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What Kind of Liquor Are You According to Your Sign?

Your sign might know you better than you know yourself. From your best and worst traits to your likes and dislikes, the time at which you were born can say a lot about you, including your spirit liquor. Certain booze goes best with certain personalities, so read on to find out what alcohol that is for you. Whether you’re into astrology or not, you just might be surprised.

  • AQUARIUS: Jan. 20–Feb. 18

    Tim Nusog

    Rum is on the rise in the spirit world, and so are you. As the world values progressive, original values, your humanitarian ways will be appreciated more and more as time goes on. Best of all, you and rum also like to have a little fun.

    Explore rum cocktails.

  • PISCES: Feb. 19–March 20

    Brandy is often misunderstood, which is something you’re surely familiar with. You’re gentle, wise and compassionate, meaning people just need to get to know you before they’re taken with all your versatility and romantic approach toward life.

    Explore brandy cocktails.

  • ARIES: March 21–April 19

    There’s no one more honest and passionate than an Aries, much like the classic rye whiskey. Use that courageous spirit to stay optimistic. Your natural leadership skills will come in handy, so make like rye whiskey and stay confident.

    Explore rye whiskey cocktails.

  • TAURUS: April 20–May 20

    Anita Crotty

    When mixing our favorite classic cocktails, we often think: Where would we be without vermouth? It’s essential, reliable and endlessly creative—just like you. You’re the one your friends and family always want around, from a fun night out to a devoted comforter in a time of need.

    Explore vermouth cocktails.

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  • GEMINI: May 21–June 20

    Curiosity and exploration run through you, making it no surprise that you’re embodied by a lesser-known spirit like pisco. The national liquor of both Peru and Chile, this type of brandy is incredibly flexible in cocktails. And don’t be nervous—you can never go wrong with a Pisco Sour.

    Explore pisco cocktails.

  • CANCER: June 21–July 22

    Tim Nusog

    One of the oldest spirits, gin is also the most versatile, since its recipe doesn't have as many restrictions around it as, say, rum or bourbon. Your loyal, emotional nature calls for this botanical elixir, and your highly imaginative nature will undoubtedly help you in whipping up different gin cocktails. When you’re feeling uninspired, try experimenting with different tonics to put a new spin on the old favorite.

    Explore gin cocktails.

  • LEO: July 23–Aug. 22

    A spirited, warmhearted nature like yours calls for a fun, historic spirit like tequila. It will be your trusty friend on all your vacations and always goes great in the vibrant atmosphere you surround yourself in. Plus, when your lazy side sets in, a good tequila is best sipped on its own.

    Explore tequila cocktails.

  • VIRGO: Aug. 23–Sept. 22

    Tim Nusog

    Your practicality wins out in channeling your spirit liquor, but that doesn’t mean it’s not without originality. Campari is the essence of an easy apéritif—you can whip up an Americano, or if you want to get boozier, you can go full Negroni. With such simple proportions, you’ll never have to let your perfectionist side get the best of you.

    Explore Campari cocktails.

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  • LIBRA: Sept 23–Oct. 22

    Tim Nusog

    Just like bourbon, you love being social, but you tend to avoid conflict. You’re most at home in the outdoors and gracious in sharing yourself with everyone. And best of all, when you’re feeling indecisive, just a two-finger pour is all you need to feel satisfied.

    Explore bourbon cocktails.

  • SCORPIO: Oct. 23–Nov. 21

    Scotch neat. Tim Nusog

    You can be stubborn about your legacy, just like scotch, but you’re always there when someone needs you. Your straightforward nature works perfectly with this spirit that’s best left alone. Your only fault is you’re always concerned something better might be around.

    Explore scotch cocktails.

  • SAGITTARIUS: Nov. 22–Dec. 21

    Reverse Martini, Bartender’s Special at Starlight Room in San Francisco. Tim Nusog

    Like vodka, sometimes you can promise more than you can deliver. But you’re generous and idealistic and have a great sense of humor. Best of all, you can be enjoyed almost anywhere and love a sense of freedom.

    Explore vodka cocktails.

  • CAPRICORN: Dec. 22–Jan. 19

    You love the underrated, and that’s definitely mezcal, tequila's oft-forgotten younger brother. You appreciate tradition and are all about quality goods, especially since you prefer to be in control. Just don’t let all those trends descend into know-it-all land.

    Explore mezcal cocktails.