Zodiac Chiller: 4 Bold And Delicious Drinks Meant For Leo
For those who believe in astrology, sun signs or zodiac signs are all about a way to understand your nature and identity. And if you do believe your zodiac traits line up with your true nature as a human being, then taking it into account while indulging in spirits and cocktails—and even mocktails—makes utter sense. These drinks not only provide you with the opportunity to try spirits and ingredients that are perfectly attuned to your inner self but also make for the most relaxed drinking experiences. In this series, Zodiac Chiller, we will explore spirits, cocktails, and mocktails that are perfectly suited to your true nature, and your astrological signs, just so you can have the most divine spirituous experiences.
Leos are fire signs, symbolized by the lion. Among the other constellations, these gregarious signs present themselves as royalty. The sun, the celestial body that controls the sky and life and vitality, is the sign that rules Leo. More than any other sun sign, Leos exudes zodiacal confidence, which they are eager to share. However, Leos are more than just their bold, elegant exteriors. They may have an implicit love for themselves, but they also genuinely care about you and shower you with love. They are, quite simply, amazing, fearless, and fierce. Popular figures like Sandra Bullock, Daniel Radcliffe, President Barack Obama, and Napolean Bonaparte come under Leo.
The lion sign is recognized for its boldness, devotion, vivacious nature, and penchant for the dramatic. Like the Leo, drinks for this sign must be lavish and bold with bursting and refreshing flavors of allspice, lime juice, grapefruit, and orange with hints of herbs like rosemary and chamomile tea.
1. Lion’s Mane
The lion's tail, a spiced cocktail popular during the Prohibition era, served as the model for this concoction. First published in 1937, The Café Royal Cocktail Book featured the recipe for Lion's Tail. This modern take on a classic cocktail will draw Leo's attention while showcasing the orange hue most closely linked to the sign of the zodiac.
Fill a shaker with ice, add the rum, allspice dram, lime juice, simple syrup, and bitters, and shake until thoroughly chilled. Then strain it into a chilled cocktail glass or coupe. Lastly, drizzle some orange twist oil over the drink's surface and add an orange wheel as a garnish.
2. Sleeping Lion
Although Leos are typically thought of as fiery, extroverted people, this cocktail has the power to soothe even the most ferocious astrological lions and bring out their sunny, endearing side. To calm anxious hearts, the beverage calls for a chamomile tea infusion in rum. The sun and Leo's loyalty are symbolized by the addition of grapefruit and rosemary, respectively. This cool cocktail is perfect for relieving heat on a hot summer's evening for a Leo.
To infuse white rum with chamomile, just steep two chamomile tea bags in the spirit for a full day. It's prepared for serving once the tea bags are removed. In a rocks or highball glass, mix the rum, juices, and simple syrup to make the cocktail. The glass should then be almost full of ice and soda water. Gently mix to combine, then top with a grapefruit slice and a sprig of rosemary.
3. Spiced Hibiscus Daiquiri
Leos enjoy being the center of attention, just like this stunning pink daiquiri. It is charismatic and dramatic, and it will definitely draw attention. Like them, it's a little extravagant as well!
Combine one cup of granulated white sugar, and one cup of water with multiple hibiscus herbal tea bags. Boil until the syrup is a deep pink colour and has thickened considerably. Before utilizing, strain the simple syrup with a fine-mesh strainer and let it cool entirely. Mix the rum, simple syrup, and lime juice in a cocktail shaker and give it a good shake with ice. Pour the contents into a chilled coupe glass. Add a slice of starfruit as a garnish.
4. Ginger Shirley Temple
Since Leo is a colourful and flamboyant sign, you should always choose the option that will make people smile. You'll prefer a lighthearted beverage, such as this Shirley Temple mocktail, which uses a few essential ingredients to update a beloved childhood recipe. Plus, for the sign that loves the spotlight, what is more suitable than a drink named after one of Hollywood's biggest stars? Combine ginger beer, club soda, and lime juice; chill and then pour over ice and garnish with grenadine. Add some maraschino cherries for a pop of flavour.