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Your Horoscope in Cocktails: April 2019

Sorrentino. Image: Tim Nusog

The subtle shifting of the seasons can bring on big changes, even if you don’t feel it in the weather. The air around you is starting to feel differently, though. April signifies new beginnings, and this one has a lot in store for you. Scroll down to find out how the stars will guide your month—and your cocktailing.

  • TAURUS: April 20–May 20

    Tim Nusog

    Warm, sunny days bring with them a lot of temptation, but April is the time for you to finally commit to that personal project you’ve been thinking about for years. Whether you’re going to start that novel or finally Marie Kondo your life, dive in head first and embrace the motivation you have now. While you’re at it, you can learn how to make the Brother Hal. It’ll be your new favorite drinking companion when you’re stuck under a mountain of old clothes.

  • GEMINI: May 21–June 20

    Cry Baby at Nitecap in New York City.

    You’ve found yourself often reminded of someone lately, and the thought of that old relationship keeps showering you with fond memories. Just because you haven’t been in communication lately doesn’t mean you can’t start things up again. This boozy cocktail will give you all the courage you need to reach out.

  • CANCER: June 21–July 22

    Tim Nusog

    You’re no fan of confrontation, so this month is really going to test you. Remember that healthy arguments can lead to greater understanding and a stronger relationship in the end. Do your best to listen and be patient—plus, the chrysanthemum should help you through any disagreement.

  • LEO: July 23–Aug. 22

    Tim Nusog

    A sense of humor is vital in getting through the tough times in life. Luckily, humor is your strong suit! You’re feeling playful and excited this month, from planning upcoming events to amping up your weekly happy hour. The Peeping Tom will definitely help you live this month to its fullest.

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  • VIRGO: Aug. 23–Sept. 22

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    Always independent and strong, you’re never comfortable leaning on others for help. But if you really want to reach your goals this month, it’s time to turn to your network and contact those that may be able to give you an extra push. This Sazerac twist will be the comfort you need when you’re feeling awkward.

  • LIBRA: Sept 23–Oct. 22

    It’s never easy, but it’s OK to embrace a slow down every once in a while. April is the month for you to cozy up on the couch, complete small projects around the house and even just indulge in some self-care. The Spring Fever will get you excited for what’s to come.

  • SCORPIO: Oct. 23–Nov. 21

    Tim Nusog

    As your daily schedule leaves you fatigued, it might be time to step back and evaluate your health. When was the last time you were at the doctor or treated yourself to a massage? Now’s the time to check in with yourself and make necessary appointments. A classic like a Sazerac is all you need this month.

  • SAGITTARIUS: Nov. 22–Dec. 21

    You’re starting to see some payoffs from the past few months of hard work, and it couldn’t come at a better time. Just when you were starting to see a slump looming ahead, you’ve received the recognition you deserve and maybe even a little extra cash. Now, celebrate with a Radler Paloma.

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  • CAPRICORN: Dec. 22–Jan. 19

    Tim Nusog

    Your home life isn’t exactly what you’d like it to be right now, and stress levels are running high. It’s only temporary. Try and focus on the things that are under your control, and remember that patience is the most important thing right now. A Vesper is just the stiff cocktail you need to calm yourself each night.

  • AQUARIUS: Jan. 20–Feb. 18

    Tim Nusog

    Your productivity is peaking as everything at work and home finally feels in flow. Harness that energy, as it won’t last all month. When it runs out, take a step back and reward yourself with a trip. Since the Planter’s Punch is your drinking companion this month, we suggest somewhere warm.

  • PISCES: Feb. 19–March 20

    Your gut is never wrong, so now is definitely not the time to ignore it. Pay close attention to opportunities coming your way and the decisions that go along with them. You deserve more than you give yourself credit for. If you need a minute to think, make a Rocky Manhattan and start writing a list.

  • ARIES: March 21–April 19

    Sorrentino. Tim Nusog

    April will be a romantic month for you, with everything lining up in the love department. Enjoy the fun dates and all that extra attention—it’s just what you need. The Sorrentino is a simple cocktail you two can sip together again and again.