Everyone can use a cocktail fix now and then to get through the long week. And when your cup of coffee isn’t enough to do the trick, you need a good, well-made cocktail. But that doesn’t mean you have to stick to your basic martini. While you might just be picking up the first thing you find in your bar, it’s time to get a little creative. So this week, try a cocktail based on your zodiac sign! Here is the perfect cocktail recipe for you.
1. Aries: Absinthe Frappé
50 ml absinthe
5-10 mint leaves
1 egg white
15 ml simple syrup
50 ml club soda
Put mint in a cocktail shaker and muddle it lightly. Then add absinthe, simple syrup, egg white, and ice, and give it a good shake. Take a tall glass and fill it with crushed ice, and strain the drink into it. The perfect cocktail recipe for you, Aries — easy, cool, and delicious.
2. Taurus: Champagne Float
2 tbsp fruit sorbet (peach, raspberry, or watermelon)
150 ml chilled champagne, prosecco, or any sparkling wine
Grab a champagne flute (gently!) and add the sorbet to it. Pour the chilled wine over it, and enjoy your champagne float!
3. Gemini: Strawberry Gin Spritz
1/2 cup strawberries, rinsed and sliced
Juice of one lemon or lime
1 tbsp sugar
100 ml sparkling wine
A dash of club soda
Add strawberries, lemon juice, and sugar in a small bowl, and mix well. Keep it aside and let it sit for about 15 minutes. Take 2 glasses, fill them halfway with ice, and pour 30 ml gin in both. Next, add the strawberry mixture equally, sparkling wine, and a dash of club soda. Give the drinks a good mix and enjoy chilled!
4. Cancer: Fresh Fruit Sangria
1/2 medium apple chopped into small pieces
1 medium orange rind on, pitted, and sliced into small pieces
3-4 tbsp brown sugar
3/4 cup chilled orange juice
1/3 cup brandy
750 ml red wine
1 cup ice
Take a pitcher, put apples, oranges, and sugar in it, and muddle the fruits for about a minute. Try using cold fruits. Once the juices are released, add orange juice and brandy to the mixture, and muddle again for about 30 seconds. Add the red wine, stir again, and adjust the flavours according to your taste. Once it’s done, add ice to the pitcher, give it a final stir, and enjoy your fresh fruit sangria.
5. Leo: Cranberry Daiquiri
1/4 cup sugar
750 ml light rum
1/4 cup water
1 and 1/2 cups cranberry juice
3/4 cup water
Lime slices, frozen cranberries, and fresh mint for garnish
A handful of mint leaves
Take a saucepan and add 1/4th cup sugar, 1/4th cup water, and mint to it, and let it simmer till the sugar dissolves and the mixture starts to thicken. Then mix rum, juice, water, and simple syrup in a pitcher and refrigerate it for at least an hour before serving. Once it’s chilled, assemble your glasses and dip the rims in water and then sugar. Pour the drink into the glasses, staying away from the rim. Top it off with frozen berries, lime slices, and fresh mint. Enjoy!
6. Virgo: Elderflower Champagne Cocktail
60 ml elderflower liqueur
120 ml chilled champagne, prosecco, or sparkling wine
A handful of fresh mint leaves
Combine elderflower liqueur and mint in a cocktail shaker. Muddle the mint lightly, add crushed ice to fill the shaker halfway, and give it a good shake for about 30 seconds. Next, strain it into wine glasses and top it with champagne, prosecco, or sparkling wine. Enjoy the delightful and fun cocktail recipe, perfect for a Virgo!
7. Libra: Mimosa
1 (750 ml) bottle chilled dry sparkling wine
3 cups chilled orange juice (freshly squeezed or store-bought)
1/2 cup orange liqueur, optional
2-3 strawberries, blueberries, and orange slices
Take a champagne flute and add the berries. Lightly muddle them with a spoon to release some juices. Add the chilled wine and top it up with fresh, chilled orange juice. And finally, add a spoon of orange liqueur and garnish it with some orange slices. Enjoy a delicious and easy cocktail!
8. Scorpio: Classic Margarita
1/4 cup kosher salt or castor sugar, for rimming glasses
60 ml triple sec
Start by placing a cocktail glass in the refrigerator for about 5 minutes. Take a cocktail shaker or a jar with a tight lid and add the tequila, triple sec, ice, and lime juice to it, and shake it vigorously for about 30 seconds. Now, take the chilled cocktail glass and wet the rim with lime juice and dip it in sugar/salt. Then, strain the margarita into the glass and garnish with lime wedges.
9. Sagittarius: Cucumber Gin & Tonic
1/2 cup of water
1/2 cup granulated sugar
Start by making the simple syrup by mixing water and sugar over a medium flame till the sugar dissolves completely and the mixture starts to thicken. Once it is prepared, set it aside to cool. Take a cocktail shaker, add the cucumber, and muddle lightly. Add gin and simple syrup. Next, shake it vigorously for about 30 seconds. Fill a tall glass with ice and strain the drink. Garnish it with the cucumber slice, and the perfect cocktail recipe for Sagitarrians is ready!
10. Capricorn: Fresh Mezcalita
2 parts salt and 1 part chilli powder for dressing the rim
Lime wedges, for lining the rim and garnish
50 ml mild mezcal
60 ml fresh orange juice
30 ml fresh lime juice
1-3 tsp simple syrup (optional)
Take a glass and run lime wedges around the rim, dip it into the salt and chilli mixture, and keep it aside. Then, take a cocktail shaker and add mezcal, orange juice, lime juice, simple syrup, and ice, and give it a good shake for about 20 seconds. Take the prepared glass, add ice, strain fresh mezcalita, garnish with a lemon wedge, and sip away your work blues!
11. Aquarius: Paloma
60 ml tequila
15 ml lime juice
60 ml fresh grapefruit juice, plus wedges for garnish
15 ml simple syrup, or to taste
60 ml sparkling water
Coarse sea salt, for the rim of the glasses
12. Pisces: Blue Monday
50 ml of vodka (flavoured would be preferable)
15 ml triple sec
10 ml blue curacao
An orange slice for garnish
Take a cocktail shaker, add vodka, triple sec, blue curacao, and ice, and give it a good shake. Then, strain the drink into a glass and top it off with an orange slice. This fuss-free and vibrant cocktail recipe is a great option for Pisces!