Mercury is in retrograde. Combined with last weeks full moon. If things went haywire for you, that might just be why. So for Monday Funday, and with the help of PATRON Tequila, I’ve got a list of cocktails for your astrological sign. Perhaps if you are feeling the crazy at the end of the day try making the one paired your sign, to relax and reset.

What is mercury in retrograde

It is chaos. It runs through January 18th. Mercury refers to the planet that astrologists say is the ruler of communications. The Latin root of retrograde translates to backward step. Have a lot of your communications been getting mixed up lately? According to Susan Miller with Astrology Zone, when Mercury is retrograde you shouldn’t sign contracts or make big purchases of electronics either. She says you  might not get what you thought you were.

astrological cocktailsCocktails for the Capricorn astrological sign

We are currently in the sign of Capricorn which began on December 22nd and continues through January 19th. Capricorn is an earth sign, persistent, strong, and an overachiever. For this sign, PATRON suggests a Silver Negroni.

They say, “This spirits-forward Silver Negroni is the perfect way to encapsulate a Capricorn’s strong yet effortless nature.” It’s the cocktail pictured above and here is the recipe.

Combine 1 1/2 ounces Patrón Silver, 1 ounce MARTINI Bitter and 1 ounce MARTINI Rosso Vermouth in an ice-filled rocks glass. Next, stir ten revolutions. Garnish with an orange slice.

I’m an Aquarius and my cocktail is a Verde Margarita. However, over the weekend I was hanging out with one of my Aries friends. Their cocktail pairing is Bloody Maria, a riff on the Bloody Mary. I never really thought about putting tequila in this brunch cocktail instead of vodka. However, it worked brilliantly. The key is using a good, pure tasting blanco or silver tequila such as PATRON.

Here is the complete list of cocktails pairings for your astrological sign, along with recipes.

  • Aquarius-Verde Margarita

    Astrological cocktail

    Verde Margarita: Like the Verde Margarita, Aquarius’ march to the beat of their own drum with a creative and eccentric exterior and a well thought out interior.

    INGREDIENTS

    2 oz Patrón Silver

    .75 oz Citrónge Orange Liqueur

    .75 oz St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur

    .75 oz Fresh lime juice

    .5 oz Fino Sherry

    .5 oz Agave syrup

    1 Lime wedge

    1 Celery stick

    1 Pinch salt

    Celery spear & edible flower for garnish

    Sugar, maldon salt & celery salt rim

    Rim a highball glass with a mix of sugar, maldon salt & celery salt. Combine ingredients in a blender with crushed ice and blend until a slushy consistency is achieved. Pour contents from blender into glass.Garnish with celery spear and edible flower before a well-deserved siesta.

  • Pisces-Silver Wings

    Astrological cocktail

    Silver Wings: The Silver Wings cocktail features a lovely lavender flavor that will leave any Pisces feeling centered in their wise and romantic personality.

    INGREDIENTS

    2 oz Patrón Silver

    .5 oz Maraschino liqueur

    .5 oz Lime juice

    .25 oz Giffard Creme de Violette

    .25 oz Monin Lavender Syrup

    Combine all ingredients in a mixing tin with ice. Shake and strain up into a coupe. Garnish with a lime peel.

  • Aries-Bloody Maria

    Astrological Cocktails

    Bloody Maria: The Bloody Maria is a perfected classic with a spicy twist. Much like an Aries, this cocktail is powerful, bold, and always a winner.

    INGREDIENTS

    2 oz Patrón Silver Tequila

    5 oz Bloody Mary Mix*

    Lemon wedge for garnish

    Celery stalk for garnish

    Combine ingredients in a mixing tin or pint glass and “roll” the drink by pouring it back and forth between the two. Strain onto fresh ice in a collins glass. If you like, rim the glass with kosher salt or a specially spiced rim of your choosing.

    Garnish with a lemon wedge and celery stalk.

    *Bloody Mary Mix

    4 oz Tomato juice

    .5 oz Fresh lemon juice

    Dash each of Worcestershire sauce and Tabasco

    1 tsp Horseradish (optional)

    Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

  • Taurus-Cool Breeze

    Astrological cocktail

    Cool Breeze: The Cool Breeze cocktail is a Taurus’ dream drink to ground themselves and embrace the world around them.

