Happy 2017! You more than likely ushered in the new year with a few cocktails, but we bet you didn't know that the stars can be your guide when it comes to imbibing. That's right, your astrological sign can steer you in the right direction when it comes to finding a beverage that will help channel and create your personal energy. "What we do and consume changes our energy, so why not create the energy you want?” Luna Luna Magazine’s author/astrologer Joanna C Valente tells us.
So, you can still drink your delicious Moscow Mules, but let's put a little more thought into our signature cocktail this year, shall we?
Here's what Joanna suggests you drink in 2017, according to your zodiac sign:
"Those who fall under the Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn signs find immense joy in catching up with long-lasting friends—which is why they should be sipping rum, as the savory elements of this spirit are sure to spice up an evening among old friends."
Try: Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva Rum
Pulling from the largest Caribbean coastline in the world Diplomatico’s Venezuelan distillery is located at the foot of the Andes Mountains and with hot days and cool nights, boasts the fertile soils needed for the growth of sugar cane.
Tasting notes: raisin, cinnamon, clove, chocolate, and toffee
"Geminis, Libras, and Aquarians often love anything new and love checking out the latest and greatest events and experiences, making sherry the perfect choice for those who prefer the more nuanced things in life."
Try: Cristina Oloroso Sherry
With a recent categorical renaissance, Sherry is a popular fortified wine that operates on a Solera system. With Oxidative ageing – the Sherry gains alcoholic strength and complexity each time the wine is exposed to air.
Tasting notes: a complex, nutty wine with aromas of raisin and nutmeg
"Sagittarius, Aries, and Leo deeply crave spontaneity and passion in all that they do, which means when it comes to a spirit, the smoky sultriness of mezcal compliments the mysteriousness that all fire signs desire."
Try: Sombra Mezcal
Made from organically farmed, high altitude agave that are expertly distilled in the traditional method. Mezcal translates to “oven-roasted agave” and offers novice and discerning palates alike an undeniable smokiness to anything it touches.
Tasting notes: a spicy, fruity, and smoky nose with a high note of citrus
"Those who fall under the Pisces, Cancer, and Scorpio signs are the nurturers and observers, and often prefer the subtle, fragrant spirits such as shochu—as it entrances water signs without being overwhelming."
Try: Iichiko Shochu
Distilled from 100% barley, iichiko sources its water from a fresh spring up to 300 meters underground. The purity of this water works in direct relation to achieving the perfect aroma and taste as it’s almost entirely free from iron and manganese.
Tasting notes: hints of red cherry, tangerine and yellow peach with notes of fruit cake and lychee