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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


    1 oz. Sweet Vermouth

   1 oz. Campari

   1 oz. Ruffino Prosecco

   Glass: Rocks

    Garnish: Orange wedge



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



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)



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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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 



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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       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



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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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



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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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 



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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      1½ parts SVEDKA Cherry 

   ½ part amaretto

 1 scoop vanilla ice cream

  ½ cup of ice



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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2 parts SVEDKA Grapefruit Jalapeño

¾ part grenadine

¾ part grapefruit juice


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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  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



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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    1 part peach puree 

   3 parts Ruffino Prosecco

One drop of bitters

 Sprig of thyme



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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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



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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1½ parts SVEDKA Blue Raspberry

½ part coconut water

2 parts blue sports drink



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.