dash peychauds
  • 1 oz Sazerac six-year rye
  • 1⁄2 oz Daron Calvados
  • 1⁄2 oz Benedictine
  • 1⁄2 oz lemon
  • 3⁄4 oz apple
  • 3⁄4 cinnamon simple syrup
  • 1⁄2 oz egg whites
  • 1 oz soda
  • Cinnamon stick for garnish
  • One crab apple for garnish


  • Shake and pour over ice in a tall glass
  • Top with soda
  • Garnish with a crab apple and cinnamon stick

Capricorn – Robins Hood

“Capricorns are ambitious, well-disciplined, and highly intelligent. In order to appeal to the Capricorn’s personality, we stuck to the beauty of simplicity when creating ‘Robins Hood’, inspired by Walt Disney and his love of scotch.”


  • 2 dash peychauds
  • 1 dash angostura bitters
  • 1 oz apricot infused 10-year Glenmorangie
  • 1 oz Hennessy VSOP
  • 1⁄2 Benedictine
  • 1⁄2 oz Drambuie
  • 1⁄2 oz Antica sweet vermouth
  • Dried apricot for garnish


  • Stir cocktail over ice and pour over ice sphere
  • Garnish with a dried apricot

This article originally appeared on TravelandLeisure.com

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