The Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Las Vegas recently launched their Zodiac Cocktail program, which delivers mouth-watering concoctions inspired by the current sign of the Zodiac. “The program is based on capturing the seasonal offerings during the Zodiac cycle to surprise our guests with unique cocktails,” says Michael LaPenna, the hotel’s Property Mixologist. “With the ever-growing responsiveness of cocktail programs in today’s society, consumers are seeking relatable and personalized services. Our Zodiac program brings the personalized service feel, with the uniqueness of a craft cocktail program.”
Perhaps the best part of the program is that the property will be serving a Zodiac Cocktail free of charge to each patron who presents proof of his or her birthdate, given that it falls within the proper cycle.
But even if you’re not headed to Sin City anytime soon, you too can impress your friends (or just treat yourself) with a Zodiac-themed cocktail. For your entertaining purposes, we’ve included the recipes to each cocktail.


Aquarius – Lovers Potion
Aquarius loves to have a sense of independence. In ‘Lovers Potion’, we combined the independent, distinctive flavors of passion fruit and pumpkin to make a delicious cocktail.
1.5 oz passion fruit puree

1 oz pumpkin juice infused with pepper

.5 oz POM juice

.75 oz cranberry/cinnamon syrup

2 oz pear green tea

Mint sprig

Passion fruit caviar pearls


Combine all ingredients in a glass

Top with elder flower tonic

Garnish with passion fruit caviar pearls & mint sprig



wp-image-1873481054Pisces – Royal Flush
Pisces have a wild imagination and great artistic ability. We used our imagination to design a refreshing cocktail, using unique flavors.
6 raspberries

3⁄4 oz simple syrup

1⁄4 oz Chambord

1 oz Hendrick’s

1⁄2 oz Lillet Blanc

1⁄2 oz Lillet Rouge

-1⁄2 oz fresh lemon juice

Dash egg whites

Combine ingredients and shake well

Serve up in a martini glass

Garnish with a mint leaf



Aries – Herbaceous Monk
Aries, as the first astrological sign, desires to lead the way for others. The essence of this cocktail is led by a velvety texture and subtle bitterness with a bold finish.
1 oz Leopold’s Navy strength gin

1⁄2 oz Green Chartreuse

1⁄2 oz Luxardo Cherry Liqueur

3⁄4 oz sage & honey syrup

3⁄4 oz lemon juice

Egg whites

Dash of Bittercube Bolivar Bitters

Lemon twist to garnish

Loose leaf tea (preferably rose petal or chamomile buds) for garnish


Combine all ingredients in a glass

Garnish with lemon twist and loose leaf tea (rose petals and chamomile buds)



Taurus – Brazilian Delight
Taurus is focused and stable. The components in the ‘Brazilian Delight’ cocktail encompass the best of everything by using the finest ingredients.
3 large basil leaves

1 1⁄2 oz Grey Goose Le Melon vodka

1⁄4 oz green chartreuse

1⁄2 oz passion fruit puree

1⁄2 oz lime juice

3⁄4 oz simple syrup

1⁄2 oz egg whites


Combine all ingredients, except the basil leaf

Shake and double strain into a martini glass

Add basil leaf as a garnish



Gemini – Werly Cup
Gemini tends to have a sense of duality to their nature. Like the Gemini’s personality, the joining of sweet and sour, the simple syrup and lemon juice, creates a sense of duality in the cocktail. This cocktail was also named after our flirty and charismatic Executive Chef David Werly.
1 cubed strawberry

1 slice cucumber

1 orange slice

2 oz Pimm’s

1 oz Lemon juice

1 oz simple syrup

Mint sprig for garnish


Add ice, lightly shake and dump in tall glass

Top with ginger ale

Garnish with a mint sprig



Cancer – Pineapple & Ginger Daiquri
Cancer personality is extremely innovative and pays attention to detail. The distinct characteristics of ginger and pineapple in this cocktail provide a harmonious finish.
1 1⁄2 oz Cruzan Spiced Rum

3⁄4 oz Domaine de Canton

3⁄4 oz pineapple juice

3⁄4 oz fresh lime juice

3⁄4 oz simple syrup

1⁄4 oz Luxardo Maraschino

2 dashes Angostura bitters

Lime twist for garnish

Luxardo cherry for garnish



Combine ingredients and shake well

Serve up in a martini glass

Garnish with Luxardo cherry and lime twist



Leo – Ginger Sparkle
Leos are cheerful, sociable, and full of excitement. We created the ‘Ginger Sparkle’ as the perfect cocktail to match their bubbly personality.
1⁄2 oz. Domain de Canton Ginger Liqueur

1 1⁄2 oz. fresh pear puree (Perfect Puree)

1⁄2 oz. fresh lemon juice

4 oz. Fleuraison Brut Champagne

Candied ginger for garnish

Lemon twist for garnish


Stir over ice and pour into champagne flute

Garnish with candied ginger and lemon twist



Virgo – Pineapple Basil Cocktail
Virgos are dependable, rational, and work well with others. This cocktail combines flavors that work wonderfully together.
3 basil leaves

1 1⁄2 oz Brooklyn Gin

1 oz pineapple

1⁄2 oz lime

1⁄2 oz simple syrup

Elderflower tonic

Pineapple leaf for garnish


Shake and pour over ice

Top with elderflower tonic

Garnish with a pineapple leaf



Libra – Lemongrass Mojito
Libra personality enjoys peace, stability and being surrounded by others. We took a classic cocktail and paired it with lemongrass to create a sense of companionship.
2 oz Cuca Fresca Blanco cachaca

1 oz lemongrass syrup

1 oz lime juice

Mint leaves



In a mixing glass, add all ingredients

Shake lightly and dump in a tall glass

Top with soda




Scorpio – Eastern Drop
Scorpios are resilient, determined, and confident. The ‘Eastern Drop’ uses strong, bold flavors to appeal to the Scorpio’s personality.
1 1⁄2 oz Belvedere Vodka Citrus

1 oz lemongrass simple syrup

1⁄2 oz St. Germain Elderflower

1⁄2 oz fresh lemon juice

1⁄4 oz pineapple juice

Dash egg whites

Mint leaf for garnish


Combine ingredients and shake well

Double strain up into a martini glass

Garnish with a floating mint leaf




Sagittarius – Spiced Apple Fiz
Sagittarius is expressive, focused and free minded. This cocktail uses Daron Calvados, an apple based cognac that is aged freely.
Dash peychauds

1 oz Sazerac six-year rye

1⁄2 oz Daron Calvados

1⁄2 oz Benedictine

1⁄2 oz lemon juice

3⁄4 oz apple juice

3⁄4 cinnamon simple syrup

1⁄2 oz egg whites

1 oz soda

Cinnamon stick for garnish

One crab apple for garnish



Shake and pour over ice in a tall glass

Top with soda

Garnish with a crab apple and cinnamon stick



wp-image--1395401156Capricorn – Robins Hood
Capricorns are ambitious, well-disciplined, and highly intelligent. In order to appeal to the Capricorn’s personality, we stuck to the beauty of simplicity when creating ‘Robins Hood’, inspired by Walt Disney and his love of scotch.
2 dash peychauds

1 dash angostura bitters

1 oz apricot infused 10-year Glenmorangie

1 oz Hennessy VSOP

1⁄2 Benedictine

1⁄2 oz Drambuie

1⁄2 oz Antica sweet vermouth

Dried apricot for garnish


Stir cocktail over ice and pour over ice sphere

Garnish with a dried apricot


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