New Year’s Eve is just around the corner! Are you celebrating by throwing a party or planning an event to ring in the new year?
Your zodiac sign can actually influence quite a few different things in you life, even a favorite cocktail. Why not captivate your guests by guessing what type of drink might appeal to their senses (if you don’t know their zodiac sign, just ask!), or whip something new and creative up for yourself to try at home?
Toast to the new year and new resolutions by trying something deliciously unique based on astrological influences. Here’s your ultimate mixology guide for your next New Year’s Eve event.
Your New Years’ Eve Cocktail, Based on Your Zodiac Sign
Aries: Moscow Mule
Aries is a Fire sign which means anyone who falls under this sign is active, dynamic, and bursting full of energy. An Aries will do everything with gusto, and to the absolute best of their ability. Aries would love a drink that matches their feisty energy levels.
Why not mix them a Moscow Mule? It’s bracing, refreshing, and with a bit of a kick to appeal to the Aries in your life.
How to Make a Moscow Mule
- 2 oz. vodka
- 3 oz. ginger beer (not ginger ale)
- Half of a fresh lime, juiced
- Pour all ingredients over ice into a highball glass and garnish with a lime wheel
Taurus: Hot Toddy
Taureans are loyal, dependable, and don’t do anything in a hurry. They love the finer things in life and enjoy that bit of luxury when they can.
A slow and luxurious cocktail is the way to warm their heart. Mulled wine, a good brandy, or perhaps a good old-fashioned Hot Toddy would do the trick to tempt Taurus’s heart.
How to Make a Hot Toddy
- 8 oz. hot water
- 1 oz. honey
- 2 oz. good bourbon
- Pinch of ginger
- Melt the honey into the hot water then add the bourbon and ginger
- Garnish with a lemon wheel
Gemini: Sicilian Kiss
The sign of the Twins is likely to get into mischief with their merriment. Gemini may be a bit impulsive when it comes to beverages, and something new and unusual is liable to pique their curiosity.
Go for the really unique with a Sicilian Kiss. With only two ingredients, it will surely appeal to the nature of a Gemini.
How to Make a Sicilian Kiss
- 1 oz. shot Amaretto
- 1 oz. shot Southern Comfort
- Pour over ice
Cancer: South Shore Sangria
Cancers are quite emotional when it comes to the zodiac signs. Ruled by the Moon, they are intuitive and will absorb the mood of the room like a sponge.
They might feel at home with a traditional mint julep, a Tropical Blue Hawaii, or a more adventurous South Shore Sangria?
How to Make a South Shore Sangria
- 2 oz. champagne or sparkling white wine
- ½ oz. red wine
- 1 oz. Amaretto
- 1 oz. Triple Sec or Cointreau
- 1 oz. orange juice
- 1 oz. pineapple juice
- Slices of lemon, lime, and orange
- Place a wheel of lemon, lime, and orange in the bottom of a highball glass and add ice
- Add the liqueurs and then the fruit juices and stir
- Fill the glass ¾ with sparkling wine and then top up with red wine
- Garnish with a slice of citrus
Leo: 57 Chevy
Leos are known for their sociability and charm. They’re generous, gregarious, and charming, even if they do get a touch egotistical now and again.
Ruled by the Sun, they need a warm and glowing drink to match their engaging personality. Choose something colorful that demands attention, like a Tequila Sunrise, Harvey Wallbanger, or the unusual 57 Chevy.
How to Make a 57 Chevy
- 1 oz. Southern Comfort
- 1 oz. gin
- 1 oz. orange juice
- 1 oz. pineapple juice
- Dash of grenadine
- Blend all the ingredients and pour over ice
- Garnish with a sprig mint
Virgo: El Presidente
Virgos is an Earth sign.They are known both for their interests in health and their fondness of convention. It may be hard for them to break out of the vodka and cranberry juice or cosmopolitan niche.
Allow them to loosen their collected and polished exterior a bit. Look for cocktails that are fruity and interesting, such as an El Presidente.
