Horoscope Sips: 12 Cocktails to Represent the Zodiac Signs

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The zodiac suggests that your birth time plays a role in determining your personality, characteristics, strengths, and weaknesses. If so, then it might determine your drink preferences too, right?? It's time for some zodiac cocktails!

I was beyond excited when my wonderful friends at Koloa Rum asked me to design a suite of 12 cocktails to represent the 12 zodiac signs. Our goal was to create a cocktail for each sign that pays homage to that sign's most notable characteristics; you'll see those characteristics represented in the concept behind each of the zodiac cocktails, the ingredients, the flavors, the styling, and even the garnishes. Make sure to read the descriptions at the top of each of the horoscope cocktails, since they describe how the cocktails are linked to the signs.

Because  Koloa Rum is distilled on Kaua'i (the northernmost Hawaiian island) and that's where I spend winters, this whole suite of zodiac cocktails has a distinctly tropical vibe. You'll see lots of beautiful, colorful Kaua'i fruits and flowers in all the photos too!

As we approach the start of the next zodiac year, I'm so excited to be sharing these horoscope cocktails with you! Below, you'll find the 12 zodiac signs (in the order in which they occur throughout the year), a description of the cocktail, ingredients, and directions for creating the cocktail. I hope you have as much fun with them as I did!

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Aries' Cinnamon Spice Old Fashioned

March 21 - April 19

Aries, you're bold, ambitious, and full of fire. This uncomplicated cocktail pays homage to your desire for directness and to the passion with which you tackle any challenge.

Zodiac cocktail for horoscope sign Aries

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz Kōloa Kaua’i Spice Rum                        
  • 0.5 oz cinnamon simple syrup
  • Several pieces of orange peel
  • Kumquat (or orange) slices for garnish

For the Cinnamon Simple Syrup:

Combine several whole cinnamon sticks with one cup of granulated white sugar and one cup of water. Boil until the syrup has thickened significantly, enough to coat the back of a spoon, and has become a deep amber color. Strain the simple syrup through a fine-mesh strainer, then cool it completely before using. Store any extra syrup in a sealed jar in the refrigerator for up to several weeks.

Directions:

In a cocktail stirring glass, combine the rum and simple syrup. Squeeze the orange peel gently over the stirring glass to add the fragrant oils from the peel into the cocktail. Stir well with ice, then strain into an Old Fashioned or rocks glass with several large ice cubes. Garnish with several kumquat slices.

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Taurus' Tropical Boozy Brunch Sip

April 20 - May 20

Taurus, you're the guru of luxury and treating yourself right. Pamper your little bull self with this elegant cocktail that would be perfect for a fancy boozy brunch.

Zodiac cocktail for horoscope sign Taurus

Ingredients:

  • 2 tsp pink dragonfruit puree
  • 1 oz Kōloa Kaua’i Coconut Rum
  • 2 oz light-colored tropical fruit juice blend
  • Dash of soda water
  • ½ oz Kōloa Kaua’i Cacao Rum
  • Kumquat half for garnish

 

Directions:

In a cocktail shaker, combine the dragonfruit puree, coconut rum, and tropical fruit juice. Shake well with ice, then strain into a chilled champagne flute. Add a dash of soda water, then gently float the Cacao rum on top. Garnish with a kumquat half or other tropical fruit.

 

Ingredient Note:

Pink dragonfruit is a very brightly-colored tropical fruit. Some grocery stores sell frozen packets of puree, or you can make your own in a blender. If you can’t find it, substitute ¼ tsp pink dragonfruit powder, which many artisan grocery stores sell and is easily available online. If you use dragonfruit powder, double-strain the cocktail to remove any wayward clumps.

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Gemini's Mango Basil Mojito

May 21 - June 21

Gemini, you're playful and driven by curiosity, just like the flavors in this non-traditional mojito. It's perfect to serve up at all the summer parties you're probably planning!

Zodiac cocktail for horoscope sign Gemini

Ingredients:

  • 10 fresh basil leaves
  • Several cubes of raw (e.g. Demerara) sugar
  • 2 oz Kōloa Kaua’i White Rum
  • 2 oz mango juice
  • 1 oz fresh-squeezed lime juice
  • Club soda, to top
  • Sprig of basil for garnish
  • Lime wedge for garnish

 

Directions:

In a cocktail shaker, combine the basil leaves and sugar cubes and muddle them lightly. Add the rum, mango juice, and lime juice, then shake well with ice. Strain into a tall, narrow serving glass filled with ice. Fill the glass to the top with club soda. Garnish with a sprig of basil and a lime wedge.

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Cancer's Coconut Ginger Rum Fizz

June 22 - July 22

Cancer, your sensitive crab self likes to be safe and cozy, just like the warming flavors in this cocktail. The coconut rum pays homage to the fact that the ocean and tropics are in your soul.

