“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 make believe, this is the season to listen up. Because it's time to get in tune with your zodiac sign to figure out what the new year holds—at least in terms of cocktails. You may think you're destined for a green-juice-filled, healthy January, but maybe the stars have something else in store? Scroll down to your sign to find out.
You love being surrounded by friends and family, so it’s no surprise your New Year's resolution involves spending more time with them. But it gets pretty pricey spending every night out at the bar. Instead, try hosting brunch at your house. It’s easy on your wallet and everyone loves a DIY breakfast Margarita bar. Trust us.
In the spirit of preparedness this year, you’d like to be able to whip up a classic cocktail whenever anyone stops by. Whether it’s your Dad or your next door neighbor, the Rusty Nail can be tweaked to each person’s palette and requires only two ingredients. Cocktails don’t come much easier than this one.
This is the year you’re diving deep into agave spirits. Start by mastering this new tequila cocktail with a touch of smokiness thanks to a mezcal wash, which goes perfectly with tart lemon. The Tequila Bee is impressive and visually appealing enough for guests, but simple enough to make for yourself on a Tuesday night.
2018 is a new year and you’re confident it’s going to be the best one yet. To make sure, you’re focusing on prioritizing health this year. And yes, that even includes your cocktails. You’ve heard about tumeric’s inclusion on the list of miracle ingredients, so you’ll go to any lengths to include it in your new diet. The Lunar Eclipse takes care of that with tumeric-infused vodka in addition to carrot juice, honey and lemon juice. Talk about a nice healthy buzz.
If you’re going to master a new cocktail in 2018, it may as well be one you can drink morning, noon or night. The Chai Tea Fizz combines gin, lemon juice, almond milk, egg white and a simple chai tea syrup that results in a frothy grown-up chai latte you definitely won’t find at Starbucks.
Practicality is in your nature, so this year it’s time to master a new classic cocktail. The Negroni is about as easy as it gets—3 ingredients and build-in-the-glass—and it’s as impressive as it is tasty. Once you’ve mastered the proportions to your liking, try swapping in mezcal for gin for a smokey twist.
Your New Year's resolution? Live every day like you’re on a boat. Carefree, boozy and bright, master this Boat House Punch and you’re in store for a great year. It doesn’t matter if it’s 20 degrees out or 80, as long as you’ve got your trusty go-to cocktail you’ll be enjoying every day like it’s a vacation day.
For you, 2018 is all about taking risks. So why not start by mastering a drink you can set on fire? That’s right. The Smoke on the Water is an easy mezcal sipper perfect for day drinking, yet elegant enough for nighttime. What more could you want?
This tequila-forward sipper is refreshing and light, but the fennel makes it seem a lot more complicated than it is. Plus, all that juice makes the Calafia seem healthy enough to fit into that New Years diet plan.
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