Your Horoscope in Cocktails: Capricorn

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“What’s your sign?” It’s one of the cheesiest and most gag-inducing pickup lines, and chances are you’ve either used it on someone (hopefully jokingly) or been asked the question yourself—and the encounter probably happened at a bar.

There’s something to the question, though. But not in the way you think. If you put your zodiac sign to the test, you may find that the universe is telling you to try something unexpected, like that you should try a gin cocktail instead of whiskey?

During the transition from Sagittarius to Capricorn, around December 21, when the sun moves into the tenth house of planning, structure and stability, it’s important to keep your eye on the prize. What does this mean for you? It’s never too soon to begin thinking about New Year’s resolutions—with a cocktail in hand, of course. The moon will be full on Christmas, making this a holiday to remember.

Here are some ideas of what to drink, based on your sign.

Capricorn: December 22 to January 19

You should be drinking a White Russian this month. 

Birthday season is almost here! Hardworking Capricorns ought to scale back on work and let the celebrating begin. End the year on a fun note—not by burning out. Make like the Dude and cozy up in that well-worn robe and mix up a White Russian, which is just the sweet, creamy treat to sip on while looking ahead to 2016. Leave the stress behind and get ready for a new year.

Aquarius: January 20 to February 18

You should be drinking a Winter Cup this month.

As the sun moves into Capricorn, Aquarians will benefit from a big dose of socializing. (‘Tis the season, right?) Keep all romantic options open as you mingle and party the year out—you never know who you’ll meet in the coming days—and an open mind will never fail you. Look ahead to a healthy new year with some fitness resolutions and keep travel plans in the back of your mind as well. A new year—and new places—await. Ready for a drink? Try a fruity Winter Cup.  

Pisces: February 19 to March 20

You should be drinking an Old Fashioned this month.

The month ends much more calmly than it began and on a romantic note. Are you ready? Venus is in harmony with Pisces all month and whether you’re coupled up or single and looking, all signs point to love. The plan of action: wrap up all projects, home repairs and holiday shopping and leave the business behind. It’s time to party and sip on something serious. Enter the Old Fashioned, a classic and favorite of Don Draper himself.

Aries: March 21 to April 19

You should be drinking a Bloody Bulldog this month. 

Fortunately for you and your wallet, the days surrounding Christmas are strong for financial transactions—be it shopping for loved ones (or yourself) or simply giving your bank statements and bills an eagle eye. And despite the holiday season upon us, the mind of Aries may still be in the office, plotting career moves for 2016 or managing year-end projects and the like. Mix things up a little with your cocktail choice and opt for a Bloody Bulldog.

Taurus: April 20 to May 20

You should be drinking a Brady’s Milk Punch this month.

Ready for another month of good lovin’? Lucky Taureans are focused on harmony and relationships this month as your ruling planet Venus brings the heat to your romantic sector. Coupled up? Take a quick romantic getaway. Looking for love? Keep your eye on the prize and your dancing shoes on—you never know who’s out there on the floor. Or grab your BFF and hit the town; a Brady’s Milk Punch is just right for a winter’s night out.

Gemini: May 21 to June 20

You should be drinking a Hot Toddy this month.

Far from shy and known for being the life of the party, Geminis seem to be everywhere this month. While there’s always time for socializing, don’t neglect those close to you—whether it’s your significant other, best friend, or co-workers. Everyone wants a piece of you so be sure to spread the love. Dance your way into the new year and maintain your enterprising spirit and competitive nature all while having fun. A Hot Toddy will keep you warm inside and out.

Cancer: June 21 to July 22

You should be drinking a Jubilee this month.

With Mars residing in your domestic zone all month, the focus will be on decorating for the holidays, sprucing up, or maybe even renting out your home for some cash and heading out of town. Stay organized—both at home and at work—as big changes on both fronts might be on the horizon for Cancers in 2016. Sure, the future might be written in the stars, but it should also be put to paper, so document those New Year’s resolutions accordingly. Pick up a pen and Jubilee to sip on and get writing.

Leo: July 23 to August 22

You should be drinking a Tom & Jerry this month. 

Magnetic Leos have all eyes on them this month and it’s no wonder. Your social calendar is filled up and friends insist on having you at every party. Find time to take a breather, settle in for a night in, and start thinking about the future—specifically 2016. Tap into your creative mind and think about all the things you want to do; you know once you set your mind to something, there’s no stopping you. Indulge with a Tom & Jerry—you deserve it.

Virgo: August 23 to September 22

You should be drinking a Forbidden Apple this month.

With the sun in your domestic house for most of the month, Virgos are in full-on nesting mode, living proof of Netflix and chill. Still, it’s the holiday season so a little socializing is in order—especially with a long winter in store for ultimate hibernation. Make time for fun—your friends miss you!—and pop a bottle of bubbly to celebrate the end of the year. Take a cue from Eve and opt for a Forbidden Apple, made with said Champagne.

Libra: September 23 to October 22

You should be drinking a Vanilla Skye this month.

Life is busy this month and, surprise surprise, it’s a true balancing act for Libras, the sign of scales. Take time for yourself and don’t lose focus as you will need your strength and stamina to make it to the end of 2015. The reward? A celebratory end to the year and your sights set on all the good things that lie ahead. Don’t stop moving and keep a Vanilla Skye close at hand. Cheers!

Scorpio: October 23 to November 21

You should be drinking a Hot Buttered Rum this month.

Scorpio’s magnetism isn’t waning in the least this month and those around you are feeling your charm, making you the toast of the town. While it’s easy to breeze through the end of the year, now’s not the time to slow down. Stay just as focused on work as your social engagements and consider taking a night off to stay in. Too much to ask? Make it a staycation and indulge with a Hot Buttered Rum.

Sagittarius: November 22 to December 21

You should be drinking a Vieux Carré this month. 

The season of Sag may be coming to an end but you’re not showing signs of slowing down. With a full moon on Christmas, you’re still feeling the signs of being an influencer and those around you can’t help but notice. While it’s natural to want to retreat into privacy, stay strong and stand your ground. You got this! Your dynamic energy isn’t waning and will carry this fire sign into the new year. Grab a Vieux Carré and toast to 2016.

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