Zodiac cocktail for horoscope sign Cancer

 

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz Kōloa Kaua’i Coconut Rum
  • 1 oz fresh-squeezed lime juice
  • 3-4 oz low-sugar ginger beer
  • 1 oz Kōloa Kaua’i Dark Rum
  • Lime wedge for garnish

 

Directions:

Fill a tall, narrow glass with crushed ice. Add the coconut rum and lime juice, then fill most of the glass with ginger beer. Top if off with a dark rum float, then garnish with a wedge of lime.

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Leo's Spiced Hibiscus Daiquiri

July 23 - August 22

Leo, you love to be in the spotlight, just like this show-stopping pink daiquiri. It's full of drama and charisma, and sure to be the center of attention. It's also a bit extra, just like you!

 

Zodiac cocktail for horoscope sign Leo

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz Kōloa Kaua’i Spice Rum
  • 1 oz fresh-squeezed lime juice
  • 1 oz hibiscus simple syrup
  • Starfruit slice for garnish

 

For the Hibiscus Simple Syrup:

Combine several hibiscus herbal tea bags with one cup of granulated white sugar and one cup of water. Boil until the syrup has thickened significantly, enough to coat the back of a spoon, and has become a deep pink color. Strain the simple syrup through a fine-mesh strainer, then cool it completely before using. Store any extra syrup in a sealed jar in the refrigerator for up to several weeks.

 

Directions:

In a cocktail shaker, combine the rum, lime juice, and simple syrup, then shake well with ice. Strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with a piece of starfruit (or other over-the-top tropical fruit of your choice).

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Virgo's Rosemary Grapefruit Old Fashioned

August 23 - September 22

Virgo, you know that beauty lies in the details, just like in this very classic cocktail. Fragrant rosemary and bitter grapefruit echo your grounded personality and reinforce your ties to the Earth.

Zodiac cocktail for horoscope sign Virgo

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz Kōloa Kaua’i Gold Rum
  • 0.5 oz rosemary simple syrup
  • Several pieces of grapefruit peel
  • Grapefruit slice for garnish
  • Sprig of rosemary for garnish

 

For the Rosemary Simple Syrup:

Combine several sprigs of fresh rosemary with one cup of granulated white sugar and one cup of water. Boil until the syrup has thickened significantly, enough to coat the back of a spoon, and has become a pale green color. Strain the simple syrup through a fine-mesh strainer, then cool it completely before using. Store any extra syrup in a sealed jar in the refrigerator for up to several weeks.

 

Directions:

In a cocktail stirring glass, combine the rum and simple syrup. Squeeze the grapefruit peel gently over the stirring glass to add the fragrant oils from the peel into the cocktail. Stir well with ice, then strain into an Old Fashioned or rocks glass with several large ice cubes. Garnish with a grapefruit slice and an additional sprig of rosemary.

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Libra's Pineapple Rum Sunrise

September 23 - October 23

Libra, you find peace through balance and harmony. This chic layered drink pays homage to your love of symmetry and to your excellent aesthetic tastes.

 

Zodiac cocktail for horoscope sign Libra

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz Campari
  • 2 oz pineapple juice
  • 1.5 oz Kōloa Kaua’i Dark Rum
  • Pineapple slice for garnish

 

Directions:

Fill a small, sturdy wine glass with ice. Add the Campari on the bottom, then the pineapple juice, then the dark rum, allowing each layer to mix slightly but not completely. Garnish with a pineapple slice.

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Scorpio's Passionfruit Ginger Rum Fizz

October 24 - November 21

Scorpio, you're known for your passion and beguiling ways. This zippy passionfruit and ginger cocktail pays homage to your mysterious, intimate, spicy personality.

 

Zodiac cocktail for horoscope sign Scorpio

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz Kōloa Kaua’i White Rum
  • Pulp from one passionfruit
  • Several pieces of crystallized ginger, finely diced
  • 3-4 oz low-sugar ginger beer
  • Sprig of mint for garnish

 

Directions:

In a cocktail shaker, combine the rum, passionfruit pulp, and diced crystallized ginger, then shake very vigorously with ice to force the passionfruit pulp to separate from the seeds. Add crushed ice to a tall, narrow glass and pour in ginger beer to fill it halfway. Double strain the rum mixture to fill the glass, then garnish with a sprig of fresh mint.

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Sagittarius' Cacao-Chai Boozy Iced Coffee

November 22 - December 21

Sagittarius, you were born to explore, wander, and seek adventure. The exotic flavors in this drink speak to your fiery spirit, intensity, and desire to roam, while the coffee gives you energy.

 

Zodiac cocktail for horoscope sign Sagittarius

Ingredients:

  • 3 oz cold brew coffee
  • 2 oz Kōloa Kaua’i Cacao Rum
  • 1 oz chai simple syrup
  • Several pieces of orange peel
  • Orange slices for garnish

 

For the Chai Simple Syrup:

Combine several spoonfuls of loose-leaf chai tea mix with one cup of granulated white sugar and one cup of water. Boil until the syrup has thickened significantly, enough to coat the back of a spoon, and has become a deep amber color. Strain the simple syrup through a fine-mesh strainer, then cool it completely before using. Store any extra syrup in a sealed jar in the refrigerator for up to several weeks.

