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A Los Angeles-based brunch and cocktail blog by Brielle Galekovic.

Horoscope Cocktails 2018

What good is a zodiac sign if it can't be used to determine something as important and essential as a person's ideal cocktail order? This time, your poison picks you. Introducing.... horoscope cocktails!!! Is anyone else crazy obsessed with their zodiac sign? Well, even if you're not I bet you can't help but wonder which delicious cocktail is your match. I know I'm about to make my Gemini drink right now!!!

Capricorn (December 22nd-January 19th) 

Qualities: Loyal, Straightforward, Ambitious

Cocktail: Ruffino Negroni

Ruffino Negroni

Ingredients:

    1 oz. Sweet Vermouth

   1 oz. Campari

   1 oz. Ruffino Prosecco

   Glass: Rocks

    Garnish: Orange wedge

 

Directions:

Combine vermouth and Campari in an ice-filled glass. Top with sparkling wine, stir to combine and garnish.

 

Aquarius (January 20th-February 18th) 

Qualities: Witty, Trendsetter, Innovative

Cocktail: Not Your Average Cocktail

Not Your Average Cocktail (Aquarius) - Kim Crawford

 

Ingredients:

4 oz Kim Crawford Pinot Noir

3 Tbsp powdered baking cocoa or sweet ground chocolate

3 oz hot coffee

3/4 oz crème de cacao (brown or white)

3/4 oz crème de menthe

dollop whipped cream (optional)

 

Directions:

Pre-warm small insulated "shot" cups. 

In a saucepan, combine baking cocoa with hot coffee to make into a rich syrup. 

Add crème de cacao and Kim Crawford Pinot Noir and stir until ingredients are hot. 

Pour into pre-warmed cups in 2-3 oz servings. 

Garnish with a small dollop of whipped cream (optional).

 

Pisces (February 19th-March 20th) 

Qualities: Alluring, Imaginative, Free-Spirited

Cocktail: Kim De La Crème

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Ingredients:

1 bottle Kim Crawford Rosé, well chilled

3 cups sliced strawberries

1/3 cup sugar 

Club soda 

1 carton vanilla ice cream

Edible flowers to garnish 

 

Directions:

Makes 5 servings. In a medium bowl mix the strawberries and sugar. Cover and let sit for 30-90 mins mixing occasionally. Divide the strawberries and any kuices between 5 rocks glasses, add wine and a splash of club soda. Top with a generous scoop of ice cream. Garnish with your favorite edible flowers.

 

Aries (March 21st-April 19th) 

Qualities: Assertive, Brave, Optimistic

Cocktail: Spicy Buck

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Ingredients:

       2 oz Casa Noble Reposado Tequila

     2 thin slices jalapeño

      1 Tbsp sliced ginger

    1 oz lemon juice

  0.75 oz simple syrup

     Ginger ale or ginger beer

      Dash bitters

     Lemon wedge

 

Directions:

Muddle jalapeño, ginger, lemon juice, and simple syrup in a shaker; add ice.

Shake until chilled.

Strain into glass over ice, top with ginger ale or ginger beer; add bitters.

Garnish with lemon wedge.

 

Taurus (April 20th-May 20th)  

Qualities: Reliable, Patient, Generous

Cocktail: Matcha Tea-Sur

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Ingredients:

1 Tbsp matcha green tea powder

1/2 cup hot water

1/4 cup Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc

1 Tbsp sugar 

Gold leaf for garnish

Single serving

 

Directions:

Whisk matcha powder with water using bamboo whisk until smooth.

Mix Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc with sugar. Combine tea and wine mixture. Garnish with gold leaf.

 

Gemini (May 21st-June 21st) 

Qualities: Sociable, Energetic, Adoptable

Cocktail: Spiced Moon Martini

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Ingredients:

2 oz Kim Crawford Pinot Noir

1 oz aged rum 

3/4 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice

1/2 oz Spiced Honey Syrup, warm (See instructions)

1/2 oz egg white

Freshly grated cinnamon for garnish

Spiced Honey Syrup

1 cup water 

1 cup honey 

4 cinnamon sticks

Peel from half of orange

6 cloves 

 

Directions:

Add all ingredients except cinnamon to a cocktail tin and shake until you feel the mixture foaming. Add ice to the tin and shake hard for 10-15 seconds. Double-strain into a chilled cocktail glass, sprinkle with cinnamon, and serve.

Spiced Honey Syrup

Add all ingredients to a medium saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until warm and fragrant. (Avoid overcooking, as the syrup should not reduce and thicken.) Remove from heat; strain and discard solids. The syrup can be refrigerated for up to two weeks. However, it should be gently rewarmed to create the cocktail.

 

Cancer (June 22nd-July 22nd)  

Qualities: Family-oriented, Practical, Friendly

Cocktail: Cherry Cobbler Freeze

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Ingredients:

      1½ parts SVEDKA Cherry 

   ½ part amaretto

 1 scoop vanilla ice cream

  ½ cup of ice

 

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a blender, add ice and blend on high for 10-20 seconds. Pour into a chilled Coupe glass. Garnish with cured cherries and candied almonds staggered on a metal skewer.

 

Leo (July 23rd-August 22nd)  

Qualities: Confident, Creative, Popular

Cocktail: Jalapeño Delight (Blinker)

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Ingredients:

2 parts SVEDKA Grapefruit Jalapeño

¾ part grenadine

¾ part grapefruit juice

Directions:

Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice. Garnish with grapefruit peel.

 

Virgo (August 23rd-September 22nd)  

Qualities: Analytical, Ambitious, Precise

Cocktail: In Noble Fashion

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Ingredients:

  1.5 oz Casa Noble Reposado Tequila

   0.5 oz ancho chili liqueur

    0.25 oz simple syrup

   2 dashes orange bitters

  2 drops molé bitters

   Orange peel

 

Directions:

Combine all ingredients, except orange peel, into mixing glass and stir.
Strain into glass over ice.
Squeeze orange peel; rub around rim and drop into glass.

 

Libra (September 23rd-October 22nd) 

Qualities: Graceful, Lavish, Balanced

Cocktail: Peach Thyme Bellini

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Ingredients:

    1 part peach puree 

   3 parts Ruffino Prosecco

One drop of bitters

 Sprig of thyme

 

Directions:

Place peach puree into the bottom of a chilled champagne flute. Fill glass with prosecco, add bitters, and stir. Garnish with thyme.

 

Scorpio (October 23rd-November 21st)  

Qualities: Passionate, Powerful, Dynamic

Cocktail: Mexican Hot Chocolate

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Ingredients:

4 oz Kim Crawford Pinot Noir

2 oz dairy milk or non-dairy milk (almond is a good option)

3 Tbsp powdered baking cocoa

1 oz coffee liqueur

1 Tbsp brown sugar

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

Pinch chili powder

 

Directions:

Pre-warm an 8-10 oz coffee mug.In a saucepan, combine chocolate powder and brown sugar with milk to make into a rich syrup. Add coffee liqueur and Kim Crawford Pinot Noir. Stir until ingredients are hot. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract and ground cinnamon. Pour into pre-warmed mug and garnish with whole cinnamon stick and pinch of chili powder.

 

Sagittarius (November 22nd-December 21st) 

Qualities: Positive, Loving, Open Minded 

Cocktail: Electric Light

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Ingredients:

1½ parts SVEDKA Blue Raspberry

½ part coconut water

2 parts blue sports drink

 

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a rock glass*. Stir to mix. Garnish with a lemon disc.

*Tilted Ice Instructions: Pour water halfway in a rocks glass. Set glass in muffin tray and freeze it sideways.

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