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Welcome to the second part of in-the-spirit’s light-hearted journey through the Zodiac to match a cocktail recipe to each astrological sign. Whether you are a Piscean or a Libran, we hope we have selected cocktail recipes that encapsulate your own star sign.

As stated in our previous feature, there are many different opinions on the subject of astrology and we have taken some of the most widely recognised information about each star sign to help us decide on our choices of cocktail recipes. We have also opted to feature star stones for each sign - these are not birth stones but gems most closely associated with the ruling planet for your star sign.

LIBRA - THE SCALES (21 SEPT - 20 OCT)

Sapphire Perfection CocktailRuling planet: Venus
Associated colour(s): Blue (and also yellow)
Star stone: Sapphire
Characteristics: Romantic, sociable, idealistic and charming. Can also be flirtatious and indecisive.
Famous Librans: Michael Douglas, Luciano Pavarotti, Oscar Wilde, Olivia Newton-John.
Recommended cocktail: Sapphire Perfection – a beautiful vibrant blue cocktail recipe made with Peach Schnapps and De Kuyper Blue Curaçao with lime cordial and bitter lemon. Very fruity.

SCORPIO - THE SCORPION (21 OCT - 20 NOV)

Elixir of Love CocktailRuling planet: Mars
Associated colour(s): Dark red, maroon
Star stone: Opal
Characteristics: Determined, magnetic and passionate. Can also be obstinate and compulsive.
Famous Scorpios: Prince Charles, Bill Gates, Demi Moore, Grace Kelly.
Recommended cocktail: Elixir of Love – a rich and creamy blend of Disaronno Amaretto, white rum and De Kuyper Crème de Cacao Brown. Sublime blend of deep chocolate and almond flavours.

SAGITTARIUS- THE ARCHER (21 NOV - 20 DEC)

Cassis Tini CocktailRuling planet: Jupiter
Associated colour(s): Rich purple
Star stone: Topaz
Characteristics: Optimistic, straight-forward, philosophical. Can also be restless and irresponsible.
Famous Sagittarians: Tina Turner, Toulouse-Lautrec, Billy Idol, Steven Spielberg.
Recommended cocktail: Cassis Tini – a vivid berry coloured and flavoured cocktail recipe made from vodka, De Kuyper Crème de Cassis and cranberry juice.

CAPRICORN - THE GOAT (21 DEC - 20 JAN)

Mocha Martini  CocktailRuling planet: Saturn
Associated colour(s): Brown (and also black)
Star stone: Black Onyx
Characteristics: Practical, disciplined, humorous and reserved. Can also be pessimistic and fatalistic.
Famous Capricorns: Anthony Hopkins, Joan of Arc, Elvis Presley, Dolly Parton.
Recommended cocktail: Mocha Martini – a tasty creamy coffee flavoured cocktail recipe using exotic Amarula Cream, bourbon, De Kuyper Crème de Cacao Brown, coffee and cream.

AQUARIUS - THE WATER CARRIER (21 JAN - 20 FEB)

Turquoise MargaritaCocktailRuling planet: Uranus
Associated colour(s): Turquoise and electric blue
Star stone: Turquoise
Characteristics: Friendly, loyal, inventive and independent. Can be unpredictable and unemotional.
Famous Aquarians: Christian Dior, Humphrey Bogart, Charles Dickens, Oprah Winfrey.
Recommended cocktail: Turquoise Margarita – a stunning blue cocktail made using tequila, De Kuyper Blue Curaçao and sugar syrup. A bitter sweet citrus taste which perfectly balances with the tequila.

PISCES - THE FISHES (21 FEB - 20 MARCH)

Disaronno Darkness CocktailRuling planet: Neptune
Associated colour(s): Soft seagreen
Star stone: Moonstone
Characteristics: Imaginative, sensitive, selfless and unworldly. Can also be escapist, idealistic and weak-willed.
Famous Pisceans: Pierre Auguste Renoir, Michael Caine, Rob Lowe, Elizabeth Taylor.
Recommended cocktail: Moonstar – this cocktail is a blend of a traditional herbal liqueur – Bénédictine, with vodka and pineapple juice. Deep herbal flavours mix with the fruity flavours of pineapple.

We hope you have enjoyed the concluding part of our zodiac cocktail recipe ideas. As always – please enjoy in-the-spirit’s recommended cocktails in moderation.

 
   
 

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