Whether you choose to go for a pair of signature cocktails or one couples’ cocktail, designing the drinks of the night can be a difficult decision. One way to think about wedding cocktails is using each of your zodiac signs. We’ve matched popular wedding cocktails with astrological combinations below, but, instead of grouping by sign, we chose elements.
Each of the 12 zodiac signs belongs to one of the four traditional elements: fire (Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius), earth (Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn), air (Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius), and water (Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces). The elemental groupings share many of the same core traits, and are generally more similar to signs in the same group than any other sign.
Find your wedding cocktails by scrolling down to the element combination that you and your S.O. represent.
Fire + Fire: Fireball Shot
Two fire signs together are an incredibly energetic, but highly combustible combination. Celebrate your fire-squared energy with a signature shot of Fireball Cinnamon Whisky, created by Chris Binney of Beck ‘N Call Bartenders in Ocala, Florida.
Air + Air: Molecular Mojito Spheres
There’s lots to toast when two air signs are wed — mainly that you two pulled yourself out of the clouds long enough to express some real emotion. You’re a next-level pair whose airy energy compels you to attempt to know all there is to know about all things. Grab a book and study up on molecular gastronomy, then ask your bartender for molecular mojitos in lieu of liquid drinks.
Earth + Earth: Old Fashioned
Two earth signs represent peak tried-and-true energy. Not even remotely impressed with trends, you two are kind of like the Ron Swanson of couples. Wedding cocktails in general probably seem a little frivolous to you, but indulge your guests with an Old-Fashioned. This long-standing, whiskey-forward drink will really resonate with you.
Water + Water: Tropical Paradise
Oh, the feels on feels for you intuitive, romantic souls! You natural water babies will enjoy a fruity drink that reminds you of the Caribbean, like Tropical Paradise, created with fresh pineapple, vodka, white cranberry juice, and peach schnapps by Ricki Quarterman of Mixology Bartending Services Co. in Upper Marlboro, Maryland.
Air + Water: The Paloma
Between the two of you, it can be hard to pull you into the now. Intellectual air signs want to live in the future, while sentimental water signs love reminiscing about the past. But, when you manage to be in the same place at the same time, you fit together well. Salute this balanced sweet-and-sour pair with The Paloma, a Mexican cocktail featuring tequila, grapefruit juice, club soda, lime juice, and sugar.
Fire + Air: French 75
Warm and gregarious fire signs will find sociable, adventurous air signs easy to love. These two elements are both prolific travelers and infamous partiers, so if this is your pairing, you’re both well-versed in the art of the cocktail. Go for a sweet and fun French 75 to represent your bubbly partnership.
Fire + Earth: The Greyhound
You survived the initial period of intense differences — fire signs crave adventure and freedom while earth signs value stability and predictability over everything — and have learned how to play to your strengths as a couple. Go for a simple, two-ingredient cocktail with The Greyhound. Acerbic vodka represents fire while straightforward, good-for-you grapefruit juice is so earth.
Earth + Water: Spiced Pear Bourbon Cocktail
In most areas of life, earth and water signs combine really easily, and your courtship has probably been a smooth wave of happy staying in and homemaking. But, at your core, you deal in different realms — earth with things and water with feelings. A spiced pear bourbon cocktail is a beautiful blend of earth and water energy.
Fire + Water: Mint Julep
This is a temperamental elemental combination as water has a tendency to extinguish the more volatile aspects of fiery energy, and fire no likey. You’re probably an opposites-attract pair, so toast to this dynamic with a mint julep. Twentieth century wedding cocktails are experiencing a major comeback, and this balance of sweet and bitter is perfect for you two.
Earth + Air: Fruity Gin Fizz
You’re fundamentally incompatible, yet you’ve worked to embrace your differences rather than let them tear you apart. Embrace the ever-changing nature of air and the stable aspect of earth with wedding cocktails that are a fruity take on a Gin Fizz. Jazz up the traditional gin and soda water with fresh pomegranate, mango, or pineapple juice.