Signature Cocktails Inspired by Your Zodiac Sign
Choosing a signature cocktail that both you and your love agree on is, without a doubt, a challenge—especially if he's a scotch guy, and you're all about the gin. If the signature sip conversation has been stalled and you're not sure how to proceed, look to the stars for the answers—and by "stars," we mean the Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas' incredible zodiac-inspired cocktail menu. First launched in 2016, this horoscope-driven group of cocktails became such a guest favorite that they brought it back this year. And now we're sharing it with you, so you, your groom, and your guests can all get in on the fun.
All twelve of the following drinks have been customized by the Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas' property mixologist, William Perbellini. The cocktail genius designed these curated sips with each sign's dominant personality traits in mind. For creative Pisces brides, keep an eye out for an incredibly inventive concoction, made with grilled pineapple and chili-infused mezcal. For fiery Leo's, a cocktail with heat is the only way to go. The "Under the Oaxacan Sun" is literally smoking, and is sure to delight your loved ones. Is your adventurous and optimistic spouse-to-be a Sagittarius? Bookmark Perbellini's "Rubino" recipe, packed with the happiest flavors (pomegranate and peach!) and spirits (Champagne!).
The best part? You don't need to be a believer of all things zodiac to enjoy Perbellini's creations—they're incredible all on their own, horoscope or no horoscope. Ready to see if your bespoke cocktail matches up with your sign? Click through for all the signature sip inspiration, sent straight from the stars.
An Aquarius's most defining trait? Her individuality, which means enhancing her uniqueness with a one-of-a-kind cocktail is a must. The Negroni Bianco, which uses gin, italicus, luxardo, biter bianco, dry vermouth, grapefruit, and castelvtrano olive, is the perfect representation of this quirky sign.
To showcase this sign's imaginative persona, Perbellini concocted a cocktail that creatively combines extra anejo tequila, grilled pineapple, chili-infused mezcal, and mole bitters. Serve over an ice sphere and garnish with a grapefruit twist for added flair.
This sign's namesake may have been the Greek god of war, but it's also connected to fire. Bring the heat with an El Conquistador, which includes the fiery flavors of tequila, firewater bitters, fresh lime, honeysuckle and peppercorn syrup. Add in cucumber and mint for just the right amount of cool.
The indulgent Speziato is all about sweetness and pleasure—two things a Taurus knows well. A fresh combination of Peruvian pisco, aperol, fresh lemon juice, red bell pepper and basil makes this a passionate and provocative tonic, perfect for the Taurus bride or groom.
We'd use the words "clever" and "charming" to describe the Geminis in our lives. And we'd assign the same descriptors to The Curious Garden cocktail (a botanical blend of gin, fresh lime and cucumber juice, celery bitters, and cynar, served with tomato powder on the rim), which was designed with this cunning sign in mind.
Cancer brides are sensitive, loving, and, above all, loyal, so they'll definitely connect with the heart and comfort that defines the Mandarinita El Corazon. A delicious combination of Tequila Reposado, fresh lime, agave, and Mandarin Napoleon, topped off with Corazon foam, is sure to resonate with this caring sign.
Fiery, sun-driven Leos, meet your cocktail match: Under the Oaxacan Sun. Bright, exuberant, and literally smoking, this potion is a bright blend of hibiscus-infused Mezcal, fresh lime, agave nectar, Ancho Reyes, sal de gusano and basil.
If you're a Virgo, you likely spend a good amount of time lifting your loved ones up when they're down. Let the impressive Red Rock cocktail lift you up for a change (especially on the big day!), with supporting flavors of Sotol, grilled pineapple, chili-infused Mezcal, aloe liquor, prickly pear, fresh lime, and rosemary.
Libras, you social butterflies! You love companionship and always keep others needs balanced with your own. The Pearbellini (the mixologist's namesake!) is the definition of a balanced cocktail—pear-infused vodka, elderflower liqueur, fresh lime, gingerbread rooibos syrup, and champagne all exist in perfect harmony.
A Scorpio is deep, passionate, and mysterious, and is forever focused on seeking the truth. Enhance your sharp senses with the Spiced Penicillin, which brings together in-house spiced Rum, fresh lemon and ginger juice, bourbon barrel-smoked-demerara, and a touch of apple spice syrup.
Adventurous and optimistic, this sign exudes positivity on the regular. With a Sagittarius' happy outlook in mind, Perbellini designed the Rubino, made with pomegranate juice, peach-infused Grand Marnier, apple bitters, champagne, cranberry and rosemary.
Slow and steady (but cool and calculating!) Capricorns appreciate the classics, which makes the Barrel Old Fashioned the perfect cocktail for this sign's signature drink. Serve Whistle Pig 10-Year Rye, mesquite-smoked maple syrup, and homemade cherry bitters over an ice cube and garnish with an orange twist for a playful interpretation of this age-old sip.