Zodiac cocktails; What’s your Drink?

Wednesday 24th Jan 2024 |

Astrology has experienced a resurgence in popularity in recent years, with TikTok leading the charge in bringing this ancient art to new generations. Love it or loathe it, evidence suggests that more than 90% of people know their star sign, so why not embrace the fun and allow the zodiac to choose your next cocktail? Introducing Zodiac Cocktails…. 

Wine experts Bottled and Boxed have therefore cultivated cocktail for every star sign with a wine-based twist, designed around each sign’s unique characteristics.

Zodiac Cocktails: Wonderous wine-based beverages for every star sign.

Whether you read your horoscope every week or struggle to tell Capricorn from Cancer, learning about the connections between the signs of the zodiac and your personality can be very intriguing. From your compatibility with others to your taste and style, your star sign is believed to be a big influence on what makes you, you. And, if you’re hosting an intimate gathering or party for your closest friends, crafting cocktails based on their individual star signs can be a fun and creative way to tailor drinks to your guests’ distinct characters.

To give you some ideas, Bottled & Boxed have suggested a wine-based Zodiac Cocktail for each star sign — feel free to adjust the ingredients and proportions based on your personal preferences, and enjoy!

Aquarius (January 20 –February 18): Electric Blue Margarita

Zodiac Cocktails

Ingredients: Blue wine (or blue curaçao), tequila, triple sec, lime juice, agave syrup.

Aquarians are known for their eccentricity and vibrancy, and the Electric Blue Margarita adds an unconventional touch to a traditional recipe. Blue wine is one of the most uncommon varieties, made by filtering white wine through red grape skins, but striking blue curaçao can replace it.

Pisces (February 19–March 20): Ocean Breeze Spritz

Zodiac Cocktails

Ingredients: Sparkling water, white wine, blue curaçao, elderflower syrup, mint leaves.

Pisceans are connected to water and have a dreamy nature. The Ocean Breeze Spritz evokes a sense of calm and tranquillity with notes of juicy orange, delicate elderflower, and soothing mint, while the sparkling water adds a pleasant sensation as you relax and unwind.

Aries (March 21–April 19): Fiery Sangria

Ingredients: Red wine, brandy, orange juice, mixed fruits (oranges, berries, apples), simple syrup.

Aries are known for their bold and energetic nature. The Fiery Sangria reflects their spirit with a vibrant mix of flavours, plus a subtle spice from the red wine and brandy infusion. On top of this, sangria is best served in a pitcher to be shared with friends, which is ideal for super social Aries.

Taurus (April 20–May 20): Taurus Temptation

Zodiac Cocktails

Ingredients: White wine, elderflower liqueur, fresh mint, honey, soda water.

Taurus individuals appreciate luxury, and the Taurus Temptation, with its floral notes and honey sweetness, caters to their refined taste. Garnish this elegant cocktail with botanicals like fresh mint or even edible flowers for extra indulgence and you’ll be sure to really delight any Taurus.

Gemini (May 21–June 20): Dual Delight Kir Royale

Ingredients: Sparkling wine, crème de cassis, blackberry.

Geminis are known for their dual natures. This two-toned spritzer offers a refreshing blend of flavours that complement each other, reflecting the Gemini duality. To achieve distinct layers, add the cassis first in the bottom of the glass then pour the sparkling wine slowly over the back of a spoon.

Cancer (June 21–July 22): Moonlit Martini

Zodiac Cocktails

Ingredients: Champagne, blue curaçao, coconut cream, pineapple juice.

Cancers are associated with the moon and are often nurturing. The Moonlit Martini, with its celestial appearance, suits their intuitive and caring nature while the comforting creaminess of coconut adds an extra soothing layer. Serve in a martini glass for optimum opulence.

Leo (July 23–August 22): Golden Lion Punch

Ingredients: Prosecco, peach schnapps, orange bitters, pineapple juice, sliced peaches.

Leos are regal and love to be in the spotlight. The Golden Lion Punch, with its golden hue and fruity kick, is a drink fit for a king or queen. What’s more, the prosecco adds a touch of sparkle and pageantry that any Leo is sure to love!

Virgo (August 23–September 22): Lavender Lemonade Spritz

Zodiac Cocktails

Ingredients: Rosé wine, lavender syrup, lemon juice, soda water.

Virgos appreciate simplicity and natural flavours. This classic spritz combines the elegance of rosé with the calming aroma of lavender for a soft and delicate appearance as well as a subtle flavour. You can even use sprigs of dried lavender as a natural garnish for this cocktail.

Libra (September 23–October 22): Harmony Hibiscus Cooler

Ingredients: Red wine, hibiscus tea, gin, lime juice, simple syrup.

Libras seek balance and harmony, and the Hibiscus Cooler brings together diverse flavours in perfect equilibrium. Floral notes, a citrus tang, and sweet sugar syrup combine to create a cocktail just for Librans. For a more unique twist, try adding sprigs of earthy herbs such as rosemary or thyme.

Scorpio (October 23–November 21): Dark and Mysterious Manhattan

Zodiac Cocktails

Ingredients: Red wine, bourbon, sweet vermouth, bitters, cherry.

Scorpios are known for their intense and mysterious nature. The Dark and Mysterious Manhattan captures their depth with bold, dark flavours, based on a classic Manhattan recipe but with the addition of cherry. Use dark or even black cherries for a deeper flavour and effect.

Sagittarius (November 22–December 21): Adventure Sangria

Ingredients: White wine, ginger ale, brandy, mixed exotic fruits (mango, passion fruit, kiwi).

Sagittarians love to explore. The Adventure Sangria combines unique flavours for a taste journey with the exotic tang of ginger beer, perfect for those who like unusual flavours and new experiences. And, the sharing aspect of sangria makes this the perfect drink for striking up deep conversations over.

Capricorn (December 22–January 19): Classic Cabernet Collins

Zodiac Cocktails

Ingredients: Cabernet Sauvignon, gin, lemon juice, simple syrup, club soda.

Capricorns appreciate tradition and elegance. The Classic Cabernet Collins offers a sophisticated twist on a classic Tom Collins cocktail with the addition of red wine for a more unique colour and flavour. A classic French red such as Cabernet Sauvignon would be the most ideal choice for this cocktail.

Quote from Bottled & Boxed

“Cocktails use lots of sensual elements to create an exciting drinking experience. From the balance of different flavours, textures, and scents to visual appeal from colours, garnishes, and the shape of the glass, all kinds of senses are stimulated with a great cocktail — and what better way to treat your guests than with a custom concoction each?

“Wine is complex and diverse, with a huge variety of grapes and styles to choose from. This makes it a great base for cocktails, especially if you’re looking to add a touch of sophistication to your drinks offering. Whether it’s a deep and bold red, a crisp and refreshing white, a balanced and fruity rosé, or even a sparkling wine, take the qualities of your guests’ personalities into account when choosing your bottles and your evening is sure to be a hit.” Amanda McCall, Managing Director at Bottled & Boxed

About Bottled & Boxed

Bottled & Boxed specialise in bespoke gift sets and hampers of prosecco, champagne, craft beer, spirits, and an array of fine foods. Along with prompt UK and overseas delivery, they pride themselves on excellent customer service and the opportunity to personalise or engrave their products. Whether it requires tailoring your hamper to a family member or organising a large-scale order for a corporate event, Bottled & Boxed work alongside their customers to provide high-quality gifts for any occasion. For more information, please visit: https://www.bottledandboxed.com/

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