“What’s your sign?” Even if you've never been asked this classic, cheesy pickup line, it's undoubtedly been repeated in thousands of bars over the years. Whether you religiously read your horoscope or think the astrological guidelines are all makebelieve, this is the season to listen up. Because it's time to get in tune with your zodiac sign to figure out one of the most important decisions of the holidays—what you should be drinking. You may think you're a classic Eggnog, but what if this year is the one to switch it up? Scroll down to your sign to find out.
Who needs to get complicated this holiday season? Not you! You’ve got red wine. You’ve got vodka. You’ve got...most of the mulling spices. Glogg is your traditional go-to because all you really care about is where you’re going on vacation when all this seasonal nonsense is over. It’s going to be a big month for relationships for you, so make sure to brew enough to share with a friend.
Celebrating with friends and family are the best part of the holidays for you and what’s a better way to celebrate than with a champagne cocktail? The Forbidden Apple is spiked with apple brandy and orange liqueur, so this extra boozy, seasonal version is right up your alley. It makes you look just as classy as you feel and that’s all the really matters, right?
This is your kind of month. Plenty of Christmas parties means your social calendar is full and you’ll be able to have fun with friends, family and coworkers around the clock. You’re anything but basic, so you’ll want to opt for a Winter Sour this year. It’s low-alcohol so you can drink several of them without embarrassing yourself at the office holiday party and plus, it looks festive as can be. Bitter, sweet and seasonal? It’s everything you’re looking for.
December brings out your artistic side, so while you’re knitting everyone homemade liquor stocking caps this year, continue to impress everyone (including yourself) with this Muddled Pine. Just snip some branches off your tree for garnish and make sure to save some cranberries as well. This cocktail can easily be enjoyed as a mocktail, so you’ll please any guest that comes your way.
Your enthusiasm for this season is infectious and it extends to all parts of the holiday—including seasonal decorating. Alright, the over-the-top decorations might annoy your significant other, but Christmas comes but once a year and you’re going to do it right. You know what else is always right? Hot chocolate spiked with a little bourbon. Or Baileys. Or hey, try a different spirit each night. You deserve it after all that decorating.
You’re practical and devoted to your favorite holiday traditions, so why make anything too complicated? The classic Eggnog is your drink for this year—made from scratch with the highest-quality ingredients, of course. You may be practical, but you also don’t want eggnog poured out of a carton. Yuck.
You can never decide what to drink (there’s just so many options!), so you should memorize this simple Horchata shot recipe and focus your efforts on something else this year. Like whether to get Mom whiskey ornaments or a flask bracelet for Christmas. Being with your friends and family is what counts anyway— and you’ll enjoy it more when everyone’s a little bit tipsy. Because every Christmas hero arrives with tequila.
You love introducing others to new things, so you’re convincing everyone that the Coquito is the new Eggnog this year. This rich and creamy cocktail is a Puerto Rican holiday classic and with rum on the rise, you’re finding new ways to use it aside from boring eggnog. Just don’t get too emotional when your Dad declines a glass this year. Instead, focus on the fact that you still haven’t bought him anything to put under the tree.
Complicated cocktails just aren’t your thing. Who has the time? You’d rather whip up this Last-Minute Mulled Wine and enjoy fun with friends. Besides, you’re still trying to plan that big vacation for next year.
You’re practical and don’t want to spend too much time making a drink, but still want to impress others. Enter: The Cranberry Sauced—this 3-ingredient cocktail is your little secret. It’s savory as opposed to all that sweet nonsense all your friends have been serving at their parties and this one will likely give you much less of a hangover.
You love the outdoors and being with friends and family and December doesn’t have to mean staying indoors. Make a batch of hot buttered rum and enjoy this warm drink as you take a stroll around the neighborhood or sit by a fire pit. It’s cozy and is sure to put you in the holiday spirit in no time.
You’re resourceful, so you know just the place to find exotic Mexican ingredients like those used in the Ponche Navideno punch. The drink is as tasty as the punch is beautiful, and you’ll find yourself coming back to this recipe again and again this season. Especially when your Mom asks you to explain how to use Facebook for the 12th time.