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Jost Riebau

Editorial Assistant at Kitchen Stories

Fruity cocktails, aperitifs, and sparkling beverages are a part of summer, just as much as the scorching heat, going to the beach, and whipping out the grill for a barbecue. Whether on holiday, at the beach bar, at your local swimming pool, or under a clear starry sky on a balmy summer evening, a cool drink is an absolute must. But which drink suits you and your personality exactly?

Maybe one or two of you have already noticed: Whether it’s figuring out which Christmas cookies to bake or which snacks to make for your next TV-binging night, it’s obvious that we’ve developed a little love for astrology. So, naturally, we turned our attention to the sparkling constellations in the night sky to help us decide which summer drink suits our sun signs the best.

Aries (21 March - 20 April)

What your star sign tells us about you: You are adventurous, ambitious, romantic, devoted, and self-confident.

If there's a word to describe Aries, it's probably fiery. The first sign of the zodiac is a fire sign and is often driven by their adventurous spirit and temperament. With their birthdays at the beginning of spring, Aries are eager go-getters who can hardly wait to give free rein to their love of nature. What could be more suitable than a bloody Mary, the beloved brunch cocktail that has just as much fire and spice as an Aries? This classic of vodka, tomato juice, and lots of spice is exactly the right mix to cheer the ram on their next venture.

Bloody Mary

Bloody Mary

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Taurus (April 21 - May 20)

What your star sign tells us about you: You are elegant, pleasurable, sensual, sensitive, and balanced. 

Taurus has a classy sense of taste and a sophisticated appetite. Tending to gravitate towards the traditional, they love classic and refined combinations that will challenge their refined palate in the right way. A true connoisseur, Taurus prefers a certain aromatic complexity, therefore an elegant twist of botanical aromas like this elderflower gin and tonic is the perfect summer drink for Taurus.

Elderflower gin and tonic

Elderflower gin and tonic

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Gemini (May 21 - June 21)

What your zodiac sign tells us about you: You are charming, adaptable, lively, cheerful, and social. 

Twins need variety. Full of energy and driven by a zest for action, there is no place too far and no time too late for them to make new friends or nurture old ones. They love the hustle and bustle of life and are always longing for social cheer. So what drink could embody their lively and cheerful nature better than the summer drink of Spain—sangria! Whether from buckets with long straws or individual glasses over ice, this drink is fantastic for long and fun evenings with friends.

Spanish sangria

Spanish sangria

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Cancer (June 22 - July 22)

What your zodiac sign tells us about you: You are sensitive, smart, imaginative, and helpful. 

Cancers are probably best described this way: A hard shell with a soft core. Once they crack their shells open, they can be real sun and beach animals, where they’ll feel at home in their natural element of water. Their imaginative playfulness is best paired with a summery drink that is as blood-red as the sunset itself, like this Aperol spritz float, which also contains Aperol ice cubes.

Aperol spritz float

Aperol spritz float

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Leo (July 23 - August 23)

What your star sign tells us about you: You are strong-willed, attractive, decisive, creative, and powerful. 

Leos are characterized by a powerful and energetic temperament. They value comfort and luxury and enjoy being at the center of attention. The 1990s cult drink, which took the world by storm as the favorite drink of the main characters of Sex and the City, seems more than appropriate here. That’s right, we're talking about cosmopolitans. Tart and sweet, it serves the lion’s' desire for a certain amount of extravagance in just the right dose.

Cosmopolitan

Cosmopolitan

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Virgo (August 24 – September 23)

What your zodiac sign tells us about you: You are dutiful, versatile, precise, orderly, and hard-working.

Virgos are considered to be absolute perfectionists. No detail escapes them, they are determined, and strive to achieve their goals to the best of their abilities. So what could appeal to their bright minds better than an Italian cocktail, which can best be described as accurate, precise, and simple? The classic Negroni consists of just four ingredients, but stands out with its bitter-sweet note, catering exactly to the Virgo’s need for a no-frills, elegant cocktail.

Classic Negroni

Classic Negroni

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Libra (September 24 – October 23)

What your star sign tells us about you: You are charming, social, compassionate, harmonious, and imaginative.

Libras are real connoisseurs! They love harmony in everyday life and try to entertain the people around them in a creative and cheerful way. A colorful cocktail, peppered with tropical fruit, seems to be just the right summer drink to give free rein to blooming fantasies. Who could say no to juicy pineapple chunks and maraschino cherries coated in coconut milk and white rum? To a convivial summer evening with friends!

Piña colada

Piña colada

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Scorpio (October 24 ­– November 22)

What your star sign tells us about you: You are determined, inquiring, fearless, mysterious, and passionate.

Scorpios are driven by passion. Courageously, they rush at any challenge without showing even a hint of fear. Their determination and fearlessness gives them the will to keep prodding a problem or skill, until it’s resolved or mastered. A rather dominant note of whiskey with a dash of lemon juice topped with protein is therefore the perfect refreshment after a long day—a reward that can really help Scorpio relax.

Classic whiskey sour

Classic whiskey sour

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Sagittarius (November 23 – December 21)

What your star sign tells us about you: You are active, inspiring, fiery, inspiring, and dreamy. 

Sagittarius loves adventure, travel, and discovery. They yearn for the promise of the big world and sitting still is a foreign idea to them. Perhaps a Brazilian caipirinha will compensate for the archer’s urge to move and wander and offer just the right touch of adventure, distance, and refreshment that they long for.

Caipirinha

Caipirinha

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Capricorn (December 22 – January 20)

What your star sign tells us about you: You are down-to-earth, strong-willed, careful, thorough, and intuitive. 

Capricorns are often described as "mature and wise for their age". With the planet Saturn behind them and as an earth sign, Capricorns love a solid foundation. Quality is their number one priority, so it goes without saying that the accompanying summer drink must also have a solid reputation. Moscow mule, the US-American cult drink from the 1940s—of course,  served in a copper mug to highlight its iconic status—has just that.

Moscow mule

Moscow mule

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Aquarius (January 21 – February 19)

What your star sign tells us about you: You are entertaining, rousing, original, unconventional, and versatile. 

If one thing is certain, it's that with Aquarius, there's no room for boredom. With their insatiable energy and overflowing enthusiasm, they often inspire and influence the people around them. Aquarius likes the extraordinary, especially if it’s also a bit quirky. Given their thirst for adventure and wanderlust, we have just the right drink: a twist on Aperol spritz. Originally served as an Austrian aperitif, this refreshing and colorful wine with "spritz" is a successful distraction for these water sprites—especially in this recipe, which strays away from the conventional with a small shot of grapefruit.

Aperol Betty

Aperol Betty

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Pisces (February 20 – March 20)

What your star sign tells us about you: You are charming, loving, open-minded, helpful, and imaginative. 

Pisces is probably one of the most social signs in the zodiac, so they are always looking for an excuse to spend more time with their friends. Pisces tend to live in their fantasy and enjoy  life to the fullest. This watermelon-ginger spritzer has the right balance of sweet, tang, tartness, and a certain aesthetic (think watermelon ice cubes), making it the ideal summer cocktail for Pisces to share with loved ones at the pool or in a hammock in the garden.

Watermelon-ginger spritzer

Watermelon-ginger spritzer

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