How to Make an El Presidente
- 1 ½ oz. white rum
- ¾ oz. Vermouth
- ¾ oz. Orange Curacao
- Splash of grenadine
- Shake all ingredients and pour over ice
- Garnish with a cherry or orange wheel
Libra: Green Ghost
Librans are Air signs and quite peaceful as they keep things balanced and harmonious. This same energy applies to their New Year’s cocktail, too. Look for a mix of sweet and sour to bring out intrigue and delight in the drink.
A cocktail like a Whiskey Sour or Tom Collins could be a great choice. We recommend a Green Ghost. It’s a little sweet, a little spicy, and the color! It’s nearly perfect.
How to Make a Green Ghost
- 2 oz. gin
- 2 oz. Chartreuse
- ½ oz. of freshly squeezed lime juice
- Mix ingredients in a shaker with crushed ice
- Strain into a martini glass
Scorpio: Purple Rain
Deep and mysterious, Scorpio is the passionate observer of the zodiac signs. Scorpio may not be the life and soul of the party, but they’re not going to miss a trick.
Drinks that are as dark and enigmatic as they are will certainly enhance the mood. Try something made with a black vodka or dark rum. A Purple Rain cocktail appeals to a Scorpio’s depth and magic.
How to Make a Purple Rain
- 1 oz. vodka
- 1 oz. Blue Curacao
- 1 oz. cranberry juice
- Moisten the rim of the glass and dip in sugar
- Pour drink into the glass
- Decorate with a lemon curl
Sagittarius: 12 Mile Limit
Sagittarians are known for their outgoing personality and sense of adventure. They may have tried all the cocktails on the menu, including the Screaming Orgasm and B52 shots.
Why not be impulsive and give them something different this New Year? Forget the Long Island tea, go for a 12 Mile Limit.
How to Make a 12 Mile Limit
- ½ oz. white rum
- ½ oz. rye whiskey
- ½ oz. Brandy
- ½ oz. Grenadine
- ½ oz. fresh lemon juice
- Shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice
- Strain and serve with the lemon garnish
Capricorn: Electric Lemonade
Capricorns are known for their love of security and the familiar. It’s hard to get them to break out of the mold and let them try something different for a change.
Forget the rum and coke and be a bit more outgoing for this drink choice. Be daring and mix them up Electric Lemonade. It’s more down-to-earth than it sounds!
How to Make an Electric Lemonade
- 1 ½ oz. vodka
- 1 ½ oz. orange juice
- ¾ oz. Blue Curacao
- Shake over crushed ice in a cocktail shaker
- Garnish with a slice of lime
Aquarius: Blue Mist
Restless and cerebral, Aquarians aren’t likely to stick with one thing for too long. Aquarius is witty and rebellious, and you may find that this applies to their drinks as well as their outlook on life.
This sign needs something stimulating and unusual. Try a cocktail that is quirky, such as a Vancouver, an Atlantic, or perhaps something enigmatic and cool like a Blue Mist.
How to Make a Blue Mist
- 1 oz. vodka
- 1 oz. Cointreau
- 1 oz. lemon / lime soda, such as 7-up or Sprite
- Pour all ingredients over ice and give a gentle stir
- Garnish the glass with a slice of lime
Pisces: Sea Mist
Ruled by Neptune and the sea, Pisces is a Water sign. Pisces is drawn to wishes and fantasies. Why should their drinks be any different? The more fanciful and romantic, the more they are likely to appeal to them.
Try highballs, fizzes, or perhaps the beautifully hazy Sea Mist.
How to Make a Sea Mist
- 1 oz. coconut rum
- 1 oz. Triple Sec
- A splash of Blue Curacao
- Pour over plenty of ice
- Add a cocktail cherry for garnish
The world of cocktails is a multitude of mixtures, with new ones being tried and tested every day. Never be afraid to experiment and try something a bit different. Especially now that you know an astrological guide to cosmic cocktails does have a foundation in the stars.
Related article: Your Personality Secrets, Based on Your Zodiac Sign
*Editors’ Note: This article was originally published in 2016, and has been updated.