    INGREDIENTS

    1.5 oz Patrón Silver

    2 oz Sparkling water

    1 oz Grapefruit juice

    .75 oz Fresh lemon juice

    .5 oz MARTINI Bitter

    .5 oz Agave syrup

    Lemon wheel for garnish

    Combine all ingredients except sparkling water in a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously with ice to chill. Strain onto fresh ice in a collins glass and top with sparkling water.Garnish with a lemon wheel.

  • Gemini-Coconut Margarita

    ASTROLOGICAL COCKTAIL

    Cucumber-Coconut Margarita: Just like the Celestial Twins of the Gemini, The Cucumber-Coconut Margarita brings together two flavors in one cocktail.

    INGREDIENTS

    1.5 oz Patrón Silver

    2 oz Coconut water

    .5 oz Fresh lime juice

    .5 oz Simple syrup

    7 Thin slices of cucumber, 3 for garnish

    Combine all ingredients (including 4 of the cucumber slices) in a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously with ice to chill. Strain onto fresh ice in a highball glass. Garnish with remaining 3 cucumbers.

  • Cancer-Espresso Martini

    ASTROLOGICAL COCKTAIL

    Espresso Martini: The Espresso Martini Cocktail is the ideal sip for any Cancer sign because it blends the comfort and sophistication to have Cancers feeling their best.

    INGREDIENTS

    1.5 oz Patrón Silver

    1.5 oz Chilled Espresso

    .5 oz Demerara Syrup

    1 small pinch of Sea Salt

    Combine Patron Silver, chilled espresso, pinch of salt and Demerara syrup in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a cocktail coupe. Garnish with 3 coffee beans.

  • Leo-Spicy Margarita

    ASTROLOGICAL COCKTAIL

    Spicy Margarita: The Spicy Margarita should be a staple drink for any Leo looking to embrace their fiery personality and popular status.

    INGREDIENTS

    1.5 oz Patrón Silver infused with jalapeño*

    .5 oz Flavor puree (blood orange, mango or fresh beet)

    3 oz Lime juice

    Salt rim

    Lime wedge and sliced jalapeño for garnish

    Combine all ingredients over ice in a shaker. Shake and strain into a salt rimmed double old fashioned glass.

    *Patrón Silver infused with jalapeño: Add 2 whole jalapeños cut down the middle and deseeded into 1 bottle of Patrón Silver. Let rest for 12 hours.

  • Virgo-Perfect Pineapple Margarita

    ASTROLOGICAL COCKTAIL

    Perfect Pineapple Margarita: The Perfect Pineapple Margarita is just that — perfect. Virgos are the ultimate perfectionists and deserve a perfect cocktail to match their energy.

    INGREDIENTS

    1.5 oz Patrón Silver

    .5 oz Citrónge Orange Liqueur

    1 oz Pineapple juice

    .5 oz Lime juice

    Tajín rim

    Lime wedge for garnish

    Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake until combined and chilled. Strain into a Tajín-rimmed rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with a lime wedge.

  • Libra-Silver & Soda

    ASTROLOGICAL COCKTAIL

    Silver & Soda: Libras are well-balanced individuals who enjoy the simplicities of life, which makes the Silver & Soda cocktail the perfect touch of symmetry and peace.

    INGREDIENTS

    2 oz Patrón Silver

    3 oz Soda

    Lime wedge, for garnish

    Combine ingredients in an ice-filled highball glass and stir. Garnish with a lime wedge.

  • Scorpio-Green Matcha

    ASTROLOGICAL COCKTAIL

    Green Matcha: The Green Matcha cocktail is the perfect drink for Scorpios with its unique ingredients and eye-catching aesthetic that makes it stand out from the crowd.

    INGREDIENTS

    1.75 oz  Patrón Silver

    1.25 oz  Citrus sherbet

    .5 oz Pretzel syrup

    .5 g Matcha green tea

    .75 oz Aquafaba

    Shake all ingredients with ice. Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice. Garnish with a mini pretzel and a sprinkle of matcha.

  • Sagittarius-Tequila Sunrise

    ASTROLOGICAL COCKTAIL

    Tequila Sunrise: The Tequila Sunrise is the vacation-ready cocktail for any Sagittarius looking to channel their inner wanderlust.

    INGREDIENTS

    2 oz Patrón Silver

    4 oz Fresh orange juice

    .5 oz Grenadine syrup

    Orange slice for garnish

    Pour Patrón Silver and orange juice into a highball glass and fill with ice. Float grenadine on surface of drink. Garnish with an orange slice.

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