 

Directions:

In a cocktail stirring glass, combine the cold brew, rum, and simple syrup. Squeeze the orange peel gently over the stirring glass to add the fragrant oils from the peel into the cocktail. Stir well with ice, then strain into an Old Fashioned or rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with several orange slices.

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Capricorn's Ginger Coffee Martini

December 22 - January 19

Capricorn, you work so hard at achieving your goals! Unwind at the end of a long day with this simple dessert drink featuring soothing ginger.

Zodiac cocktail for horoscope sign Capricorn

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz Kōloa Kaua’i Coffee Rum
  • 1 oz ginger simple syrup
  • Ginger slice for garnish
  • Piece of crystallized ginger for garnish

 

For the Ginger Simple Syrup:

Remove the peel from a piece of ginger root 2-3’’ long, then slice the peeled root into medallions. Combine the sliced ginger with one cup of granulated white sugar and one cup of water. Boil until the syrup has thickened significantly, enough to coat the back of a spoon, and has become a pale gold color. Strain the simple syrup through a fine-mesh strainer, then cool it completely before using. Store any extra syrup in a sealed jar in the refrigerator for up to several weeks.

 

Directions:

In a cocktail stirring glass, combine the rum and simple syrup. Stir well with ice, then strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with a piece of fresh ginger and a piece of crystallized ginger.

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Aquarius' Coconut Citrus Rum Punch

January 20 - February 18

Aquarius, you're open-minded and eccentric, a bit of a rebel at heart. This unconventional citrusy rum punch celebrates your free spirit.

 

Zodiac cocktail for horoscope sign Aquarius

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz Kōloa Kaua’i Coconut Rum
  • 2 oz fresh-squeezed orange juice
  • 1 oz fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice
  • 0.5 oz fresh-squeezed lime juice
  • 0.5 oz Kōloa Kaua’i Dark Rum
  • Assorted citrus slices for garnish

 

Directions:

In a cocktail shaker, combine the coconut rum and the citrus juices. Shake well with ice, then strain into a small punch bowl filled with ice. Gently float the dark rum on top. Garnish with an abundance of assorted citrus slices.

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Pisces' Tropical Ocean Mojito

February 19 - March 20

Pisces, the ocean is in your soul. This mojito is a bit whimsical and plays to your emotional, sensitive nature while also honoring your intimate connection with the sea.

Zodiac cocktail for horoscope sign Pisces

 

Ingredients:

  • Pinch of blue spirulina
  • Barspoon of hot water
  • 10 fresh mint leaves
  • Several cubes of raw (e.g. Demerara) sugar
  • 2 oz. Kōloa Kaua’i Coconut Rum
  • 1 oz fresh-squeezed lime juice
  • Club soda, to top
  • Sprig of mint for garnish

 

Directions:

In a sturdy highball glass, dissolve the blue spirulina in a dash of hot water and stir well. Add the mint leaves and sugar cubes, and muddle them lightly. Fill the glass with ice, then pour the rum and lime juice over the ice. Fill the glass to the top with club soda and garnish with a sprig of mint.

 

Ingredient Note:

Blue spirulina is an edible type of algae with a bright blue color and virtually no taste. It also has many health benefits. You can find it at specialty food stores or online. It dissolves best in hot water, so dissolving it first will be more successful than adding it to a cocktail in its powdered form.

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Cheers!

I hope you've enjoyed these 12 whimsical, tropical zodiac cocktails. I had such fun working on this project and I bet you'll have just as much fun experimenting with them! Which of these colorful horoscope cocktails will you try first? Your own? Someone else's? Do you think your cocktail fits your sign's stereotypical characteristics? What about your own characteristics?

I'm a firm believer that cocktails should be FUN (especially these whimsical horoscope cocktails!). You won't find any stuffy cocktail "rules" on this blog. So feel free to experiment with one or several of the zodiac cocktails above and discover what formats, flavors, glassware, and garnishes you love best. Most importantly, have fun with them. Cheers and happy mixing!

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As with all my cocktail recipes, please enjoy responsibly!

Disclosure: These recipes have been developed through a paid partnership with Koloa Rum. However, all opinions and thoughts are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep The Rogue Brussel Sprout running.

Horoscope Sips: 12 Cocktails to Represent the Zodiac Signs

Ever wondered what the right cocktail is for your zodiac sign? This fun guide to horoscope cocktails contains customized drinks for all 12 astrological signs. Try your own, make one for a friend, or try all the zodiac cocktails in order!

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Julie B
March 21, 2023
This is so fun!! My Gemini cocktail is spot on with what I love, can’t wait to make😋