Zodiac Chiller: 4 Perfectly Balanced Cocktails For Libra
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.
If there is one sun sign that is all about balance and sophistication, it is Libra. Born between September 22 and October 23, Librans are known for their innate sense of harmony, sociability and versatility. Naturally, the spirits, cocktails and mocktails they love are totally attuned to their true nature. For example, spirits like gin and whisky—and the cocktails based around them—are well-loved by all Librans. And as for mocktails, those based on the refreshing balance of herbs, syrups and spices are always going to floor Librans.
So, if you want to craft some cocktails and mocktails to appeal to the sense of balance, symmetry and refinement in Librans, here are some drinks you should try.
Old-school, sophisticated and well-balanced, this classic cocktail harmonises the depth of whiskies like Johnnie Walker and Talisker with the complexities of vermouth and campari. With its perfect balance of sweetness, bitterness and smoothness, this deep and refined cocktail is beloved by Librans. Here’s the recipe in case you want to make it tonight.
30ml sweet vermouth
Orange peel, for garnish
Fill up a cocktail mixing glass with ice and pour whisky, sweet vermouth and Campari.
Stir the cocktail gently for about 30 seconds to chill and properly infuse the flavours.
Strain it neat into a coupe glass and garnish with an orange peel before serving.
2. French 75
This quintessential gin-based cocktail known for its perfectly harmonised flavours, the French 75 balances the botanical notes of gin with citrus and sweet elements. No wonder it appeals to the sense of harmony and balance in Librans. Make this one with Tanqueray gin for best results. Here’s the recipe.
15ml lemon juice
10ml simple syrup
Champagne, for topping
Lemon twist, for garnish
Combine gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
Shake to chill and blend the ingredients, then strain into a chilled champagne flute.
Top up the glass with champagne and garnish with a lemon twist before serving.
Contemporary and yet complex, this whisky-based cocktail sings with the flavours of blended Scotch, honey, ginger and citrus. Its intriguing flavour profile can please every Libran’s innate sensibilities and need for balance. Make it with Johnnie Walker whiskies for best results, with the following recipe.
60ml blended Scotch whisky
20ml lemon juice
20ml honey syrup
10ml ginger syrup
Candied ginger, for garnish
Combine the blended Scotch whisky, lemon juice, honey syrup, and ginger syrup in a cocktail shaker.
Shake the ingredients, then add ice cubes and shake again until well combined.
Strain the cocktail into a glass while neat or with ice.
Garnish with a piece of candied ginger for that alluring gingery aroma.
4. Tranquil Breeze
This mocktail is the perfect alcohol-free drink for the balanced and refined palate of a Libra, because it represents the harmony between tangy cranberry, tropical pineapple, and citrusy lime, along with a touch of sweetness from honey. Here’s the sophisticated and perfectly poised cocktail recipe for you to try out.
60ml cranberry juice
30ml pineapple juice
15ml lime juice
10ml honey syrup
Pineapple slice, for garnish
In a shaker filled with ice, combine cranberry juice, pineapple juice, lime juice, and honey syrup.
Shake the mixture well and strain the mocktail into a tall glass filled with ice.
Top it up with soda water and garnish with a pineapple slice before serving.