Zodiac Chiller: 4 Delicious Cocktails For Gemini
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 too. In this series, Zodiac Chiller, we will explore spirits, cocktails and mocktails that are perfectly suited to your true nature, your astrological signs, just so you can have the most divine spirituous experiences.
When it comes to Gemini, the third sign of the zodiac calendar, the basic nature of this sun sign is adaptability and sociability. Born between May 21 and June 21, people with this sun sign are known for their multi-faceted nature and popularity. Naturally then, the cocktails and mocktails these guys enjoy the most are equally versatile and popular. When it comes to spirits, those that offer a lot of versatility are quite popular among Geminis. And as for mocktails, they simply have to be lively and refreshing like a Gemini’s company.
If you are wondering how to create the perfect, tailor-made cocktails and mocktails for Geminis, here are a few recipes you can start with.
Think about it, you can easily visualise a Gemini sipping on Cosmos and thoroughly enjoying themselves, can’t you? Vibrant, colourful and as sociable as a Gemini, the Cosmopolitan is the best vodka-based cocktail for this sun sign, and you can use Ketel One or Smirnoff to craft the best glasses of it. Here is the simplest Cosmo recipe.
25ml cranberry juice
15ml lime juice
15ml triple sec
Lime twist, for garnish
Fill a shaker with ice cubes then pour in the vodka, cranberry juice, lime juice, and triple sec.
Shake the ingredients vigorously to chill and infuse to perfection.
Strain the cocktail into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a lime twist.
2. The Gin Fizz
Dynamic, bubbly and a crowd-puller, the classic Gin Fizz cocktail is perfectly suited to the sociable and versatile Gemini. Known for its effervescence, kick of ginger and tangy citrus notes, this cocktail reflects Gemini’s natural spirit and zest for life like no other. Check out the recipe for this cocktail and try it out with Tanqueray or Gordon’s gin.
25ml lemon juice
15ml simple syrup
Lemon twist, for garnish
Pour in the gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
Shake the cocktail ingredients until they are chilled and well-infused.
Strain into a highball glass filled with ice, top with soda water and garnish with a lemon twist.
3. Passionfruit Margarita
What happens when a passionate sun sign meets a passionfruit cocktail? Pure magic, of course! The tequila-based Margarita cocktail is anyways dynamic in nature, but add a passionfruit twist to it and it turns into a creative cocktail that no Gemini can say no to. You can try this one with Don Julio tequila with the following recipe.
30ml passionfruit puree
25ml lime juice
15ml Agave syrup
Passionfruit seeds, for garnish
Pour tequila, passionfruit puree, lime juice, and agave syrup into a shaker filled with ice cubes.
Shake vigorously for a minute, then strain the cocktail into a salt-rimmed glass with crushed ice.
Garnish with passionfruit seeds for that beautiful yellow hue.
4. Citrus Sparkler
As tangy and sparkly as a Gemini’s character, this alcohol-free mocktail captures the spirit of the sun sign really well. Thanks to its refreshing, dynamic and citrus-based profile, no Gemini will ever miss alcohol in this mocktail. Check out the recipe for this one.
60ml orange juice
30ml lemon juice
15ml honey syrup
Orange slice, for garnish
Combine orange juice, lemon juice, and honey syrup in a cocktail shaker.
Shake well to blend the ingredients and strain into a tall glass filled with ice.
Top up the mocktail with sparkling soda and garnish with an orange slice before serving up.