Happy New Year! It’s a new year and a new decade! All of the signs are going through changes, so get ready. This time of year is for reflection, so let’s get drunk and existential! No matter how big and scary life might seem right now, chances are you’ll probably have more figured out soon. Maybe.
NOVEMBER 23-DECEMBER 21
Optimistic, generous, adventurous
Ooh, yes! You are still riding high, Sag, and things are going your way! If you’ve got anything weighing you down, let it go. You have so much potential right now. Be willing to admit when you make a mistake, and nothing can stop you! Personal growth is yours to achieve if you set goals and stay on track. Your drink of the month is a Champagne Margarita.
How to: Combine 1 oz. tequila, orange liqueur, and fresh lime juice, each. Fill the rest of the glass with champagne, and add lime garnishes to finish it off.
MARCH 21-APRIL 19
This month is going to challenge those New Year’s resolutions you just made, but once you work through that frustration, you will find that you’ve grown from the experience. A wave of creativity will help you through the challenges that you face. Show your kindness this month and the world will return the favor. Your drink this month is a Fireball Hot Toddy.
How to: Use honey and lemon for a calmed- down Fireball beverage. A touch of warm caramel adds the perfect sticky sweetness.
JULY 23-AUGUST 22
Work hard, play hard. Darling, you gotta start this year out with a
bang. Be dramatic. Live in that spotlight. Take what you deserve. Just remember to take care of yourself or else you’ll burn out. You’ll find reality checks coming at you from different angles. Transformation is coming, and though it can be rough, you’re strong. Your drink this month is Confetti Champagne.
How to: 6 oz. of vanilla vodka, a bottle of champagne, and 20 oz. of sprite are a bit of an odd mix, so top the rims with pop rocks and make it even more chaotic!
DECEMBER 22-JANUARY 20
Challenges are coming your way, honey. You’re tough, but this month you need to know your limits. Celebrate your birthday and enjoy yourself, but make sure that you keep a steady head. Time at home might be rough this month, but remember to breathe, and don’t pick too many fights. A lot is going down this January, but if you keep your head up, you’ll start this new decade off right! Your drink this month is The Stinger.
How to: Make a mix of half brandy and half white crème de menthe.
APRIL 20- MAY 20
The New Year provides the perfect time for reflection. When you explore your priorities, you may find that they’ve changed. There may be some disagreement amongst those you are close to about whether or not you’re making the right choices. Follow your heart and your head. You will make the right choices. Your drink this month is a Gin Flourish.
How to: The weird part about this drink is the blackcurrant, so find some blackcurrant syrup or soda and mix that with 1.5 oz. of gin for an (almost) grape flavor.
AUGUST 23-SEPTEMBER 23
The beginning of this year is the time to focus on your happiness. You have a tendency to worry, but let go of your fears for this moment. Live your life and say “yes” to those guilty pleasures. The planets are set to bring you rejuvenation and energy to focus on the things that need to get done AND the things you want to do. Your drink this month is the Tiffany Mimosa.
How to: Holly Golightly could NEVER! But she never parties alone, so you’ll need some blue curaçao (about 1⁄4 cup), a bottle of champagne, and 2 cups of lemonade. Add a lemon slice for a nice garnish.
JANUARY 21- FEBRUARY 19
It’s Chaos Time! This January is going to be crazy for you, Aquarius. You’ll find yourself craving stability, but only you can provide that to yourself. Focus your energy and your creativity on concrete goals, and you will see success. Self-discipline is the name of the game. Your drink this month is the Leap Year Cocktail.
Howto:Mixup2oz.ofgin,1⁄2oz.sweet vermouth, oz. orange liqueur, and a squeeze of lemon for a sweet start to the next decade!
MAY 21-JUNE 21
Love is the word for you this month! Self-love is important, so focus your resolutions on that. Avoid over-thinking things and trust your heart when it comes to love this month. Your heart won’t lead you astray. Your curiosity is strong right now, so let it lead you to the opportunity you need. Your drink this month is the Good Luck Charm Cocktail.
How to: Whiskey (1.5 oz.), limoncello (3⁄4 oz.), and sour mix (2 oz.) are going to be your good luck charms this year! Add some spearmint leaves for an extra kick.
SEPTEMBER 24-OCTOBER 23
2019 was big for you, Libra. It’s time to take a month off. January is gonna be cold and gross, so you might as well cocoon yourself inside for most of this month. It is going to be an emotional rollercoaster, so it’ll be good to give yourself some much needed “me-time.” By the end of the month, you’ll be back to your social ways and ready to explore some new opportunities! Your drink this month is a Drunken Peanut Butter Cup.
How to: Okay. Here me out. Combine vodka and Reese’s pieces. Let chill overnight and then strain. Pour the Reese’s-infused vodka (3 oz.), milk (3 oz.), and chocolate liqueur (2 oz.) over ice. Add chocolate syrup if you want a bigger sugar high.
FEBRUARY 20-MARCH 20
Let’s be honest. You’ve been in a rut. It’s time to change that. This month, strive to find something new that fuels your passion. Start a new job or try a new hobby. Whatever helps you reconnect with yourself is a good start. Don’t be afraid to say “no” when you need to, though. Make firm decisions and stick with them. They’ll lead you in the right direction. Your drink this month is a Cranberry and Cinnamon Whiskey Sour.
How to: Pour a shot of whiskey and add a splash of lemon juice, with equal parts orange and lime juices. Add some cranberries and cinnamon sticks for the perfect sweet and strong mix.
JUNE 22-JULY 22
It’s time to let go of the past, Cancer. Time is quick and sometimes a bitch, so try to ignore it for now. Be ambitious! Tackle some goals that you’ve been too worried about in the past. Fitness goals are extra hard, but you’ve got this, baby. Mental health isn’t to be forgotten, though. Treat yo’ self. Your drink this month is the Silver Sangria.
How to: For a group serving, start with a bottle of sauvignon blanc, gin (8 oz.), white grape juice (4 oz.), and sugar. Add grapes and apple slices and chill it overnight. Top it off with some club soda and voilà!
OCTOBER 24-NOVEMBER 22
Passionate, stubborn, resourceful
Scorpio, your wishlist is loooooooong this month, and it’s going to take some hard work to achieve everything that you want. A few jobs this month are going to require less analytical thinking and more creativity. It’s a time to let loose, have some fun, and let your emotions flow. I know you’re probably skeptical, but try it. See what happens. Your drink this month is an Amaretto Fizz.
How to: Measure out half amaretto and half orange juice, and top with sparkling wine. Nice and simple.