Zodiac Chiller: 4 Earthy Cocktails For Taurus

By: Shreya Goswami

Taurus cocktails

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 Taurus, the second sign of the zodiac, the basic nature gravitates towards comfort and luxury. Born between April 20 and May 20, Taureans are always on the lookout for indulgent choices that reflect their need for sophistication and the finer things in life. So, the best quality single malts and bourbons, aged for the perfect duration of time, make for the best spirits for Taureans. This of course opens up a whole world of cocktails that perfectly match the nature of Taurus individuals. When it comes to mocktails, opt for indulgent ones that focus on quality ingredients and comfortable tastes. 

Wondering where to start out with crafting the best cocktails and mocktails for Taureans? Here are some great options you can try. 

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1. Maple Bourbon Smash 

For the indulgent and discerning Taurus individual, finely crafted bourbons like Royal Challenge American Pride should be your go-to choice for cocktail base. When it comes to what to make with the bourbon, your first choice should be the maple Bourbon Smash because it is opulent, smooth and the perfect balance of maturity and sweetness. Here’s the recipe. 

Ingredients: 

60ml bourbon 

15ml maple syrup 

15ml freshly squeezed lemon juice 

Small bunch of fresh mint leaves 

Ice cubes 

Method: 

Muddle a small bunch of fresh mint leaves in a cocktail shaker to release their aroma. 

Add bourbon, maple syrup, and freshly squeezed lemon juice then top it up with ice cubes. 

Shake vigorously to chill and infuse the ingredients. 

Strain the mixture into a glass filled with ice and serve with a garnish of mint sprigs. 

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2. Honey Sip 

Made with the best quality single malts like Talisker, The Singleton and Godawan, the Honey Sip has intricate flavours and luxurious elements that Taureans always seek out in life. Blending the sweetness of honey syrup and the perfection of single malt whisky, this cocktail is tailor-made for Taurus’ refined palate. 

Ingredients: 

60ml single malt Scotch whisky  

15ml honey syrup  

Dash of orange bitters 

Orange peel twist, for garnish 

Method: 

Fill a mixing glass with ice, then pour in the single malt Scotch whisky. 

Add honey syrup and a dash of orange bitters, and stir until well combined. 

Strain the cocktail into a chilled glass over a large ice cube. 

Garnish with an orange peel twist and serve. 

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3. Whisky Sour 

A classic for good reason, the Whisky Sour cocktail reigns supreme in the hearts of Taureans. Craft this one with the finest Scotch whisky, like Johnnie Walker or Black Dog, for a premium-quality drinking experience perfect for your favourite Taurus person. Check out the recipe. 

Ingredients: 

60ml Scotch whisky 

30ml freshly squeezed lemon juice 

15ml simple syrup 

Dash of Angostura bitters 

Maraschino cherry and lemon slice, for garnish 

Method: 

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice cubes. 

Pour in Scotch whisky, lemon juice, simple syrup, and a dash of Angostura bitters. 

Shake the mixture vigorously to blend and chill the ingredients, then strain into a glass. 

Garnish the cocktail with a maraschino cherry and a lemon slice and serve. 

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4. Berry Elixir 

If you are looking for the perfect alcohol-free option for Taureans, then this luxurious Berry Elixir is all you need. Even without alcohol, this mocktail is crafted with sophistication, opulence and subtle sweetness of the choicest berries and syrups. Check out the easy-peasy recipe and give it a go. 

Ingredients: 

60ml mixed berry puree  

30ml freshly squeezed lemon juice 

15ml honey syrup  

Sparkling water 

Fresh berries and a mint sprig, for garnish 

Method: 

Combine mixed berry puree, lemon juice, and honey syrup in a cocktail shaker. 

Shake well to blend the ingredients, then strain the mixture into a tall glass filled with ice. 

Top up the mocktail with sparkling water for that luxurious touch of effervescence. 

Garnish with fresh berries and a sprig of mint and serve.