The best cocktails to drink based on your star sign

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Sometimes choosing can be pretty hard, especially when your options are pretty much all delicious.

When it comes to cocktails, there’s always bound to be at least three on the menu (remember those?) that catch your eye.

Whether you’re planning ahead for pubs reopening or mixing your own, NIO Cocktail’s Head Mixologist, Patrick Pistolesi, has a list of recommendations based on your star sign to help you choose…

Aries – Old Fashioned 

Passionate and confident Aries will suit this bold-flavoured classic cocktail.

Patrick said: ‘Aries love to be number one, so it’s only fitting their cocktail pairing is an Old Fashioned – the most popular cocktail in the world.

‘The boldness of bourbon, bitters and sugar is the perfect complement to their competitive and outspoken personality, while the citrus pairs well with their impulsive, energetic side.’

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Taurus – Manhattan 

Earthy Taureans will appreciate the whiskey in a classy Manhattan, according to Patrick.

‘Being an earth sign,’ said Patrick, ‘Taureans suit a spirit with a musky undertone like the whiskey-based Manhattan. This star sign enjoys the finer things in life and likes to savour every sip and every moment.

‘Mixed with sweet vermouth and bitters, this classic is easy on the eyes and goes down smoothly. Not only a perfect pairing for this star sign but enjoyed by many around the world.’

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Gemini – Classic Margarita

The duality of Geminis will take nicely to the all-rounder Margarita.

Patrick explained: ‘With a twin-personality, Gemini’s can never make up their mind, so why should they have to decide when it comes to a cocktail?

‘The classic Margarita has the salty rim of the glass, the sweetness of the agave, the bitterness of the tequila and the sourness of the lime. Something to please everyone!’

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Cancer – Classic Mojito

The island origins of the Mojito lends the cocktail to water sign Cancers.

‘Being a water sign,’ said Patrick, ‘It makes sense that Cancers are best suited to a classic Mojito. Jam-packed with ice and originating from Cuba, an island country where the Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean meet.

‘Cancers are highly intuitive and spiritual so would enjoy the fresh mint – a herb that has biblical references and healing properties. The white rum, sugar, lime and soda water also give this cocktail a refreshing edge.’

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Leo – Espresso Martini

Extravagant and energetic Leos will revel in the deep flavours of Espresso Martinis.

‘Leo is a flashy sign, so they’re going to go for a more extravagant cocktail like an Espresso Martini, said Patrick.

‘The espresso shot and coffee liqueur reflect this star sign’s high energy while the vodka-based Martini screams confidence. After a few sips of this rich cocktail, there’s no way Leo’s won’t be the life of the party they were born to be.’

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Virgo – Gin and Tonic

Unfussy Virgos should enjoy a simple yet delicious G&T – a classic cocktail for a reason.

Patrick said: ‘Virgo is an earth sign historically represented by the goddess of wheat and agriculture. Simple, straightforward and no-nonsense a Virgo’s cocktail pairing is a classic Gin and Tonic.

‘Premium gins are usually distilled from mixtures of wheat, rye and barley, and flavoured with juniper berries – an aromatic ingredient strengthening the connection to the land.’

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Libra – Aperol Spritz

Why wouldn’t social Libras enjoy the unofficial cocktail of sunny beer gardens and summer parties?

‘Libra is an air sign represented by scales making them obsessed with symmetry’, explained Patrick.

‘The stars have aligned to pair a Libra with a light and bubbly spritz – a perfectly balanced cocktail with equal parts Aperol, prosecco, soda water and garnished with a slice of orange. This cocktail not only looks appealing but tastes great.’

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Scorpio – Bloody Mary

Passionate Scorpios aren’t afraid of the strong and savoury flavours in a Bloody Mary.

‘Known for their passion and power,’ said Patrick, ‘A Bloody Mary’s strong ingredients can truly capture the essence of this mysterious star sign.

‘Mixed with vodka, lemon juice, tomato juice, salt and pepper – this drink is bold in its colouring while the Tabasco gives it an extra kick, much like the fierce streak which lies within the Scorpio.’ 

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Sagittarius – Negroni

Adventurous Sagittarius’ will no doubt enjoy the Negroni’s strength and history.

‘Represented by an archer, Sagittarians are always chasing adventure,’ said Patrick.

‘This sign star would pair will with a Negroni which originated from the historically significant city of Florence, Italy. Legend tells that Count Camillo Negroni asked his bartender friend to strengthen his favourite cocktail – the Americano – by replacing the soda water with gin. A drink that was created by risk-taking – a key trait of this star sign.’

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Capricorn – Martini

Straight-talking Capricorns and no-nonsense Martinis have a lot in common.

Patrick said: ‘Like Virgos, Capricorns are very straightforward. You always know what you’re going to get with this star sign – they’re transparent and straight to the point, just like a Martini mixed with vodka and dry vermouth.

‘They are also hard workers, so they’ll enjoy something a little stronger to help them unwind. The only question left is dry or dirty?’

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Aquarius – Caipirinha 

Aquarius’ like to forge their own path, so a more unique cocktail like Caipirinha  should be just their speed.

‘Aquarius is the last air sign of the Zodiac, and they tend to be a little eccentric and free-spirited,’ said Patrick.

‘Accordingly, they pair well with a Caipirinha – a light, zesty yet punchy cocktail. Made with cachaça, which is similar to rum but instead of being distilled from molasses – a by-product of sugarcane processing – it’s distilled from the fermented juice of sugar cane. Mixed with sugar and lime, it has a distinct sweet and sour element like Aquarians who can be sweet but also have a stubborn steak.’ 

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Pisces – Mint Julep

Creative Pisces should, according to Patrick, enjoy the multifaceted Mint Julep.

He explained: ‘Many people may not know but the Mint Julep – which is made up of muddle mint leaves, sugar, ice, seltzer and bourbon – was originally prescribed as a cure for particularly nasty stomach aches.

‘It later became popular due to its refreshing taste. Despite its somewhat questionable healing properties, a Mint Julep is a Pisces’ cocktail match made in the stars.’

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