Drink Zodiac: The Right Drink For Your Sun Sign
A light-hearted look at what type of drink each Zodiac sign likes.
Aries (Mar 20 – April 19)
Fiery Aries are renowned for their get up and go attitude to life – try them with a shot of tequila or vodka or, in emergencies, pure alcohol. Tomato juice in the vodka makes the drink longer than may be ideal but the concept of a “Bloody Mary” should be sufficiently violent to retain its appeal to these militaristic characters.
Taurus: (Apr 20 – May 20)
Despite their abiding love affair with the cocoa bean, some Taureans refuse to drink hot chocolate since they see it as a criminal waste of the most important ingredient. So forget the latest chocolate liqueur; good plain beer (none of your fancy foreign brews, please) served at the right temperature, night after night, is probably a better option.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Geminis are often more interested in the contents of the conversation than in the contents of their glass. A variety of peanuts, olives and crisps, will satisfy their desire to nibble while a musical corkscrew may appeal to their sense of fun. Quiz nights should prove popular – unless the format becomes too predictable; then they will be off like a rocket in search of the next trend.
Cancer (Jun 21 – Jul 22)
The Jack Daniel’s advertising campaign was surely made for Cancerians whose love of tradition is legendary. Cancerians are also known for their ability to hoard, so laying down a cellar full of wine or maturing a malt whisky for twelve years is child’s play to them – especially if they can give it to members of their much treasured family.
Leo (Jul 23 – Aug 23)
Anything to do with royalty will resonate with the kings and queens of the zodiac. Chivas Regal, a King’s Peg (brandy and benedictine) or Queen’s Peg (whisky and benedictine) should all find favour. One Leo I knew inevitably ran an Inn rather than a common Public House and sprayed the sign in gold lettering on a gold background.
Virgo (Aug 24 – Sep 22)
The great worriers of the zodiac – often about their health. We probably have Virgos to thank for the invention of alcohol free beer and Diet Coke. Spotting a Virgo in a pub is easy – it is the person with a furrowed brow, who is reading the contents label on the side of the bottle and consulting their pocket manual for the effect of additives.
Libra (Sep 23 – Oct 22)
The barman’s nightmare is a busy pub, a long order and a Libran who is being asked what they want to drink. Weighing up the possibilities can take ages; get out of the logjam by suggesting something that looks nice. Appeal to their sense of beauty and their sense of balance – two drinks, one in each hand, may help.
Scorpio (Oct 23 – Nov 22)
Whoever asks “What’s your poison?” when offering to buy a drink is probably a Scorpio. They were only joking. Weren’t they? You may never know. Sex is also associated with this sign; watch television’s Ally McBeal make cappuccino the most erotic drink on earth and you will know that she is played by Scorpio actress Callista Flockhart.
Sagittarius (Nov 23 – Dec 21)
These are larger than life characters whose enthusiasm knows no bounds. They will seldom order a paltry half pint of beer; it is more likely they will drink a yard of ale with ease or champagne by the Jeroboam. Their love of travel may lead them to sample an exotic liqueur distilled from mangos, lychees or coconuts.
Capricorn (Dec 22 – Jan 19)
Capricorns are faced with a dilemma when they see the notice that says “Happy Hour – 3 to 4 p.m.” A bargain is almost irresistible but drinking in the day time is frightfully improper. One pint of beer, sipped at the table in the corner, at precisely 8 p.m. before retiring for an early night is the more usual Capricorn scenario.
Aquarius (Jan 20 – Feb 18)
Aquarians can switch quite happily between lager, magaritas and double measures of whisky. Except on the days when they are teetotal. They will enliven any pub gathering with their off the wall humour. Except when they don’t want to talk to anyone. The only thing for certain is that these unemotional people will never cry in their beer. Except when they do.
Pisces (Feb 19 – Mar 19)
“Drinks like a fish” is a phrase which was invented for Pisceans. And what else can you expect when their zodiac sign is two fishes? They need a continuous supply of liquid – tea works just as well as beer and may even be preferable for these sensitive souls, who sometimes find hangovers easier to gain than to lose.